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Targets Of Selection In The Thoroughbred Genome Contain Exercise-Relevant Gene SNPs Associated With Elite Racecourse Performance

Targets Of Selection In The Thoroughbred Genome Contain Exercise-Relevant Gene SNPs Associated With Elite Racecourse Performance

Targets Of Selection In The Thoroughbred Genome Contain Exercise-Relevant Gene SNPs Associated With Elite Racecourse Performance: This study investigated variation in 17 putative exercise-relevant genes in a panel of Group race winning and non-winning Thoroughbred horses. Genetic variants in nine genes were significantly associated with a performance phenotype, and those at the PDK4 gene were confirmed for association with elite racing performance.

Hill EW, Gu J, McGivney BA, MacHugh DE. Animal Genetics. 2010 Dec;41 Suppl 2:56-63.

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