Animal Science Papers and Reports

An insertion/deletion polymorphism in the 3’UTR encoding region of the porcine prolactin (PRL) gene

Marek Babicz1,**, Mariusz Pierzcha³a2, Pawe³ Urbaٌski2, Iwona Rozempolska-Ruciٌska3

Abstarc :

A novel mutation, insertion/deletion (InDel) was found in the porcine prolactin gene exon 5 coding
for the 3پfUTR. Polymorphism was detected and identified using PCR-MSSCP and DNA  sequencing techniques, and then analysed with PCR-RFLP using HpyCH4III endonuclease. Inserted/deleted was an 11-bp TGTTTCTTAAC motive that occurred once or twice at position 201-222 in the amplified DNA fragment. The investigations covered 150 gilts of the Pu.awska breed from the herds under the Preserve Breeding Project. The frequencies of the inserted and deleted PRL gene variants were 0.34 and 0.66, respectively. The estimated value of heterozygosity (.) was 0.253 and the polymorphism information content (PIC) amounted to 0.348.

Key Word :
prolactin gene / polymorphisms / pigs / Pu³awska breed

Volume 26, Number 3, - 2008