Growth traits

Growth hormone polymorphisms and growth traits in Chinese Tibetan sheep Ovis aries

Y. C. Han, Sun, Y. G., Li, Q., Han, Y. C., Sun, Y. G., and Li, Q., Growth hormone polymorphisms and growth traits in Chinese Tibetan sheep Ovis aries, vol. 15, p. -, 2016.

Growth hormone (GH) plays an important role in promoting growth, protein and muscle accretion, and fat catabolism, suggesting that GH is a potential candidate gene affecting growth traits in vertebrates. In this paper, polymorphisms in GH were investigated in 632 Chinese Tibetan sheep, by using DNA sequencing. Three single nucleotide polymorphisms were identified, including two mutations (g.616G>A and g.624G>A) in intron 2 and one synonymous mutation (g.498G>C) in exon 2.

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