Breeding Physiology

Development of a Resource Family to Identify Genes for Meat Quality Traits in the Pig

Authors
  • Max F. Rothschild (Iowa State University)
  • Lauren L. Christian (Iowa State University)
  • Thomas J. Baas (Iowa State University)

Abstract

A three-generation resource family was initiated from a cross of Berkshire grand sires and Yorkshire grand dams. This family has now progressed to breeding F1 animals to produce 500 F2 animals. This family will be eventually used for a genome wide scan to study meat quality traits. It is hoped that genes influencing meat and muscle quality will be identified for use in future breeding programs.

Keywords: ASL R1376

How to Cite:

Rothschild, M. F., Christian, L. L. & Baas, T. J., (1997) “Development of a Resource Family to Identify Genes for Meat Quality Traits in the Pig”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 1997
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