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A Study on Effect of Carrying FecB Gene on Body Weight in Garole and Garole×Malpura Sheep
- Kolte, A.P. (Animal Biotechnology Section and Division of Animal Genetics and Breeding Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute) ;
- Mishra, A.K. (Animal Biotechnology Section and Division of Animal Genetics and Breeding Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute) ;
- Kumar, S. (Animal Biotechnology Section and Division of Animal Genetics and Breeding Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute) ;
- Arora, A.L. (Animal Biotechnology Section and Division of Animal Genetics and Breeding Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute) ;
- Singh, V.K. (Animal Biotechnology Section and Division of Animal Genetics and Breeding Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute)
- Received : 2004.12.21
- Accepted : 2005.05.04
- Published : 2005.10.01
High prolificacy in Garole sheep is due to existence of FecB mutation in an autosomal gene, bone morphogenetic protein receptor. The mutation enhances ovulation rate and in turn litter size in Garole sheep. Garole sires were crossed with non-prolific Malpura ewes with the aim to introduce prolificacy into Garole
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