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Lymphoid enhancer binding factor 1 is associated with nose color in Yunong black pigs

15 days ago   |   By Animal Genetics

Abstract
Yunong black pig is an indigenous black pig breed being cultivated that has a pure black whole body. However, some individuals appear with a white spot on the nose. We performed case-control association studies and F
ST approaches in 76 animals with nose color records (26 white-nosed pigs vs. 50 black-nosed pigs) by Illumina Porcine SNP50 BeadChip data. In total, 76 SNPs, which included 2 genome-wide significant SNPs and 18 chromosome-wide suggestive SNPs, were identified by association study. The top-ranked 0.1% windows of F
ST results as signals under selection and 24 windows...
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Genome‐wide association study reveals the candidate genes for reproduction traits in Yunong black pigs

15 days ago   |   By Animal Genetics

Abstract
Enhancing pig reproductive efficiency has the potential to have a significant positive economic impact on the pig business. We collected four reproduction records of 734 Yunong black pigs in this study, including the total number of piglets born , the number born alive , the average birth interval of piglets and the average birth weight. A total of 453 Yunong black pigs were genotyped with Porcine 50K SNP BeadChip. Twenty-five SNPs and 35 genomic areas were found to have a substantial impact on the reproductive performance of Yunong black pigs by single-locus GWAS and single-step...
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