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Abstract

MX1 maps to cattle chromosome 1.

Abstract

A part of the 3′ untranslated region of the myxovirus resistance-1 gene (MX1) in cattle was amplified by the PCR; 2 alleles of 150 and 163 bp were detected. The 163 bp allele was detected only in cattle of Hereford or Belgian Blue descent. The alleles were shown to be inherited in a Mendelian fashion in 8 families from 2 mapping herds. Linkage analysis in Canadian Beef Cattle Reference families showed that MX1 was located on chromosome 1 between markers BM1824 and BM4043.