Comparison of growth hormone and kappa-casein gene polymorphism in Polish Red and German Red cattle breeds
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The polymorphism of kappa-casein (alleles A, B and E) and growth hormone (alleles L and V) genes was studied using PCR/RFLP method with the aim to evaluate the degree of genetic diversity of Polish Red and German Red cattle, which are endangered with extinction. At the kappa-casein locus, a very low frequency of allele B in German Red cattle was found. In both the breeds, allele E was absent. There was a relatively high frequency of allele L in the growth hormone locus, especially for German Red cattle. The results were compared with frequencies and diversities of other red cattle breeds.
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A. Filistowicz, Agricultural University, Faculty of Biology and Animal Breeding, Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding, ul. Sklodowskiej-Curie 42, 50-369 Wroclaw, Poland