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Genome‐wide association studies for growth‐related traits in a crossbreed pig population

29 days ago   |   By Animal Genetics

Summary
Growth‐related traits are important economic traits in the pig industry that directly influence pork production efficiency. To detect quantitative trait loci and candidate genes affecting growth traits, genome‐wide association studies were performed for backfat thickness and loin muscle depth in 370 Chuying‐black pigs using Illumina PorcineSNP50 BeadChip array. We totally identified 14 BF‐associated SNPs, which included 11 genome‐wide SNPs and 3 chromosome‐wide suggestive SNPs and for LMD, 9 SNPs surpassed the genome‐wide significant threshold. These SNPs explained 30.33 and 27.51%...
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