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Title: A Genetic Exploration of Australian Large White Pigs
Contributor(s): Gore, Klint  (author); Banks, Robert  (author)orcid ; Boerner, Vinzent  (author); Hermesch, Susanne  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Limited information is available about the genetic structure of Australian pigs. The genetic relationships of 20 Large White and 2 Duroc pigs sampled from one herd were explored and their genetic distance to European pigs of the same and different breeds was estimated using SNP data. On average, 36% of SNPs were heterozygous for Large White pigs. Mean correlations between Australian Large White and European breeds were highest for European Large White (0.35) and Middle White (0.34), and lowest for European Duroc (0.20) and Meishan (0.09). The analysis of breed percentages based on constrained genomic regression showed highest similarity of Australian Large White with European Large White (36.8%) followed by Middle White (15.9%) and Welsh (12.6%). Based on this small sample, the Australian pigs sampled retained significant heterozygosity and can be regarded as a distinct population to the sampled European breeds.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: AAABG 2017: 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Townsville, Australia, 2nd - 5th July, 2017
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, v.22, p. 553-556
Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics (AAABG)
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
ISSN: 1328-3227
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 060408 Genomics
070201 Animal Breeding
060412 Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 310509 Genomics
300305 Animal reproduction and breeding
310506 Gene mapping
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 830308 Pigs
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 100410 Pigs
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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