Swine

Sequencing the Pig Genome

Author
  • Max F. Rothschild (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Efforts are underway to sequence the pig genome. Such efforts include raising nearly $40 million dollars to fund the initial sequence map. The sequencing is supported by an international team of scientists and funding to date has been provided by a number of countries, universities, and industry groups including the Iowa Pork Producers Association, the National Pork Board and Iowa State University. Once the pig genome sequence is obtained it is expected that it will have a significant impact on both agriculture and human health.

Keywords: Animal Science

How to Cite:

Rothschild, M. F., (2005) “Sequencing the Pig Genome”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 2(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-1066

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Published on
01 Jan 2005
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