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Characterisation of keratin genes associated with wool traits
(Lincoln University, 2018)
In the textile industries, wool has to compete with cotton and synthetic fibres. In order to improve the competitiveness of wool fibre, the sheep industry is working to find ways to improve the raw product through the ...
Analysis of the keratin associated protein gene KRTAP6-1 in New Zealand Wiltshire sheep
(Lincoln University, 2016-11-14)
Keratin associated proteins (KAPs) and keratins (Ks) are key elements in the structure of wool fibre and determine the phenotypes seen in sheep. The abundance of the KAP gene family (KRTAP-n) varies in wool fibre. Variation ...
Characterisation of genes associated with sheep growth and carcass traits
(Lincoln University, 2014)
Animal growth and carcass composition are of commercial importance for sheep meat production. Growth and fat deposition are affected by both environmental factors and genetic factors. Genetic selection to produce leaner, ...
Characterisation of Keratin-associated protein genes associated with wool traits
(Lincoln University, 2015)
Wool has unique attributes, but to compete with synthetics, the wool industry is looking for ways to improve their product. The use of gene-markers is one of improving the selection of genetically superior stock. The ...