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The Pig Gene Mapping Project: Identifying trait genes


The ultimate aim of this project was to map and identify genes controlling traits of economic and welfare significance in the pig. This aim encompassed two major goals -
- to map loci affecting traits of economic and biological significance in the pig
- to develop the molecular tools to allow the future identification and cloning of mapped loci
- regions of the genome influencing economically important traits, including fatness and growth rate have been identified
- the RN gene which affects meat quality has been mapped to chromosome 15
- the resolution and genome coverage of the PiGMaP linkage maps have been improved
- a five-fold genome coverage large fragment genomic library has been established in Yeast Artificial Chromosome (YAC) vectors
- large fragment genomic libraries have been established in alternative bacteriophage P1 and bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) vectors
- DNA sequence signatures (or expressed sequence tags, ESTs) have been established for >2,000 genes
- over 200 genes or ESTs have been added to the pig genome map
- minisatellite loci have been shown to predominantly telomeric in the pig
- genetic diversity in 12 (common and rare) pig breeds has been examined in a pilot study


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