Identification of quantitative trait loci affecting female reproductive traits in a multigeneration Meishan-White composite swine population.

A multigeneration crossbred Meishan-White composite resource population was used to identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) for age at first estrus (AP) and the components of litter size: ovulation rate (OR; number of ova released in an estrous period) and uterine capacity (UC). The population was established by reciprocally mating Meishan (ME) and White… CONTINUE READING