Transfer of extra copies of the gene for growth hormone into the genome of mice and pigs has been shown to increase growth performance (Owens et al. 1989; Vize et al. 1988). An important step in the integration of transgenes into a breeding programme is the determination of their effect on phenotypic and genetic parameters. Transgenic mice provide a useful model for these investigations. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of a porcine growth hormone (pGH) transgene on some genetic and phenotypic parameters for growth and reproduction traits in mice. Preliminary results are presented.
Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume XIII. Plenary lectures, molecular genetics and mapping, selection, prediction and estimation., , 333–336, 1990
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