Association of polymorphisms in leptin and leptin receptor genes with circulating leptin concentrations, production and efficiency traits in sheep
E Jonas, GB Martin, P Celi, L Li, M Soattin, PC Thomson, HW Raadsma
Small Ruminant Research | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2016
The authors are particularly grateful to: Marilyn Jones and Gina Attard for their assistance in the genome scan and organization of blood samples for the leptin assay; to Dave Palmer, Joe Davis, Renee Deever and the many casual staff who have contributed to the rearing of the lambs, the husbandry of the sheep, and the collation of data; to Marie Wildridge for organization and administration throughout the project. The resource flock and part of the sheep dairy was established with contributions from Tom Grant and Phillip Grant from Awassi Australia and a grant from the Australian Research Council. The research was approved by the University of Sydney Animal Ethics Committee. EJ is currently financed by the Mistra Biotech project.