Associations between prion protein genotype and type traits in East Friesian milk sheep

de Vries, F; Hamann, H; Drögemüller, Cord; Distl, O (2006). Associations between prion protein genotype and type traits in East Friesian milk sheep. Veterinary record, 158(25), pp. 849-52. London: British Veterinary Association 10.1136/vr.158.25.849

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Linear models were used to analyse the relationships between the prion protein genotypes and the height at the withers and rump, the heart girth and the length of the trunk of 440 East Friesian milk sheep. Significant associations were found between the ARR allele and the height of the withers and rump, and heart girth. The average height at the withers of the homozygous ARR/ARR sheep was 1.9 cm less than that of ARQ/ARQ sheep and 1.6 cm less than in sheep heterozygous for ARR; the height at the rump, length of the trunk and heart girth were similarly smaller. In the ARR/ARR ewes, the average height at the withers was 2.6 cm less and the height at the rump was 1.9 cm less than in the ARQ/ARQ ewes.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Institute of Genetics

UniBE Contributor:

Drögemüller, Cord

ISSN:

0042-4900

Publisher:

British Veterinary Association

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:45

Last Modified:

27 Mar 2015 11:40

Publisher DOI:

10.1136/vr.158.25.849

PubMed ID:

16798952

Web of Science ID:

000239041800007

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/18474 (FactScience: 617)

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