Identification of quantitative trait transcripts for growth traits in the large scales of liver and muscle samples.

  title={Identification of quantitative trait transcripts for growth traits in the large scales of liver and muscle samples.},
  author={Xinwei Xiong and Hui Yang and Bin Yang and Congying Chen and Lusheng Huang},
  journal={Physiological genomics},
  volume={47 7},
Growth-related traits are economically important traits to the pig industry. Identification of causative gene and mutation responsible for growth-related QTL will facilitate the improvement of pig growth through marker-assisted selection. In this study, we applied whole genome gene expression and quantitative trait transcript (QTT) analyses in 497 liver and 586 longissimus dorsi muscle samples to identify candidate genes and dissect the genetic basis of pig growth in a white Duroc × Erhualian… 

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