The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression level and genetic variation of the ACSL1 gene of the Dezhou donkey and its effect on growth traits. The results show that the ACSL1 gene is regularly expressed in Dezhou donkey tissue. Through the association analysis of the genotype and haplotype combination and growth traits, it is speculated that the ACSL1 gene can be used as a candidate gene for Dezhou donkey breeding.
Adipose tissue (AT) is a multi-depot organ in mammals and is formed in specific locations to meet the requirements of organism development. There are two main regional AT depots: subcutaneous and visceral. AT from various depots differs in composition and function. Based on the function, AT depots can be further classified as white and brown AT. Revealing the composition feature of AT depots will provide valuable information for further research on the fat deposition patterns in buffalo.
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The micronucleus (MN) test is a common tool used to evaluate cellular genetic instability at the chromosomal level. To evaluate genetic material stability in selected Canidae species, the MN test was performed. The interspecific hybrids differed from the other fox species in MN percentage. The chromosome polymorphism had little effect on genetic material stability in the blue and silver fox cells and significantly increases chromosomal damages in interspecific hybrids somatic cells.
The micronucleus (MN) test is a common tool used to evaluate cellular genetic instability at the...