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Genome‐wide epistatic interactions of litter size at birth in Chinese indigenous pigs

One year ago   |   By Animal Genetics

Summary
Improving litter size at birth and the number of piglets born alive are the main breeding goals related to litter traits, which are economically important. A better understanding of genetic architecture underlying TNB and NBA traits could increase pig production efficiency. However, most previous studies on these traits focus on additive genetic effects, while epistatic interactions underlying TNB and NBA traits has not yet been well investigated, which are essential to understand how traits-related genes interact. Herein, we conducted genome scans of epistatic interactions...
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