Point mutation of the Leptin-Gene and reproduction characteristics in sows

A. Terman, M. Kmiec, D. Polasik, H.C.M. Heuven

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The experiment was aimed to detect the polymorphism of leptin gene and to find possible relations betw-cen the genotype and litter size in Polish Larze White x Polish Landrace crossbreed pigs. The polymorphism in LEP gene locus was detected using PCR-RFLP method. The frequency of allele, G was estimated at 0.93 and allele A - 0.07. In the studied population of pigs, the genotype GG was detected with the frequency 0.88. AG - 0.11 and AA - 0.01. The analysis showed that the sows with the AA genotype had the largest litter size compared to AG and GG sows but the difference was statistically not significant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-556
JournalTierärztliche Umschau: Zeitschrift fuer alle Gebiete der Veterinaermedizin
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • mouse obese gene
  • association
  • polymorphisms
  • traits

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