Livestock Studies 2011, Vol 51, Num, 2     (Pages: 071-080)

An Investigation of Presence of FecB, FecXG, FecXH Allele in Kangal and Güney Karaman Sheep Using PCR-RFLP Method

Taki KARSLI 1 ,Emine ŞAHİN 1 ,Bahar ARGUN KARSLI 1 ,Murat GÖKÇE EREN 1 ,Murat Soner BALCIOĞLU 1

1 Akdeniz Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Zootekni Bölümü, 07070 Antalya Viewed : 859 - Downloaded : 656 Major genes increase ovulation rate and litter size in some sheep breeds. Alleles of these major genes affecting ovulation rate in sheep are the result of a mutations. Primary mutations that increase ovulation rate in sheep were located on Bone Morphogenetic Protein Receptor IB/BMPR-IB (FecB), Bone Morphogenetic Protein 15/BMP-15 (FecXB, FecXG, FecXH, FecXL, FecXR, FecXI) and Growth Differentiation Factor 9/GDF-9 genes. In this study, the presence of FecB, FecXG and FecXH allele were investigated in Kangal and Güney Karaman sheeps reared in Turkey. In order to determine these allele in Kangal (n=42) and Güney Karaman (n=29) sheeps, a totall 71 samples were analyzed by using PCR-RFLP method. As a result of examined in totally 71 samples FecB, FecXH and FecXG allele were not determined. Keywords : BMPR-IB, BMP 15, prolificacy, sheep