Pfizer Animal Genetics can offer Prescribe
Genomic tests. Pfizer Animal Genetics will send DNA
from Wagyu samples to the Prescribe Genomics
laboratory in Japan for testing. Prescribe Genomics
offers two DNA tests: GH Exon 5 and SCD.
GH Exon 5
This test represents a method for evaluating Wagyu cattle for the
characteristics of growth rate and marbling using genetic polymorphism of the
growth hormone Exon 5. Wagyu variants of this gene are A, B & C, therefore there
are six genotypes: AA, AB, AC, BB, BC & CC. Prescribe Genomics suggests the
preferred genotypes for producing bulls for F1 production are BB, BC and CC.
This test is designed to assist in the selection of cattle that show a genotype
that produces a superior fat composition. Stearic acid, which corresponds to the
amino acid Valine (V), makes deposited fat harder. Oleic acid, which corresponds
to the amino acid Alanine (A), makes deposited fat softer, which Prescribed
Genomics states is more palatable to the Japanese market. There are three
possible genotypes for SCD, these are AA, VA and VV. AA is the preferred type.
|GH Exon 5 only||$91.00
|SCD only ||$82.00
|GH Exon 5 & SCD ||$155.00|
All prices are excluding GST
Additional charges apply for urgent mail service (3 days to Japan).
Please see the
Prescribe Genomics Web site or contact
Pfizer Animal Genetics for more information on these tests.