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A conserved haplotype in Wagyu cattle contains RAB4A whose encoded protein regulates glucose trafficking in muscle and fat cells

1 month ago   |   By Animal Genetics

Summary
The Wagyu breed of taurine cattle possess favourable genetics for intramuscular fat but genomic loci associated with the trait remain under characterised. Here, we report the identification of a previously unidentified genomic region possessing a particular haplotype structure in Wagyu. Through deployment of a genome‐wide haplotype detection analysis that captures regions conserved in a target population but not other populations we screened 100 individual Wagyu and contrasted them with 100 individuals from two independent comparison breeds, Charolais and Angus, using high‐density...
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