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- Hirano, Takashi, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Animal biotechnology 2017 v.28 no.4 pp. 242-247
- Wagyu; bulls; calves; death; genes; genetic disorders; genomics; genotyping; homozygosity; isoleucine-tRNA ligase; mutation
- ... Weak calf syndrome (WCS) is a major cause of calf death in Japanese Black cattle. Among IARS disorders, the isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase c.235G>C mutation has been identified as one of the causes of WCS. However, calf deaths differing from those attributed to IARS disorder has been occurring. To identify other genes potentially responsible for these calf deaths, we constructed three populations of th ...