• Genome‐wide association study of three litter traits in Yorkshire pigs

    6 days ago - By Animal Genetics

    Abstract Litter traits are important in the development of production and economic profits of pigs. The object of this study was to perform genome-wide association studies for the total number born , number born alive and number born healthy traits in a Yorkshire population. By mixed model, we conducted GWASs with gcta software, and in total identified 3, 7 and 12 significant SNPs associated with TNB, NBA and NBH respectively: one on Sus scrofa chromosome 2 , one on SSC4 , two on SSC 6 (p = 9.27 × 10 −5 to 9.64 × 10 −5 ), nine on SSC 8 (p = 1.53 × 10 −5 to 8.52 × 10 −5 ), four on SSC 14 (p...
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