Methods To Identify Key Genes And Proteins That Contribute To Disease Resistance

Disease due to the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus causes at least $600 million in losses annually among US pork producers. Infection of pigs by PRRS virus leads to respiratory distress, abortions, stillbirths, weakened live-born pigs, and death. The virus can also retard growth and significantly delay time to market weight. As a consequence, there is a great need to control PRRS and eliminate the disease as soon as possible.