FASN Gene And Its Role In Bovine Milk Production

International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)
© 2021 by IJBTT Journal
Volume - 11 Issue - 1                          
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : D.S.Kale, Jaya Singh, Y.B. Sathe, D.V.Patil
DOI :  10.14445/22490183/IJBTT-V11I1P604


MLA Style:D.S.Kale, Jaya Singh, Y.B. Sathe, D.V.Patil "FASN Gene And Its Role In Bovine Milk Production" International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology 11.1 (2021): 20-25.

APA Style:D.S.Kale, Jaya Singh, Y.B. Sathe, D.V.Patil(2021). FASN Gene And Its Role In Bovine Milk Production. International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology, 11(1), 20-25.


FASN (Fatty Acid Synthase) is regarded as a candidate gene for milk production traits in cattle which is a multidomain enzyme complex and functions for the synthesis of palmitic acid through denovo lipogenesis. The current emphasis world over is to identify the genetic mechanisms behind the milk composition and milk production traits like fat synthesis for identification of genetic signatures behind economic traits and their use in the selection of quality animals of breeds. The high concentration of dietary monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids are found to be associated with low cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins level, which aids in decreasing the risk of several cardiovascular diseases. In view of this, the studies related to the identification of genetic variation within FASN candidate gene reported to be exhibiting significant SNPs related to milk composition and production traits need to be reviewed for understanding the identified significant genetic variants, effective techniques, its impact on its possible use as DNA marker for fat milk traits in selection and breeding decisions of cattle breed improvement.


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FASN, DNA Markers, Milk traits, and Bovine