We analyzed 20 exons, with their intron-exon boundaries, of the bovine Flt-1 gene, using a strategy combining PCR amplification and single-strand conformational polymorphism analysis (PCR-SSCP), followed by nucleotide sequence analysis, in 675 cattle. We then looked for associations between polymorphisms and growth traits.
Single nucleotide polymorphism
Mongolians are known as heavy drinkers, and they have a high incidence of essential hypertension, which may be an associated pathology. We examined a possible association of essential hypertension and polymorphism of the aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) gene in Mongolians from Inner Mongolia. Single nucleotide polymorphism rs671 of ALDH2 was detected by TaqMan PCR in 91 essential hypertensive patients (44 males and 47 females) and 70 healthy Mongolians (37 males and 33 females).