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Association between polymorphism in the FTO gene and growth and carcass traits in pig crosses

Věra Dvořáková12, Heinz Bartenschlager3, Antonín Stratil1*, Pavel Horák1, Roman Stupka2, Jaroslav Čítek2, Michal Šprysl2, Anna Hrdlicová1 and Hermann Geldermann3

Author Affiliations

1 Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 277 21 Liběchov, Czech Republic

2 Department of Animal Husbandry, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, 165 21 Prague, Czech Republic

3 Department of Animal Breeding and Biotechnology, University of Hohenheim, D-70593 Stuttgart, Germany

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Genetics Selection Evolution 2012, 44:13  doi:10.1186/1297-9686-44-13

Published: 17 April 2012

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Additional file 1:

Information on PCR and RFLP conditions for SNP analysis in FTO and three additional genes (RYR1, LIPE and TGFB1). The file shows PCR primers for FTO, RYR1, LIPE and TGFB1, amplicon sizes, MgCl2 concentrations, annealing temperatures, SNP types and restriction enzymes for RFLP analyses [15,36-39].

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Additional file 2:

Associations of the FTO polymorphism in combination with linked genes on SSC6 (RYR1, LIPE and TGFB1) with several traits analysed for the Meishan × Pietrain F2 pigs (different models used, including single- and multi-locus information). Proportions of genetic variance of the four genes (FTO, RYR1, LIPE and TGFB1) on selected traits evaluated by single- and multi-locus models are shown. (DOCX 28 kb).

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