Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

7-2011

Journal or Book Title

Frontiers in Genetics

Volume

2

First Page

1

Last Page

9

DOI

10.3389/fgene.2011.00043

Abstract

The newly available pig genome sequence has provided new information to fine map quantitative trait loci (QTL) in order to eventually identify causal variants. With targeted genomic sequencing efforts, we were able to obtain high quality BAC sequences that cover a region on pig chromosome 17 where a number of meat quality QTL have been previously discovered. Sequences from 70 BAC clones were assembled to form an 8-Mbp contig. Subsequently, we successfully mapped five previously identified QTL, three for meat color and two for lactate related traits, to the contig. With an additional 25 genetic markers that were identified by sequence comparison, we were able to carry out further linkage disequilibrium analysis to narrow down the genomic locations of these QTL, which allowed identification of the chromosomal regions that likely contain the causative variants. This research has provided one practical approach to combine genetic and molecular information for QTL mining.

Comments

This article is from Frontiers in Genetics 2 (2011): Article 43, doi:10.3389/fgene.2011.00043. Posted with permission.

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This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Copyright Owner

Zhi-Liang Hu, et al

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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