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Screening for SNPs in MSTN and IGF-2 genes and its Relationship with Body Weight and Carcass Traits in Black Bronze Turkey

Screening for SNPs in MSTN and IGF-2 genes and its Relationship with Body Weight and Carcass Traits in Black Bronze Turkey

Heba Abdo Basha1, Walaa Slouma Hamouda Abd El Naby2*, Samya Erian Ibrahim3, Abeer Fikry Elnahas2 

1Poultry Breeding and Production in the Department of Animal Husbandry and Animal Wealth Development, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University, 21500, Alexandria, Egypt; 2Genetics and genetic engineering in Department of Animal Husbandry and Animal Wealth Development, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria university, Alexandria, 21500, Egypt; 3Rabbit, Turkey and Waterfowl Breeding Research Department, Animal production Research Institute, Kafer El Shike, 33516, Egypt.

*Correspondence | Walaa Slouma Hamouda Abd El Naby, Alexandria University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Alexandria, 21500, Egypt; Email: walaa.hamouda@alexu.edu.eg walaa.slouma@yahoo.com 

Figure 1

The PCR products of MSTN gene, (a) exon 1, 373 bp. (b), exon 2, 374 bp. (c) exon 3, 381bp. (d). IGF-2 PCR products (452 bp). 

Figure 2

Amino acid sequence of MSTN gene of exon 1(106 a.a), exon 2 (113 a.a), and exon 3 (111 a.a) for one representative bird.  

Figure 3

Meleagris gallopavo, IGF-2 mRNA-3’ UTR (452 bp). a) sequence alignment among the high and low body weight birds. b) phylogenetic tree constructed based on the sequence of high and low body weight bird. 

Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

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Vol. 11, Iss. 1, Pages 1-188

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