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DNA tests in prolific sheep from eight countries provide new evidence on origin of the Booroola (FecB) mutation

DNA tests in prolific sheep from eight countries provide new evidence on origin of the Booroola (FecB) mutation

Biology of Reproduction 66(6): 1869-1874

ISSN/ISBN: 0006-3363

PMID: 12021074

DOI: 10.1095/biolreprod66.6.1869

Recent discoveries that high prolificacy in sheep carrying the Booroola gene (FecB) is the result of a mutation in the BMPIB receptor and high prolificacy in Inverdale sheep (FecXI) is the result of a mutation in the BMP15 oocyte-derived growth factor gene have allowed direct marker tests to be developed for FecB and FecXI.

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