Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 70-75

Polimorfismos dos genes B4GALT1, LHR, FSHR e IGF2 e perímetro escrotal em touros da raça Nelore

Cipriano, V. T. FMiranda-Furtado, C. LMioranza, A. APaz, C. C. PVila, R. ARamos, E. SLôbo, R. B

We assessed whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the genes beta 1,4- galactosyltransferase (B4GALT1), luteinizing hormone receptor (LHR), follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR) and insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) could be molecular markers for scrotal circumference (SC) in Nellore bulls. Animals with positive (+, n = 104) and negative (-, n = 74) expected progeny difference for scrotal circumference at 365 days (EPD SC 365) were selected and their SNPs were analyzed by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP). The correlation between EPD SC 365 and expected progeny difference for age at first birth (EPD AFB) was also investigated. The SNPs in B4GALT1 and FSHR was not different between two groups analyzed. The CC genotype for LHR gene was most frequent in animals with EPD SC 365(+), whereas the TT was most frequent in the EPD SC 365(-). For IGF2 the CT and CC were the most frequent genotypes observed in animals with positive and negative EPD SC 365, respectively. The EPD SC 365 was negatively correlated with the EPD AFB (r = 0.23). We suggest that CC and TT genotypes for LHR and IGF2, respectively, could be possible molecular markers for SC selection in Nellore bulls, that can also predict for AFB.(AU)

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