• Genome‐wide scan for runs of homozygosity in Asian wild boars and Anqing six‐end‐white pigs

    24 days ago - By Animal Genetics

    Abstract
    Inbreeding and loss of genetic diversity are serious problems in local Chinese pig breeds. Runs of homozygosity are contiguous lengths of homozygous genotypes that can provide information on inbreeding levels, mating schemes, selection pressure, and genetic events. The Anqing six-end-white pig, an important autochthonous pig breed bred in the Anhui province of China, plays a key role in the local pig industry. In recent decades, AQ pigs have become a closed breed with a small population size in conservation farms, raising the issue of inbreeding decline. In this study, we used...
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