• Copy number variation association studies for sheep tail‐relevant traits in Hulunbuir sheep

    23 days ago - By Animal Genetics

    Abstract
    Tail type is an important trait that influences meat quality and consumer purchasing attitudes. As a novel genetic marker, the study of genomic copy number variations provides a new research method to study the genetic mechanisms underlying trait formation. In the present paper, we conducted CNV-based association studies for sheep tail type and growth traits in Hulunbuir sheep. A total of 167 CNVs and 288 individuals were analyzed at the marker and individual level, respectively. Association studies of 10 traits were carried out using two mixed linear models. We found that three...
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