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Holstein bull fertility linked to more copies of a testis-specific protein in the genome

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Title: Holstein bull fertility linked to more copies of a testis-specific protein in the genome
Author: Hamilton, C.K.; Verduzco-Gomez, A.R.; Favetta, L.A.; Blondin, P.; King, W.A.; Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship
Abstract: In Holstein bulls, higher fertility was linked to having more copies of TSPY (testis-specific protein found on the Y chromosome) in the genome. Bulls with more TSPY copies showed decreased TSPY gene activity and no change in semen characteristics, however, suggesting that copy number indirectly affects fertility.
Description: This summary is a project of the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES) at the University of Guelph, with project partners: the Catalyst Centre, SPARK Program at the University of Guelph, and Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University. This project is part of the Pan-Canadian Research Impact Network. http://csahs.uoguelph.ca/pps/Clear_Research
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/6535
Date: 2013-04-19


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