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Locating some quantitative genes in the pig

McPhee, Cameron P. (1993) Locating some quantitative genes in the pig. In: Manipulating Pig Production IV, 1993, Albury Australia.

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Abstract

Locating genes on the pig genome will facilitate genetic improvement in pig productivity. Substituting portions of the chromosome (haplotypes) with standard haplotypes containing marker genes and observing changes in a quantitative trait can help to locate genes affecting economically important traits.Observations in this study are consistent with a model in which the halothane locus is the site of a series of genes affecting growth rate and appetite.Fatness genes onthe other hand seem to have been at loci away from the halothane locus.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from Australian Pig Science Association.
Keywords:Pig; appetite; growth rate; fat; quantitative genes.
Subjects:Animal culture > Swine
Science > Biology > Genetics > Quantitative genetics (esp. Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) articles)
Deposited On:07 May 2004
Last Modified:17 Jun 2011 06:17

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