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FSHR Gene Mutation and Its Effect on Litter Size in Pigs

  • Zhang, Shujun (College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University) ;
  • Xiong, Yuanzhu (College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University) ;
  • Den, Changyan (College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University) ;
  • Xiao, Senmu (Wuhan Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine) ;
  • Xu, Jianxiang (Wuhan Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine) ;
  • Xia, Yu (Wuhan Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine) ;
  • Liu, Xiaohua (Wuhan Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine) ;
  • Wang, Chunfang (Wuhan Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine) ;
  • Sun, Shulin (Wuhan Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine)
  • Received : 2003.04.11
  • Accepted : 2003.10.25
  • Published : 2004.02.01

Abstract

The polymorphism of the locus FSHRB in intron6-Exon7 of FSHR gene was investigated by PCR-RFLPs in Erhualian, Large White and Landrace${\times}$Large White; The association of polymorphism and litter size was analyzed by using SAS. The results showed that 1) the polymorphism of the locus FSHRB was significantly associated with litter size; 2) the total born number (TBN) and number born alive (NBA) of the sows with BB genotype were increased (p<0.05) with additive effects of 1.02-1.42 and 1.04-1.27 pigs per litter, respectively; 3) among the sows with genotype AA, AB or BB, there was an insignificant difference in born weight and weaning weight. This gene may be an effective potential tool used in conjunction with traditional selection methods.

Keywords

FSHR Gene;Litter Size;Pig;Candidate Gene

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