Prolactin gene polymorphism and its association with economic traits in Kankrej cattle

Sacravarty, G.; Vadodaria, V.P.; Joshi, C.G.; Brahmkshtri, B.P.; Shah, R.R. and Solanki, J.V. (2008) Prolactin gene polymorphism and its association with economic traits in Kankrej cattle. Indian Journal of Dairy Science, 61 (4). pp. 273-276.

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Polymorphism in 156 bp prolactin gene exon was detected in Kankrej cattle using PCR-RFLP and PCR-SSCP techniques. The frequencies for the genotypes AA, AB and BB were 0.333, 0.352 and 0.315 respectively and the allelic frequency is for A/B alleles were 0.509/0.491. The band patterns obtained in PCR-RFLP technique matched perfectly with the band pattern obtained in PCR-SSCP technique for the three genotypes. Correlation of PRL-Rsa I genotypes with economic traits viz:age at first calving, lactation yield, service period and number of inseminations per conception was done. It indicated that only age at first calving was found to vary significantly between the genotypes with AA and AB cows showing reduced age at first calving than BB cows.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Prolactin Gene, PCR-RFLP, PCR-SSCP, Production trait, Cattle, Genetic Variation, Polymorphism, Calving, Alleles
Subjects:Genetic Phenomena > Gene Frequency
-Institutional Repositories > College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (Anand Agricultural University)
Genetic Structures > Genes
Animals > Chordata > Vertebrates > Mammals > Artiodactyla > Ruminants > Cattle
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins > Peptides > Peptide Hormones
Genetic Phenomena > Variation (Genetics)
Biological Sciences > Biotechnology
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists > Hormones > Peptide Hormones
ID Code:3269
Deposited By:Dr Prakash Koringa
Deposited On:16 June 2009

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