Articles | Volume 62, issue 1
Arch. Anim. Breed., 62, 189–197, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-62-189-2019
Arch. Anim. Breed., 62, 189–197, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-62-189-2019
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16 Apr 2019
Original study | 16 Apr 2019

Genetic variations in the sheep SIRT7 gene and their correlation with body size traits

Hongwei Xu et al.

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In this study, two novel indels within the sheep SIRT7 gene, 5′ promoter region-insertion-7 bp and 3′ UTR-insertion-17 bp, were identified in 709 individuals from five different Chinese and Mongolian sheep breeds. Genetic diversity within the SIRT7 gene and its effect on body size traits were explored. The findings from this research will potentially provide useful DNA markers for the improvement of economic traits in sheep genetic breeding.