|Cepica, S - INST ANIM PHYS & GENETICS|
|Masopust, M - INST ANIM PHYS & GENETICS|
Submitted to: Animal Genetics
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: September 23, 2001
Publication Date: February 1, 2002
Interpretive Summary: In an attempt to identify the gene on pig chromosome 4 which is responsible for QTL affecting growth and carcass length, we mapped a candidate gene named endoplasmic reticulum-resident type II transmembrane glycosyltransferase (EXT1). This gene has been shown to affect differentiation and growth of cells and was expected to map to chromosome 4 in the pig. EXT1 mapped to chromosome 4 position 41 cM in the MARC genetic map. While this gene did map to the targeted chromosome, its location on the chromosome excludes it from further consideration as a candidate gene for the identified growth and carcass length QTL.