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dc.contributor.authorSouza, Fabio Ricardo Pablos de-
dc.contributor.authorVozzi, Pedro Alejandro-
dc.contributor.authorVila, Reginaldo Aparecido-
dc.contributor.authorBoligon, Arione Augusti-
dc.contributor.authorGalerani, Marli Aparecida Vani-
dc.contributor.authorLobo, Raysildo Barbosa-
dc.contributor.authorMartelli, Lucia Regina-
dc.identifier.citationGenetics and Molecular Biology. Sociedade Brasileira de Genética, v. 33, n. 1, p. 68-70, 2010.-
dc.description.abstractMUC1 is a heavily glycosylated mammalian transmembrane protein expressed by mucosal secretory tissues for both protection against microbial infection and lubrication. An important characteristic of MUC1 is its variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) containing several sites for O-glycosylation. VNTR length has been associated with many human diseases and with certain economically important traits in domestic ruminants. The aim of the present study was to correlate the length of MUC1 gene VNTR with expected progeny differences (EPDs) obtained for growth, fertility and carcass traits. Five alleles were identified, with alleles containing short VNTRs being more frequent than those with long, thereby demonstrating that Brazilian Nelore cattle are characterized by high frequencies in short MUC1 VNTRs. Statistical analyses revealed there to be no significant association between VNTR length and EPDs for weight at 120 days (W120), scrotal circumference at 365 (SC365) and 450 (SC450) days, age at first calving (AFC), and rib eye area (REA).en
dc.description.sponsorshipCoordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)-
dc.publisherSociedade Brasileira de Genética-
dc.subjectBeef cattleen
dc.subjectMolecular markeren
dc.subjectProductive traitsen
dc.subjectquantitative trait locusen
dc.titleAssociation between MUC1 gene polymorphism and expected progeny differences in Nelore cattle (Bos primigenius indicus)en
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)-
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade de São Paulo Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto Departamento de Genética-
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias Departamento de Zootecnia-
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniversidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias Departamento de Zootecnia-
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dc.relation.ispartofGenetics and Molecular Biology-
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