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CANDIDATE GENES NETWORK FOR NUMBER OF TEATS IN PIGS

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Posters (The Westin Bayshore)
Simone EF Guimaraes , Universidade Federal de Višosa, Višosa, Brazil
Lucas L Verardo , UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE VICOSA, vicosa, Brazil
Fabyano F. Silva , Universidade Federal de Višosa, Višosa, Brazil
Matthew J Kelly , The University of Queensland, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, Brisbane, Australia
Marcos S. Lopes , Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
John W.M. Bastiaansen , Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
Paulo S Lopes , Universidade Federal de Višosa, Višosa, Brazil
Egbert F. Knol , TOPIGS Research Center IPG, Beuningen, Netherlands
Abstract Text: Number of teats is extremely valuable for the pig industry. On this work, we aim to exploit the results of a Bayesian GWAS for number of teats in commercial pigs to construct an associated candidate genes network. Significant SNPs were identified and the related genes obtained, which enabled explaining the genetic mechanism behind them. Thus, the predicted gene interactions were consistent with the known mammals breast biology traits (e.g., cell proliferation and embryonic development), providing new candidate genes for number of teats in pigs.

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Genetic mechanism

SNP

GWAS

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