Genome Wide Screening of Candidate Genes for Improving Piglet Birth Weight Using High and Low Estimated Breeding Value Populations

@inproceedings{Zhang2014GenomeWS,
  title={Genome Wide Screening of Candidate Genes for Improving Piglet Birth Weight Using High and Low Estimated Breeding Value Populations},
  author={Lifan Zhang and Xiaoping Zhou and Jennifer J. Michal and Bo Ding and Rui Li and Zhihua Jiang},
  booktitle={International journal of biological sciences},
  year={2014}
}
Birth weight is an economically important trait in pig production because it directly impacts piglet growth and survival rate. In the present study, we performed a genome wide survey of candidate genes and pathways associated with individual birth weight (IBW) using the Illumina PorcineSNP60 BeadChip on 24 high (HEBV) and 24 low estimated breeding value (LEBV) animals. These animals were selected from a reference population of 522 individuals produced by three sires and six dam lines, which… CONTINUE READING

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