Application of genomics to the pork industry

  • Van Der Steen H
  • Prall G
  • Plastow G
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A relatively small number (less than 100) of DNA markers have been applied in swine breed-ing up to this point in time. Even so, these markers have been used for a range of different traits. Markers explaining variation in growth, lean percent, litter size, meat quality, susceptibility to developmental abnor-malities, and even disease resistance have been identi-fied and incorporated into breeding programs.

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  • Genomics
  • Growth
  • Health
  • Meat Quality
  • Pigs

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  • H A M Van Der Steen

  • G F W Prall

  • G S Plastow

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