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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 383-387
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.383.387
 
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PCR Based RFLP Genotyping of Bovine Lymphocyte Antigen DRB3.2 in Iranian Holstein Population

Morteza Pashmi, Saber Qanbari, Seyed Ali Ghorashi and Abdolreza Salehi

Abstract:
Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) class II locus DRB3 was investigated by PCR based restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) assay. A total of 262 Holstein cows participating in the national recording system were sampled from 10 herds. A two-step polymerase chain reaction was carried out in order to amplify a 284 base-pair fragment of exon 2 of the target gene. Second PCR products were treated with three restriction endonucleas enzymes RsaI, BstYI and HaeIII. Digested fragments were analyzed by polyacrylamid gel electrophoresis. Twenty-eight BoLA-DRB3 alleles were identified. Identified alleles are: BoLA-DRB3.2 *3, *6, *7, *8, *9, *10, *11, *12, *13, *14, *15, *16, 20, *21, *22, *23, *24, *25, *26, *27, *28, *32, *36, *37, *40, *51, *iaa and *ibb. The BoLA-DRB3.2*40 allele that was observed in this study has not been reported previously. The calculated frequencies were as follows: 2.29, 1.34, 0.19, 14.5, 0.38, 3.05, 12.21, 1.34, 2.29, 1.34, 2.48, 9.16, 0.95, 0.77, 6.68, 9.16, 17.94, 1.15, 0.57, 1.15, 0.95, 0.57, 0.38, 1.91, 0.38, 5.73, 0.19 and 0.95% respectively. The six most frequently observed alleles (BoLA-DRB3.2 *8, *11, *16, *22, *23 and *24) accounted for 69.65% of the alleles in these 10 herds. The results of this study confirm the allelic distribution of six most frequent alleles in Holstein population`s worldwide.
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Morteza Pashmi, Saber Qanbari, Seyed Ali Ghorashi and Abdolreza Salehi, 2007. PCR Based RFLP Genotyping of Bovine Lymphocyte Antigen DRB3.2 in Iranian Holstein Population. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 10: 383-387.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.383.387

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2007.383.387

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