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Control of Pig Reproduction VIII

Control of Pig Reproduction VIII

State of The Art in-omic Biology of Swine

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The role of gene discovery, QTL analyses and gene expression in reproductive traits in the pig

Onteru S.K. , Ross J.W. , Rothschild M.F.

The reproductive performance of the sow is one of the key factors affecting production profitability of the pig industry. Reproductive traits are in general, lowly heritable, and with reliable markers, they can be used to enhance current selection procedures for improvement of these traits. To find potential markers, large scale quantitative trait loci (QTL) and candidate gene studies have been conducted for reproductive traits. The present review discusses QTL and candi...

bp0018cpr11 | State of The Art in-omic Biology of Swine | CPR2009

Proteomic analysis of mammalian gametes and sperm-oocyte interactions

Sutovsky P.

Proteomic analysis occupies an increasingly important place in gamete and embryo biology as an independent tool of discovery and as a means of follow-up to transcriptional profiling. Proteomics have been and will be increasingly helpful in many areas of reproductive biology, including applied science and technology development. Areas likely to be impacted most rapidly by proteomic knowledge include fertility evaluation in male farm animals, male infertility diagnostics i...