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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(4), 7029-7036; doi:10.3390/ijms15047029

Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Growth Hormone Gene and Their Association with Growth Traits in Siniperca chuatsi (Basilewsky)

Key Lab of Freshwater Animal Breeding, Ministry of Agriculture, Freshwater Aquaculture Collaborative Innovation Center of Hubei Province, College of Fisheries, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
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Received: 23 December 2013 / Revised: 16 April 2014 / Accepted: 16 April 2014 / Published: 22 April 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology)
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Growth hormone (GH) has been considered as a candidate gene for growth traits in fish. In this study, polymorphisms of the GH gene were evaluated for associations with growth traits in 282 Siniperca chuatsi individuals. Using directly sequencing, four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified in GH gene, with two mutations in intron 4 (g.4940A>C, g.4948A>T), one mutation in exon 5 (g.5045T>C) and one in intron 5 (g.5234T>G). Notably, three of them were significantly associated with growth performance, particularly for g.4940A>C which was highly correlated with all the four growth traits. In conclusion, our results demonstrated that these SNPs in GH gene could influence growth performance of S.chuatsi and could be used for marker-assisted selection (MAS) in this species. View Full-Text
Keywords: Siniperca chuatsi; GH gene; SNP; growth traits Siniperca chuatsi; GH gene; SNP; growth traits
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Tian, C.; Yang, M.; Lv, L.; Yuan, Y.; Liang, X.; Guo, W.; Song, Y.; Zhao, C. Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Growth Hormone Gene and Their Association with Growth Traits in Siniperca chuatsi (Basilewsky). Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 7029-7036.

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