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DGAT1 K232A polymorphism in Brazilian cattle breeds

G. A. Lacorte, Machado, M. A., Martinez, M. L., Campos, A. L., Maciel, R. P., Verneque, R. S., Teodoro, R. L., Peixoto, M. G. C. D., Carvalho, M. R. S., and Fonseca, C. G., DGAT1 K232A polymorphism in Brazilian cattle breeds, vol. 5, pp. 475-482, 2006.

Recent reports identified DGAT1 (EC 2.3.1.20) harboring a lysine to alanine substitution (K232A) as a candidate gene with a strong effect on milk production traits. Our objective was to estimate the frequency of the DGAT1 K232A polymorphism in the main Zebu and Taurine breeds in Brazil as well as in Zebu x Taurine crossbreds as a potential QTL for marker-assisted selection.

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