Pigs

A natural knockout of the MYO7A gene leads to pre‐weaning mortality in pigs

2 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary The pig breeding system provides a unique framework to study recessive defects and the consequence on the phenotype. We examined a commercial synthetic Duroc population...
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Parsing the microRNA genetics basis regulating skeletal muscle fiber types and meat quality traits in pigs

27 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Muscle fibers are closely related to human diseases and livestock meat quality. However, the genetics basis of microRNAs in regulating muscle fibers is not completely...
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Rescued Animals Looking for Forever Homes

Rescued Animals Looking for Forever Homes

1 month ago   |   The Scoop

The Seattle Animal Shelter is calling on the community to help find forever homes for animals who were rescued in two seizure cases. Up to 370 animals, including cats, rabbits...
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One Health in Action - Reducing Disease Risk for Youth in Agriculture

1 month ago   |   Animal Health Institute

Sometimes we get a stark reminder of how closely the health of people is tied to the health of animals. In 2011, when there was an outbreak of viral infections among youth who...
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Genome‐wide association studies for growth‐related traits in a crossbreed pig population

2 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics   |   3 articles

Summary Growth‐related traits are important economic traits in the pig industry that directly influence pork production efficiency. To detect quantitative trait loci and...
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Positive selection signatures in Anqing six‐end‐white pig population based on reduced‐representation genome sequencing data

2 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Anqing six‐end‐white pig performs well on resistance to coarse fodder and disease, reproduction and meat quality, offering high potential for exploitation...
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Runs of homozygosity provide a genome landscape picture of inbreeding and genetic history of European autochthonous and commercial pig breeds

2 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary ROHs are long stretches of DNA homozygous at each polymorphic position. The proportion of genome covered by ROHs and their length are indicators of the level and origin...
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Potential functional variants in AHR signaling pathways are associated with age at puberty in swine†,‡

2 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Puberty in female pigs is defined as age at first estrus and gilts that have an earlier age at puberty are more likely to have greater lifetime productivity. Because...
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Potential functional variants in AHR signaling pathways are associated with age at puberty in swine†,‡

2 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Puberty in female pigs is defined as age at first estrus and gilts that have an earlier age at puberty are more likely to have greater lifetime productivity. Because...
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Runs of homozygosity provide a genome landscape picture of inbreeding and genetic history of European autochthonous and commercial pig breeds

3 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary ROHs are long stretches of DNA homozygous at each polymorphic position. The proportion of genome covered by ROHs and their length are indicators of the level and origin...
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