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dc.contributor.advisorSchmutz, Sheila M.en_US
dc.creatorMcLean, Kim Laurenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-18T11:43:17Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T05:12:00Z
dc.date.available2011-01-13T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T05:12:00Z
dc.date.created2009-12en_US
dc.date.issued2009-12en_US
dc.date.submittedDecember 2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-12182009-114317en_US
dc.description.abstractThree interrelated genes postulated to affect economically important traits related to growth and/or carcass quality of beef cattle were chosen to characterize and perform association analyses for this study. Melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R), melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) and agouti related protein (AGRP) play an integral role in the appetite pathway and in fat deposition. We genotyped 328 crossbred steers of various coat colours that were purchased at weaning and fed until slaughter for the previously published alleles ED, E+ and e. The E+ allele was present at five percent in this population and therefore was not included in further analysis. Black cattle of ED/ED or ED/e genotype had increased backfat (Pen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectcarcass faten_US
dc.subjectgrade faten_US
dc.subjectdays on feeden_US
dc.subjectlean meat yielden_US
dc.subjectcoat colouren_US
dc.subjectcoat coloren_US
dc.titleAssociation analysis of MC1R, MC4R and AGRP in beef cattleen_US
thesis.degree.departmentAnimal and Poultry Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnimal and Poultry Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBuchanan, Fiona C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcKinnon, John J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShand, Phyllis J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLaarveld, Bernarden_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCasas, Eduardoen_US


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