Disclosed herein are genetic markers for animal growth, appetite and fatness, methods for identifying such markers, and methods of screening animals to determine those more likely to produce desired growth, appetite and fatness and preferably selecting those animals for future breeding purposes. The markers are based upon the presence or absence of certain polymorphisms in the Ghrelin gene.
US 7,074,562 B2
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Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.,
Rothschild, Max F.; Kim, Kwan-Suk; and Anderson, Lloyd L., "Ghrelin alleles and use of the same for genetically typing animals" (2006). Iowa State University Patents. 241.