Skip to main content

The Pig Gene Mapping Project: Identifying trait genes

Objective

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

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ROSLIN INSTITUTE (EDINBURGH)
Address

EH25 9PS Roslin, Midlothian
United Kingdom

Participants (15)

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nantes
France
Address
9 Quai Moncousu
44035 Nantes
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique
France
Address
Ctr Etudes Fontenay-aux-roses - Ce-far
92265 Fontenay-aux-roses
Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences
Denmark
Address
Foulum
8830 Tjele
Den Kongelige Veterin?r- og Landbohojskole
Denmark
Address
13,Bülowsvej
1870 Frederiksberg C
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
France
Address
Domaine De Vilvert
78352 Jouy-en-josas
Landbouwuniversiteit Wageningen
Netherlands
Address
40,Marijkeweg
6709 PG Wageningen
NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCE
Norway
Address
Ullevaalsveien 72
Oslo
Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht
Netherlands
Address
1,Yalelaan
3508 TD Utrecht
THE BABRAHAM INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Babraham Hall
Cambridge
THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Sweden
Address
4A,husargatan 2, Bmc
751 24 Uppsala
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Universiteit Gent
Belgium
Address
19,Heidestraat
9820 Merelbeke
Università degli Studi di Bologna
Italy
Address
Via Fratelli Rosselli 107
42100 Reggio Emilia
Universität Hohenheim
Germany
Address
Garbenstraße 17
70599 Stuttgart
Universität Ulm
Germany
Address
Albert-einstein-allee 11
89069 Ulm