A Sequence Polymorphism in MSTN Predicts Sprinting Ability and Racing Stamina in Thoroughbred Horses
Hill, Emmeline W.
Eivers, Suzanne S.
Fonseca, Rita G.
McGivney, Beatrice A.
Katz, Lisa M.
- Publisher: Public Library of Science
(issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
Q | Genetics and Genomics/Animal Genetics | R | Research Article | Genetics and Genomics/Genomics | Science | Medicine | Genetics and Genomics/Population Genetics
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...