Transcriptomic analyses revealed common tailed and perirenal adipose differentially expressed genes in four Chinese indigenous sheep breeds
Zehu Yuan, Ruidong Xiang, Wanhong Li, Fadi Li, Xiangpeng Yue
Livestock Science | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019
Fat deposition and distribution in different body sites are associated with livestock productivity. In some sheep breeds, fat is excessively accumulated around the tail region, which is regarded as the fat-tail phenotype. Though some plausible genes or genomic regions associated with the fat-tail phenotype were identified, further validation of them in different individuals and breeds is still required. In this study, we implemented differential expression analysis using RNA-seq data in longissimus dorsi muscle tissue (MUT), perirenal adipose tissue (PAT) and tail adipose tissue (TAT) of Hu sheep, which is a representative of short fat-tailed sheep. The result identified 1336, 427 and 665 di..View full abstract
Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China
Awarded by China Agriculture Research System
Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities
We thank Dr. Hans D. Daetwyler of AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience for providing data analytic platform. This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31872319), China Agriculture Research System (CARS-38) and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (561219029).