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RAPD marker variation in meat quality traits of Poll Dorset second-cross lambs selected for muscle or growth

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Malau-Aduli, AEO and Bignell, CW and Hegarty, RS and Oddy, H and Johns, W and Tavassoli-Salardini, F and Smolenski, AJ and Malau-Aduli, BS and Wells, BB and Lane, PA and Clark, RJ (2006) RAPD marker variation in meat quality traits of Poll Dorset second-cross lambs selected for muscle or growth. In: 52nd International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, 13 - 18 August 2006, Dublin, Ireland.

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Abstract

All organisms are subject to mutations as a result of normal cellular operations or interactions with the environment, leading to genetic variation (polymorphism). In conjunction with selection and genetic drift, there arises genetic variation within and among individuals and species. For this variation to be useful to geneticists, it must be heritable and discernable whether as a recognisable phenotypic variation or as a genetic mutation distinguishable through molecular techniques. PCR amplification and gel electrophoresis resolution of products using RAPD primer A2 shows polymorphism of up to 5 bands was evident. It also demonstrates that at the molecular level, there are banding differences that can be picked up between crossbred progeny sired by rams with high genetic merit for growth or muscle.Fat depth at the GR and C sites was significantly (P<0.05) influenced by level of nutrition and nutrition level x siretype interaction in that fat depths were greater in crossbred lambs fed at high levels of nutrition than those fed low nutrition levels. Lambs selected for growth and fed high level of nutrition produced carcasses with the least KNIFE GR fat depth of 11.4mm, a significant reduction from 18.1mm in the control group fed low level nutrition.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: RAPD markers, Poll Dorset crossbred lambs, meat quality, growth, muscle
Journal or Publication Title: In: D. Troy, R. Pearce, B. Byrne, J. Kerry (Editors), 'Harnessing and Exploiting Global Opportunities’, Proceedings of the 52nd International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, University College Dublin, Ireland.
Page Range: pp. 89-90
ISSN: 978-90-8686-010-4
Additional Information: In: D. Troy, R. Pearce, B. Byrne, J. Kerry (Editors), Harnessing and Exploiting Global Opportunities’, Proceedings of the 52nd International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, University College Dublin, Ireland, 52:89-90 (2006)
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2008 01:10
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:27
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2971
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