Mapping Quantitative Trait Loci for Immune Capacity in the Pig 1

@inproceedings{EdforsLilja1998MappingQT,
  title={Mapping Quantitative Trait Loci for Immune Capacity in the Pig 1},
  author={Inger Edfors-Lilja and Eva Wattrang and Lena Marklund and Maria Moller and Lena Andersson-Eklund and Leif Andersson and Caroline Fossum},
  year={1998}
}
Immune capacity traits show considerable genetic variation in outbred populations. To identify quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for immune capacity in the pig, various measures of immune function (total and differential leukocyte counts, neutrophil phagocytosis, mitogen-induced proliferation, IL-2 production, and virus induced IFNa production in whole blood cultures, and Ab responses to two Escherichia coliantigens) were determined in 200 F2 animals from a wild pig–Swedish Yorkshire intercross… CONTINUE READING