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- Cinar, Mehmet Ulas; Mousel, Michelle R.; Herrmann-Hoesing, Lynn M.; Taylor, J. Bret; White, Stephen N.
- Gene 2016 v.595 pp. 187-192
- Polypay; Rambouillet; alleles; average daily gain; disease resistance; ewes; genetic markers; genetic variation; haplotypes; infectious diseases; lambs; major histocompatibility complex; single nucleotide polymorphism; weaning
- ... The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is an organized cluster of tightly linked vertebrate genes with immunological and non-immunological functions. While the important MHC gene DRB1 has been examined in regard to many sheep infectious disease traits, only one study, based on microsatellite markers, has previously examined DRB1 and sheep production traits. Furthermore, to our knowledge no stu ...