Articles | Volume 65, issue 2
Arch. Anim. Breed., 65, 231–238, 2022
Arch. Anim. Breed., 65, 231–238, 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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Çelikeloğlu, K., Tekerli, M., Erdoğan, M., Koçak, S., Yazıcı, E., Gücüyener H., Ö, Bozkurt, Z., Çinkaya, S., and Demirtaş, M.: Marker-assisted introgression of myostatin from Texel to Ramlıç sheep: Growth and real-time ultrasound carcass traits in F1 and BC1 lambs, Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi, 69, 25–31,, 2022. 
Short summary
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.