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East Friesian sheep carry a Myostatin allele known to cause muscle hypertrophy in other breeds
Bignell, CW and Malau-Aduli, AEO and Nichols, PD and McCulloch, R and Kijas, JW (2010) East Friesian sheep carry a Myostatin allele known to cause muscle hypertrophy in other breeds. Animal Genetics, 41 (4). pp. 445-446. ISSN 1365-2052
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The East Friesian breed of sheep was developed in northern Germany and the Netherlands, and has become one of the worlds most productive dairy sheep. It is likely to have contributed to the foundation of other breeds, such as the Texel, which originated in the Netherlands chain of West Friesian islands. The Texel is a meat breed that displays a muscle hypertrophy phenotype caused by a G to A substitution (g.+6723G>A) in the Myostatin gene. Given the likelihood of a common population history linking Texel and East Frisian, we sought to determine if the latter also carries the mutant g.+6723A Myostatin allele despite the divergent production profiles of the two breeds.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Animal Genetics|
|Page Range:||pp. 445-446|
|Identification Number - DOI:||10.1111/j.1365-2052.2010.02021.x|
|Additional Information:||The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com|
|Date Deposited:||20 Oct 2010 01:02|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:13|
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