Detection of bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency (BLAD) in Turkish native and Holstein cattle

Akyuz B. , ERTUĞRUL O.

ACTA VETERINARIA HUNGARICA, cilt.54, ss.173-178, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 54 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1556/avet.54.2006.2.4
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.173-178


The purpose of this work was to study whether the bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency ( BLAD) allele is present in native cattle breeds and the Holstein breed in Turkey. Blood samples were obtained from 120 Holstein, 20 Brown Swiss, 20 Anatolian Black, 20 Turkish Grey, 20 South Anatolian Red and 20 East Anatolian Red cattle. The isolated DNA materials were multiplied in PCR using the primer developed by Kriegesmann et al. ( 1997). In order to determine the area of mutation in PCR products, the PCR products were digested with TaqI endonuclease enzyme. The resulting fragments were analysed on 2% agarose gel for the absence of a TaqI restriction site. It was found that two of the Holstein cattle ( a bull and a cow) were heterozygote BLAD carriers. There was no homozygote BLAD animal. The BLAD allele was not found in the other breeds used in the study. The mutant BLAD allele frequency in the 120 Holstein cattle calculations was 0.0084.