Univ. of NE-Lincoln: Effect of DNA Markers in Nebraska Selection Lines

DNA from 57 generation-28 boars that had sired progeny in the NE selection and control lines was submitted to GeneSeek Inc., where genotypes for eight Single Nucleotide Polymorphic Markers (SNPs) affecting economic traits in pigs were determined. Three markers are reported to be associated with growth and composition of growth, three with meat quality, and two with number of live pigs per litter.