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Genetic Diversity among Sudanese Indigenous Camel (Camelus Dromedarius) At Milk Protein Genes

Genetic Diversity among Sudanese Indigenous Camel (Camelus Dromedarius) At Milk Protein Genes

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Title: Genetic Diversity among Sudanese Indigenous Camel (Camelus Dromedarius) At Milk Protein Genes
Author: ElYas, Ibtisam; Yousif ,Ibrahim A.; Shuiep, ElTahir S.
Abstract: The camel (Camelus dromedarius) population in Sudan was estimated at 3.7 million head (MOARF, 2004). The majority of this number is kept by migratory pastoralists"Abbala'. The classification of camel types in Sudan is based on the ethnic group and geographical distribution with no reference of genetic base. In nomads live, camel play important roles among which milk production is the most important one. For those people camel milk represents the main source of protein (Bekele et al., 2002). Milk proteins are therefore of great importance in human nutrition and they also influence the properties of milk and dairy products. The explanation of this influence was a subject of genetics which was triggered by the discovery of allele A and B of B-lactoglobulin (0-LG) in cattle (Aschaffenburg and Drewry, 1955). Since then the genetic polymorphism of milk proteins became of great interest in animal breeding, and up to date many variants were described in different species, namely cattle (Erhardt, 1996), goat (Caroli et al., 2007) and sheep (Moioli et al., 1998). Moreover, due to their potential use as an aid to genetic selection, genetic variants of milk protein have been studied at protein and molecular level. The most effort has been done on cattle (Farrell et al., 2004). However, camel milk did not have the same attention and only fragmentary data are available for genetic polymorphism on camel milk protein. Three different patterns in camel milk were reported by Wangoh et al., (1998
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7034
Date: 2009-09


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