Articles | Volume 64, issue 1
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 245–256, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-64-245-2021
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 245–256, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-64-245-2021

Original study 07 Jun 2021

Original study | 07 Jun 2021

Variation in bovine leptin gene affects milk fatty acid composition in New Zealand Holstein Friesian  ×  Jersey dairy cows

Ishaku Lemu Haruna et al.

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The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) coupled with single-strand conformational polymorphism (SSCP) analysis was used to reveal variation in bovine leptin gene (LEP) in New Zealand (NZ) Holstein Friesian × Jersey (HF × J) dairy cows. This is the first report of findings of this kind in NZ HF × J cows, and they suggest that variation in exon 3 of bovine leptin gene could be explored as a means of decreasing the concentration of saturated fatty acids in milk.