The early-life environment of a pig shapes the phenotypes of its social partners in adulthood

@inproceedings{Canario2017TheEE,
  title={The early-life environment of a pig shapes the phenotypes of its social partners in adulthood},
  author={Laurianne Canario and Nils Lundeheim and Piter Bijma},
  booktitle={Heredity},
  year={2017}
}
Social interactions among individuals are abundant, both in natural and domestic populations, and may affect phenotypes of individuals. Recent research has demonstrated that the social effect of an individual on the phenotype of its social partners may have a genetic component, known as an indirect genetic effect (IGE). Little is known, however, of nongenetic factors underlying such social effects. Early-life environments often have large effects on phenotypes of the individuals themselves… CONTINUE READING
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