• Genome‐wide association study identifies markers associated with carcass and meat quality traits in Italian Large White pigs

    15 days ago - By Animal Genetics

    Summary
    A GWAS was performed using the genotypes obtained by PorcineSNP60 v2 BeadChip and 11 phenotypic traits (carcass lean meat percentage; backfat thickness; Longissimus thoracis muscle thickness; lightness; backfat thickness measured with caliper at the midline; meat pH measured at about 1 h post mortem and 24 h post mortem; CIE L*, a* and b* color parameters; and water‐holding capacity). Three markers were associated with three of the phenotypic traits considered: M1GA0009592 with backfat thickness and lean meat content, DIAS0002910 and ALGA0109856 with water‐holding capacity. The...
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