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Within the framework of the Community's biotechnology research programmes, groups of contractors were brought together to constitute ELWWs, with a view to facilitating the rapid circulation and exchange of information, data and materials, and increasing mobility among research staff. The purpose of this brochure is to illustrate the work of one such ELWW in the Pig Gene Mapping Project (PiGMaP). The object of PiGMaP was to find genetic markers (sequences of DNA bases which mark specific positions in the genome) which are evenly spaced and cover the whole of the pig's genome to produce a map on two levels: a genetic map and a physical map. The aims of the project are described, together with the possible uses of genome maps. The findings of the research, with respect to reference populations, genetic mapping and physical mapping, are also reported. Participating organisations are listed, and the progress and benefits of the research are reviewed.

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Authors: HALEY C, AFRC Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Research, Edinburgh (GB);ARCHIBALD A ET AL., AFRC Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Research, Edinburgh (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1992) 23 pp.
Availability: Available from the BRIDGE Programme Office, CEC, DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
Record Number: 199330007 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en