A Sequence Polymorphism in MSTN Predicts Sprinting Ability and Racing Stamina in Thoroughbred Horses

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W. Hill, Emmeline; Gu, Jingjing; S. Eivers, Suzanne; G. Fonseca, Rita; A. McGivney, Beatrice; Govindarajan, Preethi; Orr, Nick; M. Katz, Lisa; MacHugh, David;

<div><p>Variants of the <em>MSTN</em> gene encoding myostatin are associated with muscle hypertrophy phenotypes in a range of mammalian species, most notably cattle, dogs, mice, and humans. Using a sample of registered Thoroughbred horses (<em>n</em> = 148), we have ide... View more
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