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Effect of the g.98535683A > G SNP in the CAST gene on meat traits of Nellore beef cattle (Bos indicus) and their crosses with Bos taurus

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Author(s):
Enriquez-Valencia, Cruz Elena ; Pereira, Guilherme Luis ; Malheiros, Jessica Moraes ; de Vasconcelos Silva, Josineudson Augusto I. I. ; Albuquerque, Lucia Galvao ; de Oliveira, Henrique Nunes ; Loyola Chardulo, Luis Artur ; Curi, Rogerio Abdallah
Total Authors: 8
Document type: Journal article
Source: MEAT SCIENCE; v. 123, p. 64-66, JAN 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 5
Abstract

The objective of this study was to estimate allele frequencies of the g.98535683A>G:BTAU7 SNP in the CAST gene in different genetic groups of beef cattle produced in Brazil (Nellore and their crosses with Bos taurus), and to evaluate associations between this polymorphism and meat traits. Five hundred animals from six different genetic groups were genotyped and phenotyped for shear force (SF), myofibrillar fragmentation index (MFI), rib eye area, backfat thickness, and total lipids. Alleles A and G of the SNP were detected in all genetic groups and the frequency of A was higher than G. Significant association (P < 0.05) was observed between the polymorphism and meat tenderness (SF and MFI), in which genotype AA exhibited the best values. These results demonstrate for the first time the occurrence of the studied SNP in a Zebu breed and its potential application to the genetic improvement of meat tenderness in the Nellore breed (Bos indicus) and its crosses with Bos taurus. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/16118-5 - Genomic tools to genetic improvement of direct economic important traits in Nelore cattle
Grantee:Lucia Galvão de Albuquerque
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/13021-1 - An metalloproteomics and expression approach of the structural, proteolytic and tissue skeletal muscle regulatory proteins in post-mortem and the relationship with growth and meat tenderness in Nellore animals (Bos indicus)
Grantee:Luis Artur Loyola Chardulo
Support type: Regular Research Grants