Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 54 issue 3 (march 2020) : 275-281

Identification of Genetic Variants in ABCG2 Gene Influencing Milk Production Traits in Dairy Cattle

Arun Pratap Singh, A.K. Chakravarty, M.A. Mir, Ashwani Arya, Manvendra Singh
1Department of Livestock Production and Management, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ajmer-305 206, Rajasthan, India.
Cite article:- Singh Pratap Arun, Chakravarty A.K., Mir M.A., Arya Ashwani, Singh Manvendra (2019). Identification of Genetic Variants in ABCG2 Gene Influencing Milk Production Traits in Dairy Cattle. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 54(3): 275-281. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3770.
This study was performed to investigate the polymorphisms in the ABCG2 (ATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 2) gene and to reveal the association of genotypes with breeding value (BV) for first lactation milk yield and milk composition traits of Karan Fries (HF crossbred) cattle. The traits were adjusted against the significant effect of non-genetic factors. PCR-RFLP analysis of ABCG2 (exon 14) gene revealed three genotypes. AA genotype in ABCG2 gene had significant effect on BV for average test day fat percentage. The identified potential genetic marker could be used for the development of Marker Assisted Selection (MAS) strategy for higher milk yield and milk composition traits in Karan Fries Cattle.
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