Two quantitative trait loci on Sus scrofa chromosomes 1 and 7 affecting the number of vertebrae.

Abstract

The objective of the research was to identify QTL affecting the number of vertebrae in swine, one of the major determining factors of growth and body composition. Previously, we reported a QTL for the number of vertebrae located on SSC1qter (terminal band of the q arm of SSC 1) in an F2 family produced by crossing a Göttingen miniature male with two Meishan… (More)

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