Polymorphic status of PRKAA2 gene in Pakistani buffaloes

Waqas Ahmad Khan, Tanveer Hussain, Masroor Ellahi Babar, Asif Nadeem, Ali Raza Awan, Ambrin Fatima, Rashid Saif

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This study was designed to find single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) in coding and non-coding region of PRKAA2 gene in Nili-Ravi and Kundi buffaloes. The PRKAA2 gene (AMPKα2) of 100 animals from both buffalo breeds were sequenced for SNPs identification. A total number of 43 inter and intra-generic SNPs were found. Out of which 17 SNPs were detected among buffalo breeds (intra-generic). All SNPs were intronic and may have a role in gene regulation and splicing patterns. These SNPs might be associated with commercially important production traits. This is the first study to identify novel SNPs that are linked to energy metabolism and production traits of buffalo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)903-905
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Agriculture and Biology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • AMPK
  • Buffalo
  • PRKAA2
  • Pakistan
  • SNP


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