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5. Prolificacy in Raighar goats is independent of FecB gene - Tapan Kumar Palai, Purna Chandra Bisoi, Apratim Maity, Prakash Chandra Behera, Gyanaranjan Sahoo, Shamik Polley and Sachinandan De

Vet World. 2013; 6(8): 479-481

Aim: The Research was undertaken to find the association between FecB and high prolificacy in Raighar goats.

Materials and Methods: DNA was extracted from blood, collected from does (n=101) with history of high prolificacy. Further tetra-primer amplification refractory mutation system (T-ARMS) PCR and agarose gel electrophoresis were followed to screen the mutation.

Results: Raighar goats were found to be wild homozygotes suggesting absence of FecB mutation. Conclusion: Prolificacy in case of Raighar goats is not due to the mutation at FecB locus. It is thought to search for other genes or loci in goat fecundity.

Keywords: FecB, mutation, prolificacy, Raighar goat