Articles | Volume 65, issue 2
Arch. Anim. Breed., 65, 231–238, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-65-231-2022
Arch. Anim. Breed., 65, 231–238, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-65-231-2022
Original study
22 Jun 2022
Original study | 22 Jun 2022

The comparative results of myostatin introgression from donor Texel to recipient Ramlıç sheep with the aspects of growth, pre-, and post-slaughter carcass traits in the second backcross generation

Mustafa Tekerli et al.

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Factors such as genotype, sex, type of birth, maternal age, weaning age and birth weight must be considered in evaluation of pre- and post-weaning growth traits. Myostatin mutation was introduced to native Turkish breed Ramlıç by marker-assisted introgression (MAI). The mutation has a positive effect on ultrasonographic carcass traits in crosses. Lambs with myostatin tended to have deeper longissimus muscle and good carcass characteristics, and they may be recommendable for Turkish farmers.