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Multiple marker mapping of quantitative trait loci in a cross between outbred wild boar and large white pigs.
A quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis of growth and fatness data from a three generation pig experiment is presented. The population of 199 F2 animals was derived from a cross between wild boarExpand
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Genetic mapping of quantitative trait loci for growth and fatness in pigs.
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. The most importantExpand
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Selection of reference genes for gene expression studies in pig tissues using SYBR green qPCR
BackgroundReal-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) is a method for rapid and reliable quantification of mRNA transcription. Internal standards such as reference genes are used to normalise mRNA levelsExpand
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Strong signatures of selection in the domestic pig genome
Domestication of wild boar (Sus scrofa) and subsequent selection have resulted in dramatic phenotypic changes in domestic pigs for a number of traits, including behavior, body composition,Expand
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Identification of Genomic Regions Associated with Phenotypic Variation between Dog Breeds using Selection Mapping
The extraordinary phenotypic diversity of dog breeds has been sculpted by a unique population history accompanied by selection for novel and desirable traits. Here we perform a comprehensive analysisExpand
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FEELnc: a tool for long non-coding RNA annotation and its application to the dog transcriptome
Abstract Whole transcriptome sequencing (RNA-seq) has become a standard for cataloguing and monitoring RNA populations. One of the main bottlenecks, however, is to correctly identify the differentExpand
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Highly effective SNP-based association mapping and management of recessive defects in livestock
The widespread use of elite sires by means of artificial insemination in livestock breeding leads to the frequent emergence of recessive genetic defects, which cause significant economic and animalExpand
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Variation of short tandem repeats within and between species belonging to the Canidae family
Frequency distribution and allele size in 20 canine microsatellite loci were analyzed in 33 flat-coated retrievers, 32 dachshunds, 10 red foxes, and 10 Arctic foxes. Overall, the major differenceExpand
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A Deletion in the Bovine FANCI Gene Compromises Fertility by Causing Fetal Death and Brachyspina
Fertility is one of the most important traits in dairy cattle, and has been steadily declining over the last decades. We herein use state-of-the-art genomic tools, including high-throughput SNPExpand
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A comprehensive linkage map of the pig based on a wild pig-Large White intercross.
A comprehensive linkage map, including 236 linked markers with a total sex-average map length of about 2300 cM, covering nearly all parts of the pig genome has been established. Linkage groups wereExpand
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