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Balancing selection and the evolution of functional polymorphism in Old World monkey TRIM5α
Retroviral restriction factor TRIM5α exhibits a high degree of sequence variation among primate species. It has been proposed that this diversity is the cumulative result of ancient, lineage-specificExpand
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Identification of a second gene associated with variation in vertebral number in domestic pigs
BackgroundThe number of vertebrae in pigs varies and is associated with body size. Wild boars have 19 vertebrae, but European commercial breeds for pork production have 20 to 23 vertebrae. WeExpand
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Quantitative trait loci analysis for growth and carcass traits in a Meishan x Duroc F2 resource population.
We constructed a pig F2 resource population by crossing a Meishan sow and a Duroc boar to locate economically important trait loci. The F2 generation was composed of 865 animals (450 males and 415Expand
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Identification of quantitative trait loci affecting corpora lutea and number of teats in a Meishan x Duroc F2 resource population.
Understanding of the genetic control of female reproductive performance in pigs would offer the opportunity to utilize natural variation and improve selective breeding programs throughExpand
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Genome-wide mapping for fatty acid composition and melting point of fat in a purebred Duroc pig population.
The fatty acid composition and melting point of fatty tissue are among the most important economic traits in pig breeding because of their influence on the eating quality of meat. Identifying theExpand
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Successful production of piglets derived from vitrified morulae and early blastocysts using a microdroplet method.
This study was conducted to determine the efficiency of vitrification using the microdroplet (MD) method for early stage porcine embryos. Embryos at compacted morulae to early blastocyst stage wereExpand
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Genetic mapping of quantitative trait loci affecting growth and carcass traits in F2 intercross chickens.
We constructed a chicken F(2) resource population to facilitate the genetic improvement of economically important traits, particularly growth and carcass traits. An F(2) population comprising 240Expand
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The effects of single and epistatic quantitative trait loci for fatty acid composition in a Meishan x Duroc crossbred population.
We performed a whole genome QTL analysis to confirm the existence of QTL affecting fatty acid composition and to investigate the effects of additive, dominance, imprinting, and epistatic interactionsExpand
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Polymorphism of the ovocalyxin-32 gene and its association with egg production traits in the chicken.
We performed candidate gene analysis to identify SNP in the chicken ovocalyxin-32 (OCX-32) gene in the F(2) resource population, to develop a PCR-RFLP method for genotyping and to evaluate theExpand
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Quantitative trait loci for leg weakness traits in a Landrace purebred population.
Leg weakness in pigs is a serious problem in the pig industry. We performed a whole genome quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis to find QTLs affecting leg weakness traits in the LandraceExpand
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