Luis Silió

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One QTL affecting backfat thickness (BF), intramuscular fat content (IMF) and eye muscle area (MA) was previously localized on porcine chromosome 6 in an F2 cross between Iberian and Landrace pigs. This work was done to study the effect of two positional candidate genes on these traits: H-FABP and LEPR genes. The QTL mapping analysis was repeated with a(More)
In contrast to international pig breeds, the Iberian breed has not been admixed with Asian germplasm. This makes it an important model to study both domestication and relevance of Asian genes in the pig. Besides, Iberian pigs exhibit high meat quality as well as appetite and propensity to obesity. Here we provide a genome wide analysis of nucleotide and(More)
Monte Carlo simulations were carried out in order to study the benefits of using molecular markers to minimize the homozygosity by descent in a conservation scheme of the Iberian pig. A selection criterion is introduced: the overall expected heterozygosity of the group of selected individuals. The method to implement this criterion depends on the type of(More)
The traditional strategy to map QTL is to use linkage analysis employing a limited number of markers. These analyses report wide QTL confidence intervals, making very difficult to identify the gene and polymorphisms underlying the QTL effects. The arrival of genome-wide panels of SNPs makes available thousands of markers increasing the information content(More)
The objective of this study was to search for polymorphisms in the coding region of the estrogen receptors 1 and 2 (ESR1 and ESR2) and to analyze the effects of these variants and the well known intronic ESR1 PvuII polymorphism on litter size in a Chinese-European pig line. We identified five silent single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in the ESR1 cDNA:(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this work was to study the effects on litter size of variants of the porcine genes RBP4, ESR1 and IGF2, currently used in genetic tests for different purposes. Moreover, we investigated a possible effect of the interaction between RBP4-MspI and ESR1-PvuII polymorphisms. The IGF2-intron3-G3072A polymorphism is actually used to select(More)
Porcine fatty acid composition is a key factor for quality and nutritive value of pork. Several QTLs for fatty acid composition have been reported in diverse fat tissues. The results obtained so far seem to point out different genetic control of fatty acid composition conditional on the fat deposits. Those studies have been conducted using simple approaches(More)
The growth performance of inbred pigs coming from full-sib matings was compared to that of contemporary animals coming from the same sires mated to control dams. The animals belong to three strains of Iberian pigs with different histories of previous inbreeding. The data consisted of 1,615 weight records between 50 and 250 d of age from 229 pigs. The(More)
Fatty acid composition is a critical aspect of pork because it affects sensorial and technological aspects of meat quality and it is relevant for human health. Previous studies identified significant QTLs in porcine chromosome 12 for fatty acid profile of back fat (BF) and intramuscular fat (IMF). In the present study, 374 SNPs mapped in SSC12 from the 60K(More)
Within the area of sex allocation, one of the topics that has attracted a lot of attention is the sex ratio problem. Fisher (1930) proposed that equal numbers of males and females have been promoted by natural selection and it has an adaptive significance. But the empirical success of Fisher's theory remains doubtful because a sex ratio of 0.50 is also(More)