Association Study Between a SNP in Bovine SCD1 Gene with Fatty Acid Composition in a Spanish Commercial Population Fed with Two Different Diets.

Avilés, C., Polvillo, O., Peña, F., Horcada, A., Juárez, M., and Molina, A. (2015). "Association Study Between a SNP in Bovine SCD1 Gene with Fatty Acid Composition in a Spanish Commercial Population Fed with Two Different Diets.", Animal Biotechnology, 26(1), pp. 40-44. doi : 10.1080/10495398.2014.880712  Access to full text

Abstract

Stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD1 gene) is an enzyme responsible for the endogenous conversion of saturated fatty acid into monounsaturated fatty acids. The objective of this study was to assess the association of a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the SCD1 gene with the fatty acid composition of beef intramuscular fat of a Spanish commercial bull population (n = 155) finished with two different diets. The results suggested that the marker could be used as a candidate gene to obtain a healthier final product.

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