Articles | Volume 62, issue 1
Original study
26 Mar 2019
Original study |  | 26 Mar 2019

Variation in the caprine keratin-associated protein 15-1 (KAP15-1) gene affects cashmere fibre diameter

Mengli Zhao, Huitong Zhou, Jon G. H. Hickford, Hua Gong, Jiqing Wang, Jiang Hu, Xiu Liu, Shaobin Li, Zhiyun Hao, and Yuzhu Luo

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Short summary
Keratin-associated proteins (KAPs) are a structural component of cashmere fibre, and variation in some KAP genes (KRTAPs) has been associated with a number of caprine fibre traits. In this study, we identified the caprine KAP15-1 gene on goat chromosome 1. Six variants containing eight SNPs were found. Association analyses revealed that variation in the gene affected mean fibre diameter.