• Genetic diversity and selection signatures of four indigenous pig breeds from eastern China

    5 monthes ago - By Animal Genetics

    Abstract Chinese indigenous pig breeds have been undergoing selection for thousands of years, and have become invaluable genetic sources over the world. To investigate the population structure and genetic diversity of Jinhua , Longyou Black , Shengxian Spotted , and Lanxi Spotted breeds, a total of 200 pigs belonging to 10 diverse population were genotyped using SNP chips. The results showed that LYW pigs exhibited higher level of heterozygosity than the other indigenous pigs. In addition, gene introgression from intensively reared commercial pig breeds to LYW pigs was detected. Moreover...
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