The Imprinted Gene DIO3 Is a Candidate Gene for Litter Size in Pigs

  title={The Imprinted Gene DIO3 Is a Candidate Gene for Litter Size in Pigs},
  author={Albart Coster and Ole Madsen and Henri C. M. Heuven and Bert W. Dibbits and Martien A M Groenen and Johan A. M. van Arendonk and Henk Bovenhuis},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Genomic imprinting is an important epigenetic phenomenon, which on the phenotypic level can be detected by the difference between the two heterozygote classes of a gene. Imprinted genes are important in both the development of the placenta and the embryo, and we hypothesized that imprinted genes might be involved in female fertility traits. We therefore performed an association study for imprinted genes related to female fertility traits in two commercial pig populations. For this purpose, 309… CONTINUE READING
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