On the last decade the problem of assigning an individual to its source population as become mor and more important. Breed names are increasingly being used as brand names, and this has stimulated interest by the beef industry in developing techniques to certify breed origin of beef products. Among these, DNA- based methods are particularly useful considering that genetic material represents a stable code able to preserve information about the subject and its origin. Te aim of this work is to develop an efficient methodology of breed traceability based on the research of possible breed-specific polymorphisms in target genes. Since coat colour is a characteristic subjected to selection over many years, genes that influence this phenotype could be potential markers able to distinguish between different breeds.the main coat colour genes have been analyzed for Chianina, Marchigiana, Romagnola and Piemontese.
|Autori:||Filippini, G; Cetica, V; Ciampolini, Roberta; Biagetti, M; Cecchi, Francesca; Mazzanti, E; Ciani, E; Sebastiani, C; Venditti, G.|
|Titolo:||Beef traceability using molecular methodologies|
|Anno del prodotto:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s11259-006-0085.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|