Fine-mapping of a meat color QTL on sus scrofa chromosome 4q

H.J. van Wijk, B.W. Dibbits, J.A.J. Arts, B. Harlizius, E.F. Knol, H. Bovenhuis, M.A.M. Groenen

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


For fine mapping of a QTL affecting meat color, a large paternal half-sib crossbred population (n=1855) was typed for a total of 41 markers spanning SSC4q. The markers include 26 new developed microsatellites identified by in silico mining of porcine BAC-end sequences with a significant Blast-hit to a 67 Mb homologous region on human chromosome 1. Analysis of the data with the combined linkage and linkage disequilibrium (LD) method refined the position of the QTL, although the contribution of LD was still limited. A comparison of results with linkage analysis only with combined LDLA approaches is given.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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