Analysis of gene expression in rabbit muscle

Authors

  • Alena Gálová Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Food Hygiene and Safety, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra
  • Andrea Šoltýsová Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Molecular Physiology and Genetics, Vlárska 5, 833 34 Bratislava, Comenius University Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Molecular Biology, Mlynská dolina, pavilion B-2, 842 15 Bratislava 4
  • Radoslav Židek Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Food Hygiene and Safety, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra
  • Ján Rafay Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Food Hygiene and Safety, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra
  • Jozef Nahácky Slovak University of Agriculture, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Food Hygiene and Safety, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5219/342

Keywords:

rabbit meat, meat quality, microarray, gene expression, candidate gene

Abstract

 Increasing consumer knowledge of the link between diet and health has raised the demand for high quality food. Meat and meat products may be considered as irreplaceable in human nutrition. Breeding livestock to higher content of lean meat and the use of modern hybrids entails problems with the quality of meat. Analysing of livestock genomes could get us a great deal of important information, which may significantly affect the improvement process. Domestic animals are invaluable resources for study of the molecular architecture of complex traits. Although the mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTL) responsible for economically important traits in domestic animals has achieved remarkable results in recent decades, not all of the genetic variation in the complex traits has been captured because of the low density of markers used in QTL mapping studies. The genome wide association study (GWAS), which utilizes high-density single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), provides a new way to tackle this issue. New technologies now allow producing microarrays containing thousands of hybridization probes on a single membrane or other solid support. We used microarray analysis to study gene expression in rabbit muscle during different developmental age stages. The outputs from GeneSpring GX sotware are presented in this work. After the evaluation of gene expression in rabbits, will be selected genes of interest in relation to meat quality parameters and will be further analyzed by the available methods of molecular biology and genetics.

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2014-06-09

How to Cite

Gálová, A. ., Šoltýsová, A. ., Židek, R. ., Rafay, J. ., & Nahácky, J. . (2014). Analysis of gene expression in rabbit muscle. Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, 8(1), 146–149. https://doi.org/10.5219/342

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