Mutations in BMPR-1B and BMP15 gene are associated with litter size in small Tailed Han sheep
Small-tail han sheep
reproduction and disease resistance relational genes cloning and comparative genomics analysis.
2000), have recently been imported into China as a meat sire breed to improve growth performance and the carcass traits of the thin-tailed Han sheep
, a Chinese indigenous sheep breed well- known for its precociousness and prolificacy (Cheng, 1984).
The thin-tailed Han sheep is a Chinese indigenous breed that is well adapted to the ecological conditions of semi-arid agricultural areas of China and is noted for its precociousness and prolificacy (Cheng, 1984).
As a part of a national research program on nutritional requirements of Chinese sheep for meat production, this study was designed to determine the P requirement of crossbred lambs of Dorper x thin-tailed Han sheep using the comparative slaughter technique.
2002), and Small-Tailed Han Sheep and Hu Sheep in China (Liu et al.
2002), Small-Tailed Han sheep and Hu sheep with BMPR-IB and BMP15 locus mutations (Chu et al.
The Small-Tailed Han sheep in China has high reproductive capacity with the FecB mutation, originating from the Mongolian sheep.
In contrast, the presence of FecB mutation is reported in several sheep breeds such as Chinese HU and Han sheep breeds (Yan et al.
Study on bone morphogenetic protein receptor IB as a candidate gene for prolificacy in Small Tailed Han sheep and Hu sheep.
Based on those theories, original studies of BMP15 as candidate genes for fecundity in sheep were well documented in the Belclare/Cambridge sheep, the Lacaune sheep, and Small Tailed Han sheep (Bodin et al.
Study on BMP15 and GDF9 as candidate genes for prolificacy of small Tail Han sheep.