Beta-Lactoglobulin Gene Types in Turkish Fat-Tailed Sheep Breeds


Sahin E., KARSLI T., ELMACI C. , BALCIOĞLU M. S.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.17, no.6, pp.1031-1033, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.1031-1033

Abstract

The genetic polymorphism of the beta-lactoglobulin gene was investigated in 182 sheep of Turkish fat-tailed sheep breeds by using PCR-RFLP methods. In the study, two alleles (A and B) and three genotypes (AA, BB and AB) at beta-lactoglobulin locus were observed. The most common genotype at the beta-lactoglobulin locus was AB. The greatest frequency of allele A was detected in Tuj breed as 0.7188. Results of the present study show that genetic polymorphism exists in the Turkish fat-tailed sheep breed population used in this study.