• Genetic basis of muscle‐related traits in sheep: A review

    1 month ago - By Animal Genetics

    Abstract
    Sheep is a major contributor to global food production among livestock and one of the great sources of red meat for human consumption. Several QTL and numerous genes with major and minor effects have been identified in association with the muscle characteristics in sheep breeds worldwide. Understanding the genetic background of growth and carcass-related traits in sheep is a major factor in increasing muscle growth, muscle hypertrophy and, eventually, meat production. This review concisely shows how major signaling pathways control skeletal muscle growth. Herein we aimed to...
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