is an important pluripotent transcription regulator, and its overexpression leads to a high expression of the growth and differentiation factor 3, affecting animal growth traits. The aim of this study was to explore the genetic variations within the Nanog
gene and their effects on phenotypic traits in cattle. Six novel exonic single nucleotide polymorphisms were found in six cattle breeds and indicated that Nanog
could be a candidate gene for marker-assisted selection in cattle breeding.