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sheep

(shēp)
n. pl. sheep
a. A domesticated ruminant mammal (Ovis aries) having a thick coat, raised in many breeds for its wool, edible flesh, or hide.
b. Any of various wild ruminant mammals related to and resembling the domestic sheep, such as the aoudad, bighorn sheep, and mouflon.
c. Leather made from the skin of one of these animals.
Occupational medicine A cloven-hoofed barnyard beast raised for wool and meat
Sheep-related infections Actinobacillus spp, anthrax, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, Chlamydia trachomatis, cryptosporidiosis, European tick-borne encephalitis, Francisella tularensis, giardiasis, leptospirosis, louping ill, orf, Q-fever, rabies, salmonellosis, Yersinia enterocolitica
Vox populi A person or group of people who blindly follow another’s lead

sheep

Occupational medicine A cloven-hoofed barnyard beast raised for wool and meat Sheep-related infections Actinobacillus spp, anthrax, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, Chlamydia trachomatis, cryptosporidiosis, European tick-borne encephalitis, Francisella tularensis, giardiasis, leptospirosis, orf, Q-fever, rabies, salmonellosis, Yersinia enterocolitica. See Dolly.
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[4.] Adylkanova S (2010) Selective and Genetic Aspects of Improving the Saryarka and the Degeress Fat-tailed Sheep Breeds in Kazakhstan, Thesis of Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, KazNAU: Almaty, pp.
[8.] Sadykulov T, Smagulov D (2014) Growth and development of young coarse-wooled fat-tailed sheep of various genotypes.
In order to have a relative deeper comprehensive understanding on the germplasm hereditary character and other aspects of this species we selected five microsatellite markers to study the DNA polymorphism of fat-tailed sheep aiming to understand its genetic diversity and provide some beneficial references for further increasing the conservation breeding.
40 fat-tailed sheep in Pingdingshan Henan Province were selected to collect 10ml blood from jugular vein which was processed by ACD anti-freezing (1:6) and stored under -20oC.
All these findings confirmed that the fat-tailed sheep population belongs to the genetic population with high polymorphism information content.
This indicated that the studied fat-tailed sheep population possesses high heterozygosity and richer genetic diversity.
Figure 1 shows 750 bp amplified band of LHss of large-ailed han sheep, small tail han sheep, Yuxi fat-tailed sheep, Lanzhou large-tailed sheep and Mongolian sheep, which coincided with 800 bp in the target band.
Three SNP sites of LHb gene were detected in Lanzhou large-tailed sheep, small-tailed han sheep, Mongolian sheep, large-tailed han sheep and Yuxi fat-tailed sheep. These were C551T site (C/T), G391A site (G/A) and G394A site (G/A), respectively.
Two allele frequencies were 0.811/0.189, 0.868/0.132, 0.594/0.406 and 0.840/0.160, respectively, in small-tailed han sheep, Yuxi fat-tailed sheep, Lanzhou large-tailed sheep and Mongolian sheep.
Genetic variations between indigenous fat-tailed sheep populations in Kenya.