Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia
On-line version ISSN 1806-9290
PAIXAO, Débora Martins et al. Detection of QTL for production traits on swine chromosomes 16, 17 and 18. R. Bras. Zootec. [online]. 2008, vol.37, n.10, pp. 1781-1787. ISSN 1806-9290. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-35982008001000010.
The objectives of this study were to map Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) in chromosomes 16, 17 and 18 and to associate their effects with performance traits in a F2 pig population developed by mating two Brazilian Piau sires with 18 crossbred dams (Landrace x Large White x Pietrain). The linkage map for this population was constructed after genotyping the animals for 11 microsatellite markers and scoring the genotype. Estimates of polymorphic information content (PIC) indicated that the microsatellite markers were appropriate for QTL analyses. Data were analyzed by interval mapping using the QTLEXPRESS program. New QTL were identified for teat number on SSC16, weight at 63 and 77 days of age on SSC17, weight at 21 days of age and slaughter age on SSC18. QTL already known in other populations were also identified for weight at 21 days of age on SSC16. The information of the significant QTL detected in this study is useful for future fine-mapping studies for identification of genes and to improve the knowledge about production traits in pig populations.
Keywords : F2 population; genomic analysis; pig production.