An evaluation of four candidate genes for use in selection programmes aimed at increased intramuscular fat in Duroc swine.

@article{Schwab2009AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of four candidate genes for use in selection programmes aimed at increased intramuscular fat in Duroc swine.},
  author={Clint Schwab and Benny Edd Mote and Zhi-Qiang Du and Randy Amoako and Thomas J. Baas and Max F. Rothschild},
  journal={Journal of animal breeding and genetics = Zeitschrift fur Tierzuchtung und Zuchtungsbiologie},
  year={2009},
  volume={126 3},
  pages={228-36}
}
A sufficient level of intramuscular fat (IMF) is needed to enhance consumer acceptance of pork products, and is currently receiving greater attention within swine genetic improvement programmes. An examination of previously described and novel genetic variants within candidate genes for IMF deposition was performed to evaluate potential use of genetic markers in marker-assisted selection (MAS). Biological candidate genes implicated to play a role in adipogenesis were investigated within two… CONTINUE READING