A genome‐wide association study revealed five SNPs affecting 8‐month weight in sheep

17 days ago   |   By Animal Genetics

Summary
Lamb weight at 8 months of age is an important trait in the sheep industry in terms of the onset of puberty around this age; however, knowledge of its effective genetic factors is limited. Therefore, a GWAS using the 50K SNP‐Chip was performed on 96 Baluchi sheep to identify the genomic regions associated with 8‐month weight. The results of the present study revealed five SNPs on chromosomes 4, 14 and 16 at 5% chromosome‐wide significance level, jointly accounting for 0.95% of total genetic variance. Four genes - MTPN, HYDIN, LRGUK and ZFP90 - were found in 50 kb intervals around...
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