Articles | Volume 64, issue 1
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 223–230, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-64-223-2021
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 223–230, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-64-223-2021

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.

Related subject area

Subject: Quantitative genetics and estimation of breeding value | Animal: Sheep
Assessment of methane emission traits in ewes using a laser methane detector: genetic parameters and impact on lamb weaning performance
Jessica Reintke, Kerstin Brügemann, Tong Yin, Petra Engel, Henrik Wagner, Axel Wehrend, and Sven König
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 113–123, https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-63-113-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-63-113-2020, 2020
Short summary
Recent advances in understanding genetic variants associated with growth, carcass and meat productivity traits in sheep (Ovis aries): an update
Alexander S. Zlobin, Natalia A. Volkova, Pavel M. Borodin, Tatiana I. Aksenovich, and Yakov A. Tsepilov
Arch. Anim. Breed., 62, 579–583, https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-62-579-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-62-579-2019, 2019
Short summary
Variation in KRTAP6-1 affects wool fibre diameter in New Zealand Romney ewes
Wenhao Li, Hua Gong, Huitong Zhou, Jiqing Wang, Shaobin Li, Xiu Liu, Yuzhu Luo, and Jon G. H. Hickford
Arch. Anim. Breed., 62, 509–515, https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-62-509-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-62-509-2019, 2019
Genetic variations in the sheep SIRT7 gene and their correlation with body size traits
Hongwei Xu, Xiaoyu Zhang, Rongxin Zang, Yong Cai, Xin Cao, Jutian Yang, Jie Li, Xianyong Lan, and Jianping Wu
Arch. Anim. Breed., 62, 189–197, https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-62-189-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-62-189-2019, 2019
Short summary
Linkage disequilibrium and within-breed genetic diversity in Iranian Zandi sheep
Seyed Mohammad Ghoreishifar, Hossein Moradi-Shahrbabak, Nahid Parna, Pourya Davoudi, and Majid Khansefid
Arch. Anim. Breed., 62, 143–151, https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-62-143-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-62-143-2019, 2019
Short summary

Cited articles

Akçapınar, H.: Koyun Yetiştiriciliği, Medisan yayınevi, Ankara, 2000. 
Alink, F. M., Mylne, M. J. A., Watt, R. G., Kenyon, P., Wood, M. J., and McEvoy, T. G.: Inverdale fecundity gene (FecX I) influences twin ovulation incidence in pubertal ewe lambs from Texel sires and Cheviot or Scottish Blackface dams, Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science, 2005, 55–55, https://doi.org/10.1017/s1752756200009662, 2005. 
Aulchenko, Y. S., De Koning, D. J., and Haley, C.: Genomewide rapid association using mixed model and regression: A fast and simple method for genomewide pedigree-based quantitative trait loci association analysis, Genetics, 177, 577–585, https://doi.org/10.1534/genetics.107.075614, 2007. 
Davis, G. H.: Fecundity genes in sheep, Anim. Reprod. Sci., 82, 247–253,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anireprosci.2004.04.001, 2004. 
Davis, G. H.: Major genes affecting ovulation rate in sheep, Genet. Sel. Evol., 37, 11–23, https://doi.org/10.1051/gse:2004026, 2005. 
Download
Short summary
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.