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Worldwide Phylogeography of Wild Boar Reveals Multiple Centers of Pig Domestication
TLDR
Analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences from 686 wild and domestic pig specimens reveals multiple centers of domestication across Eurasia and that European, rather than Near Eastern, wild boar are the principal source of modern European domestic pigs.
Sequence and comparative analysis of the chicken genome provide unique perspectives on vertebrate evolution
TLDR
A draft genome sequence of the red jungle fowl, Gallus gallus, provides a new perspective on vertebrate genome evolution, while also improving the annotation of mammalian genomes.
Whole-genome resequencing reveals loci under selection during chicken domestication
TLDR
The use of massively parallel sequencing is described to identify selective sweeps of favourable alleles and candidate mutations that have had a prominent role in the domestication of chickens and their subsequent specialization into broiler (meat- producing) and layer (egg-producing) chickens.
A regulatory mutation in IGF2 causes a major QTL effect on muscle growth in the pig
TLDR
This study establishes a causal relationship between a single-base-pair substitution in a non-coding region and a QTL effect, and supports the long-held view that regulatory mutations are important for controlling phenotypic variation.
Multiple marker mapping of quantitative trait loci in a cross between outbred wild boar and large white pigs.
TLDR
A quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis of growth and fatness data from a three generation pig experiment is presented, finding evidence for a large QTL affecting back fat and another for abdominal fat segregating on chromosome 4.
Genetic dissection of phenotypic diversity in farm animals
  • L. Andersson
  • Biology, Medicine
    Nature Reviews Genetics
  • 1 February 2001
TLDR
Genome research in farm animals will add to the basic understanding of the genetic control of these traits and the results will be applied in breeding programmes to reduce the incidence of disease and to improve product quality and production efficiency.
Genetic mapping of quantitative trait loci for growth and fatness in pigs.
TLDR
The European wild boar was crossed with the domesticated Large White pig to genetically dissect phenotypic differences between these populations for growth and fat deposition, and the genetic mapping of a major locus for fat deposition in the pig could have implications for understanding human obesity.
Efficient mapping of mendelian traits in dogs through genome-wide association
TLDR
The development of a genotyping array with ∼27,000 SNPs is reported and it is shown that genome-wide association mapping of mendelian traits in dog breeds can be achieved with only ∼20 dogs, showing that trait mapping within dog breeds will be highly efficient and generally applicable to trait mapping.
Evolution of Darwin’s finches and their beaks revealed by genome sequencing
TLDR
The whole-genome re-sequencing of 120 individuals representing all of the Darwin’s finch species and two close relatives finds extensive evidence for interspecific gene flow throughout the radiation.
The twofold difference in adult size between the red junglefowl and White Leghorn chickens is largely explained by a limited number of QTLs.
TLDR
A large intercross between the domestic White Leghorn chicken and the wild ancestor, the red junglefowl, has been used in a Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) study of growth and egg production, and the estimated effects all indicated a codominant inheritance.
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