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Association of ADIPOQ, OLR1 and PPARGC1A gene polymorphisms with growth and carcass traits in Nelore cattle

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Fonseca, Patricia D. da S. ; de Souza, Fabio R. P. ; de Camargo, Gregorio M. F. ; Gil, Fernanda M. M. ; Cardoso, Diercles F. ; Zetouni, Larissa ; Braz, Camila U. ; Boligon, Arione A. ; Branco, Renata H. ; de Albuquerque, Lucia G. ; Mercadante, Maria E. Z. ; Tonhati, Humberto
Total Authors: 12
Document type: Journal article
Source: META GENE; v. 4, p. 1-7, JUN 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 5

In beef cattle farming, growth and carcass traits are important for genetic breeding programs. Molecular markers can be used to assist selection and increase genetic gain. The ADIPOQ, OLR1 and PPARGC1A genes are involved in lipid synthesis and fat accumulation in adipose tissue. The objective of this study was to identify polymorphisms in these genes and to assess the association with growth and carcass traits in Nelore cattle. A total of 639 animals were genotyped by PCR-RFLP for rs208549452, rs109019599 and rs109163366 in ADIPOQ, OLR1 and PPARGC1A gene, respectively. Weanalyzed the association of SNPs identified with birth weight, weaning weight, female yearling weight, female hip height, male yearling weight, male hip height, loin eye area, rump fat thickness, and backfat thickness. The OLR1 marker was associated with rump fat thickness and weaning weight (P < 0.05) and the PPARGC1 marker was associated with female yearling weight. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. (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