Genetic polymorphism of growth hormone releasing hormone gene in exotic and crossbred pigs

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.11162    | Article Id: B-3086 | Page : 231-234
Citation :- Genetic polymorphism of growth hormone releasing hormonegene in exotic and crossbred pigs .Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2017.(51):231-234

Purabi  Kaushik, Soumen Naskar, Pratap J. Handique, Habibur Rahman and Dilip K. Sarma
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ICAR-National Research Centre on Pig, Rani, Guwahati-781 014, Assam, India.

Submitted Date : 31-07-2015
Accepted Date : 16-11-2015


Growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) plays a central role in growth and production through its influence on important metabolic activities in mammals which prompted its wide commercial use including use as a candidate marker. In present experiment, polymorphism at exon 2 and 3 of Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone gene (GHRH) was studied using PCR–RFLP in crossbred and exotic pigs, commonly found in north east India. Restriction enzyme digestion of 467 bp  PCR amplicon with AluI revealed 1 genotype. Comparison of obtained sequences revealed large scale nucleotide and residue substitutions. Observed polymorphism may be associated with wide variability in growth (rate) of different breeds of pig.


GHRH PCR-RFLP Pig Polymorphism.


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