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Correlation Analysis of Estrogen Receptor Gene Polymorphism and Growth Traits in Meat Quail (Coturnix coturnix)

Correlation Analysis of Estrogen Receptor Gene Polymorphism and Growth Traits in Meat Quail (Coturnix coturnix)

Zhi Hao Dong1, Jun Yan Bai1*, Xiao Ping Jia2, Ying Lei1, Hui Cao1, You Bing Yang1 and Guang Lu Li1

1College of Animal Science and Technology, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471003, China
2College of Agriculture, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471003, China

*      Corresponding author: junyanbai@163.com

ABSTRACT

In this study, PCR-RFLP was used to analyze the correlation between estrogen receptor (ESR) gene polymorphism and growth traits in two populations of quail. The results showed that three genotypes, CC, CT and TT, were detected in exon 1, exon 4 and exon 8 of ESR gene. The frequencies of CC genotype in expressed exon 1 of ESR gene were the highest in french giant quail and savimit quail (0.531 and 0.778, respectively). The frequencies of TT genotype in expressed exon 4 of ESR gene were the highest in french giant quail and savimit quail (0.338 and 0.581, respectively). The frequencies of TT genotype in expressed exon 8 of ESR gene were the highest in french giant quail and savimit quail (0.544 and 0.838, respectively). The research in this paper demonstrated the significant associations of exon 1 of ESR gene with sternal length and body length (P<0.05), exon 8 with body length (P<0.05), and exon 4 with body weight, chest width, and tibial circumference of meat quails (P<0.05).
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

February

Vol. 54, Iss. 1, Pages 1-501

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