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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2010

Epistatic QTL pairs associated with meat quality and carcass composition traits in a porcine Duroc x Pietrain population

Grosse-Brinkhaus, Christine; Jonas, Elisabeth; Buschbell, Heiko; phatsara, Chirawath; Tesfaye, Dawit; Juengst, Heinz; Looft, Christian; Schellander, Karl; Tholen, Ernst


Conclusions: Our findings demonstrate the significance of epistasis in pigs. We have revealed evidence for epistatic relationships between different chromosomal regions, confirmed known QTL loci and connected regions reported in other studies. Considering interactions between loci allowed us to identify several novel QTL and trait-specific relationships of loci within and across chromosomes.

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Genetics Selection Evolution
2010, Volume: 42, article number: 39

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    Animal and Dairy Science

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