Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 52 issue 3 (march 2018) : 474-476

Polymorphism analysis at FecB locus in Kajali sheep of India

S.K. Mishra, A.K. Mishra, K.N. Raja, V. Vohra, S. Singh, Y. Singh, S. Ahlawat, R.S. Kataria
1<p>ICAR- National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources,&nbsp;Karnal-132 001, Haryana, India.</p>
Cite article:- Mishra S.K., Mishra A.K., Raja K.N., Vohra V., Singh S., Singh Y., Ahlawat S., Kataria R.S. (2016). Polymorphism analysis at FecB locus in Kajali sheep of India . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(3): 474-476. doi: 10.18805/ijar.v0i0f.3796.

The present study reports the polymorphism study of bone morphogenetic protein receptor (BMPR- 1B) FecB mutation in Kajali sheep of India. Blood samples were collected from native tract i.e. Sangrur, Barnala, Ludhiana and Moga districts of Punjab, India. Screening of 40 DNA samples revealed absence of FecB carriers in this population. The results thus indicate that either other genetic mutations or simple management practices (mostly the feeding), could be responsible for high fecundity in Kajali population, thus these animal deserve further investigation.

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