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Markers for pig breed differentiation and protection of breed integrity

The PigBioDiv2 project generated data for various different molecular markers which can be used for pig breed differentiation and protection of breed integrity.

39 microsatellite marker allele frequencies in 96 European and Chinese breeds.

1285 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 10 European and 10 Chinese breeds plus European wild boar. 30 SNP genotypes in 25 European and 25 Chinese breeds.

mtDNA sequence and polymorphisms in 47 European breeds and 19 Chinese breeds.

30 SNPs on the Y chromosome, 3 of which are diagnostic for Asian and European Y haplotypes.

The marker allele frequencies provide the basis on which tests of breed differentiation and identity can be developed. These tests provide a means of protecting breed integrity and tracing breed-specific products.

Reported by

Roslin Institute
Roslin Institute, Roslin, Midlothian
EH25 9PS Roslin
United Kingdom
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