LF gene

A novel polymorphism of the lactoferrin gene and its association with milk composition and body traits in dairy goats

B. L. Guo, Jiao, Y., He, C., Wei, L. X., Chang, Z. H., Yue, X. P., Lan, X. Y., Chen, H., and Lei, C. Z., A novel polymorphism of the lactoferrin gene and its association with milk composition and body traits in dairy goats, vol. 9, pp. 2199-2206, 2010.

Milk composition and body measurement traits, influenced by genes and environmental factors, play important roles in value assessments of efficiency and productivity in dairy goats. Lactoferrin (LF), involved in the efficient expression of protein in milk, is also an anabolic factor in skeletal tissue and a potent osteoblast survival factor. Therefore, it is an important candidate gene for milk composition and body measurement trait selection in marker-assisted selection.

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