The Genetic Influence on Sheep Meat Quality, Growth and Body Weight: A Review

DOI: 10.18805/ajdfr.DR-176    | Article Id: DR-176 | Page : 225-231
Citation :- The Genetic Influence on Sheep Meat Quality, Growth and Body Weight: A Review.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2020.(39):225-231
Rodica   tefania Pelmuþ, Horia Grosu, Mircea Cãtãlin Rotar, Mihail Alexandru Gras, Cristina Lazãr, Florin Popa pelmus_rodica_stefania@yahoo.com
Address : National Research-Development Institute for Animal Biology and Nutrition, Management of Animal Genetic Resources Laboratory, Calea Bucuresti No. 1, 077015, Balotesti, Romania.
Submitted Date : 21-05-2020
Accepted Date : 31-07-2020

Abstract

Background: Presently, the demand for sheep meat is directed mainly towards high quality products. Meat production improvement and meat quality are very important in sheep industry. The aim of this paper is focusing to review the papers to studies regarding the influence of genes to production and quality of meat.
Methods: Single nucleotide polymorphism microarrays are a molecular genetic method in searching the markers associated with meat production and meat quality traits in animal breeding.
Conclusions: Previous study had shown that genes like myostatin, leptin, calpastatin had influenced the meat production and meat quality traits. The meat production traits and meat quality traits have a moderate heritability and can be included in meat sheep breeding objectives.

Keywords

Genes Meat quality Production Sheep

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