We genotyped single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 5 cathepsin or cystatin genes (cathepsin F, CTSF; cathepsin L, CTSL; cathepsin S, CTSS; cathepsin Z, CTSZ; cystatin B, CSTB) in two groups of Italian Duroc pigs: the first group (n. 100) was chosen using a selective genotyping approach with extreme estimated breeding value (EBV) for visible intermuscular fat (VIF); the second group (n. 218) was made of performance-tested Duroc pigs not selected by any criteria. CTSL marker showed a tendency towards association (P < 0.10) with VIF (first group) and back fat thickness (BFT) and average daily gain (ADG; second group). In the second group, the CTSL polymorphism was associated with weight of lean cuts (LC; P < 0.05). Additive effects for all mentioned traits in the second group was significant (P < 0.05). The results we obtained in the Italian Duroc pigs confirmed the results and the direction of the effects already reported for the Italian Large White breed.
|Autori:||Fontanesi, L.;Speroni, C.;Buttazzoni, L.;Scotti, E.;Dall’Olio, S.;Davoli, R.;Russo, V.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Titolo:||Association between polymorphisms in cathepsin and cystatin genes with meat production and carcass traits in Italian Duroc pigs: confirmation of the effects of a cathepsin L (CTSL) gene marker|
|Rivista:||MOLECULAR BIOLOGY REPORTS|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|