Articles | Volume 64, issue 1
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 223–230, 2021
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 223–230, 2021
Original study
03 Jun 2021
Original study | 03 Jun 2021

An investigation of the effects of BMPR1B, BMP15, and GDF9 genes on litter size in Ramlıç and Dağlıç sheep

Koray Çelikeloğlu et al.

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Associations of different regions of BMPR1B, BMP15, and GDF9 genes with litter size were analyzed in Ramlıç and Dağlıç sheep. A total of 51 SNPs in Ramlıç and 54 in Dağlıç sheep were detected. The slopes of significant regression coefficients in four SNPs for Ramlıç and two for Dağlıç in the BMPR1B gene as well as one deletion mutation in the BMP15 gene of Ramlıç were in the direction of the rare allele. Candidate QTNs determined in this study could be used to produce more prolific sheep.