Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

10-1-2002

Abstract

Disclosed herein are genetic markers for pig leanness, methods for identifying such markers, and methods of screening pigs to determine those more or less likely to be obese and more or less likely to produce litters with leans or obese offspring and preferably selecting those pigs for future breeding purposes. The markers are based upon the presence or absence of certain polymorphisms in the pig leptin receptor gene.

Patent Number

US 6,458,531 B1

ISURF Reference Number

2205

Assignee

Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.,

Application Number

US 08/946,800

Date Filed

10-8-1997

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf