• Effective genetic markers for identifying the Escherichia coli F4ac receptor status of pigs

    10 days ago - By Animal Genetics

    Summary
    The F4ac receptor locus , which encodes susceptibility or resistance to Escherichia coli diarrhoea, is inherited as an autosomal recessive monogenetic trait. F4acR is localized on pig chromosome 13 near the MUC13 gene. Two flanking markers with a high linkage disequilibrium with F4acR were found to be effective for the genetic identification of F4ac‐resistant pigs in the Swiss Large White breed (one recombinant out of 2034 genotyped pigs). Three recombinant boars, one each from the Duroc, Swiss Landrace and Piétrain breeds, were genotyped with seven different markers and phenotyped...
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