Submitted to: Animal Genetics
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: November 27, 1995
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: The total nuclear DNA (also called a genome) of pigs is made up of 19 pairs of chromosomes. This manuscript describes the isolation and characterization of 414 genetic markers derived from pigs which have been placed on a genetic map of the pig genome. A genetic map is a linear array of markers that can be used to define regions of the genome associated with factors (genes) which influence the economic performance of pigs.
Technical Abstract: We report the sequences, sizes, and number of alleles of 414 new porcine microsatellites that were cloned in our laboratory and 21 microsatellites derived from GenBank DNA sequences. We also confirm the usefulness of porcine microsatellite primer pairs derived from short interdispersed elements.