Submitted to: Mammalian Genome
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 12, 1995
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: A 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 68 genetic markers derived from pigs which have been placed on pig chromosomes and 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.
Two lambda phage and 66 cosmids containing informative porcine microsatellites were assigned to 17 of 18 porcine autosomes and the X Chromosome by fluorescence in situ hybridization. These assignments provide additional physically anchored markers to integrate the porcine physical and genetic maps.