A Genome-Wide Association Study in Large White and Landrace Pig Populations for Number Piglets Born Alive

@inproceedings{BergfelderDring2015AGA,
  title={A Genome-Wide Association Study in Large White and Landrace Pig Populations for Number Piglets Born Alive},
  author={Sarah Bergfelder-Dr{\"u}ing and Christine Grosse-Brinkhaus and Bianca Lind and Malena Erbe and Karl Schellander and Henner Simianer and Ernst Tholen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
The number of piglets born alive (NBA) per litter is one of the most important traits in pig breeding due to its influence on production efficiency. It is difficult to improve NBA because the heritability of the trait is low and it is governed by a high number of loci with low to moderate effects. To clarify the biological and genetic background of NBA, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) were performed using 4,012 Large White and Landrace pigs from herdbook and commercial breeding companies… CONTINUE READING