Polymorphisms and genes associated with puberty in heifers

Fortes, Marina R.S., Nguyen, Loan To, Porto Neto, Laercio R., Reverter, Antonio, Moore, Stephen S., Lehnert, Sigrid A. and Thomas, Milton G. (2016) Polymorphisms and genes associated with puberty in heifers. Theriogenology, 86 1: 333-339. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2016.04.046

Author Fortes, Marina R.S.
Nguyen, Loan To
Porto Neto, Laercio R.
Reverter, Antonio
Moore, Stephen S.
Lehnert, Sigrid A.
Thomas, Milton G.
Title Polymorphisms and genes associated with puberty in heifers
Journal name Theriogenology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0093-691X
Publication date 2016-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2016.04.046
Volume 86
Issue 1
Start page 333
End page 339
Total pages 7
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Puberty onset is a multifactorial process influenced by genetic determinants and environmental conditions, especially nutritional status. Genes, genetic variations, and regulatory networks compose the molecular basis of achieving puberty. In this article, we reviewed the discovery of multiple polymorphisms and genes associated with heifer puberty phenotypes and discuss the opportunities to use this evolving knowledge of genetic determinants for breeding early pubertal Bos indicus–influenced cattle. The discovery of polymorphisms and genes was mainly achieved through candidate gene studies, quantitative trait loci analyses, genome-wide association studies, and recently, global gene expression studies (transcriptome). These studies are recapitulated and summarized in the current review.
Keyword Bovine
Genetic markers
Genome-wide studies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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