Articles | Volume 62, issue 2
Arch. Anim. Breed., 62, 579–583, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-62-579-2019
Arch. Anim. Breed., 62, 579–583, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-62-579-2019

Short communication 23 Oct 2019

Short communication | 23 Oct 2019

Recent advances in understanding genetic variants associated with growth, carcass and meat productivity traits in sheep (Ovis aries): an update

Alexander S. Zlobin et al.

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In this study we performed comprehensive search for QTLs focusing on single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with growth and meat traits in sheep. The database contains information about 156 SNP–trait associations (123 unique SNPs) and a list of 165 associated genes. The updated information is freely available at https://github.com/Defrag1236/Ovines_2018.