fat-tailed sheep


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fat-tailed sheep

a class of carpetwool sheep with large deposits of fat in the tail and on the posterior thighs; heavyweight (rams weigh up to 400 lb), with high productivity of meat and tallow and a capacity to walk long distances on nomadic treks. Their fat tails may be either broad or S-shaped and weigh as much as 80 lb. Many breeds of this type exist in Europe, Asia and Africa. Popular breeds are Gissar (syn. Hissar), Edil'baev, Tadzhik, Saradzhin.
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Large-tailed han sheep, small-tailed han sheep, Mongolian sheep, Lanzhou large-tailed sheep and Yuxi fat-tailed sheep were selected, thirty each.
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.
Live weight of fat-tailed sheep is a leading selection sign that most exhaustively reflects organism's growth and development at different stages of ontogenesis.
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This indicated that the studied fat-tailed sheep population belongs to the genetic population with higher polymorphism information content.
Key words: Henan Fat-tailed sheep Microsatellite marker Genetic diversity.
Cloning of the heart fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) gene and its tissue-specific expression profile in the Lanzhou fat-tailed sheep, Ovis aries.
As an additional result of this study, it is virtually seen on all of the phylogenetic tree diagrams that the fat-tailed sheep were clearly separeted from the others.