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The lack of a Near Eastern genetic signature in modern European porcine breeds indicates that, although domestic pigs from the Fertile Crescent entered Europe during the Neolithic, they were completely replaced by their European counterparts in a short window of time. Whilst the absence of such genetic signature has been convincingly demonstrated at the(More)
The lipid content and fatty acid (FA) profile have an important impact in human health as well as in the technological transformation and nutritional and organoleptic quality of meat. A genome-wide association study (GWAS) on 144 backcross pigs (25% Iberian × 75% Landrace) was performed for 32 traits associated with intramuscular FA composition and indices(More)
We identified 22 polymorphisms in the adipocyte fatty-acid binding protein (FABP4) gene, a strong positional candidate gene for the FAT1 locus in porcine chromosome 4. The most informative polymorphism, an insertion/deletion in intron 1, together with a single nucleotide polymorphism in intron 3, was genotyped in a cross between Iberian and Landrace pigs.(More)
The leptin receptor gene (LEPR) is a candidate for traits related to growth and body composition, and is located on SSC6 in a region where fatness and meat composition quantitative trait loci (QTL) have previously been detected in several F2 experimental designs. The aims of this work were: (i) to fine map these QTL on a larger sample of animals and(More)
The IGF2-intron3-G3072A substitution has been recently described as the causal factor of the imprinted QTL for fat deposition and muscle growth detected within the porcine IGF2 region. The objective of this study was to investigate the IGF2 substitution effect in a Large White outbred population and in an Iberian x Landrace F2 cross. The results showed that(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies in pigs have detected copy number variants (CNVs) using the Comparative Genomic Hybridization technique in arrays designed to cover specific porcine chromosomes. The goal of this study was to identify CNV regions (CNVRs) in swine species based on whole genome SNP genotyping chips. RESULTS We used predictions from three different(More)
We have characterized and mapped the porcine fatty acid binding protein 5, epidermal (FABP5) gene. According to linkage and RH mapping, this gene is located close to the FABP4 (fatty acid binding protein 4, adipocyte) gene on swine chromosome 4. We resequenced 4.7 kb of the FABP5 gene in the parental population of an Iberian x Landrace cross (IBMAP),(More)
A crossed population between Iberian x Landrace pigs consisting of 321 F2, 87 F3, and 85 backcross individuals has been analyzed to refine the number and positions of quantitative trait loci (QTL) affecting shape, growth, fatness, and meat quality traits in SSC4. A multitrait multi-QTL approach has been used. Our results suggest that carcass length and(More)
Genetic parameters such as heritability and correlations of fat traits in a Duroc population were dissected using molecular markers. The heritabilities of intramuscular fat in 2 muscles, the gluteus medius and LM, and back fat were 0.54, 0.48, and 0.23, respectively. The genetic correlations were well estimated with standardized SNP effects, being 0.65(More)
The objective of this work was to analyse the porcine Fatty acid binding protein 2, intestinal (FABP2) gene as a candidate gene for a fatty acid composition quantitative trait loci (QTL) previously described on porcine chromosome 8 in an Iberian by Landrace F(2) cross (IBMAP). Re-sequencing of the porcine FABP2 gene in three Iberian and eight Landrace(More)