A method for determining improved innate immunity, disease resistance or performance in animals is disclosed. The method involves assays for a genetic differences in the NRAMP1 gene of the animal which is associated with superior disease resistance. Novel NRAMP1 sequence, assays, and compositions for identifying the presence of absence of these alleles are provided.
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Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc., Pig Inprovement Company
Tuggle, Christopher K.; Marklund, Lena; Stabel, Thomas J.; Mellencamp, Martha A.; and Stumbaugh, Amber, "Genetic markers for screening animals for improved disease resistance (NRAMP)" (2005). Iowa State University Patents. 179.