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

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

Variants of the MSTN 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 (n = 148), we have identified a novel MSTN seque... View more
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