• Isolation of subtelomeric sequences of porcine chromosomes for translocation screening reveals errors in the pig genome assembly

    4 monthes ago - By Animal Genetics

    Summary
    Balanced chromosomal aberrations have been shown to affect fertility in most species studied, often leading to hypoprolificacy in domestic animals such as pigs. With an increasing emphasis in modern food production on the use of a small population of high quality males for artificial insemination, the potential economic and environmental costs of hypoprolific boars, bulls, rams etc. are considerable. There is therefore a need for novel tools to facilitate rapid, cost-effective chromosome translocation screening. This has previously been achieved by standard karyotype analysis...
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