Myostatin (MYO)

Item No.  244

  • Selection tool for management of myostatin genes in beef cattle
  • Allows producers to breed cattle with ideal myostatin status
  • Creates unique marketing opportunities and premium meat quality
  • You can order this item individually or part of a genomic profile below
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Most commonly referred to as “double muscling”, this muscle hypertrophy may result in calves with larger birth weights, therefore causing increased dystocia, but are also known for increased tenderness. Animals are extremely muscled, with abnormally large, wide and rounded rump and thighs with prominent creases between muscles. Possible variants tested include C313Y, nt419, E226X, nt821, E291X, Q204X, D182N, F94L, and S105C.
Brand Igenity®
Breeds Supported Angus (M1), Belgian Blue, Limousin, Piedmontese, Red Angus
Data Results Igenity Beef Dashboard, Igenity Traits and Conditions Report
Species Bovine, Beef
Turnaround Time 3 to 4 weeks

Additional Information

  • 0 - none of nine variants present
  • 1, (Variant) - one copy of variant present
  • 2, (Variant) - two copies of variant present