Application of Breed-specific DNA Markers for the use of Identifying Major Pure Pig Breeds Maintained in Korea

대한민국내 주요 돼지 품종의 순종 식별을 위한 품종특이 DNA marker의 활용

  • Seo, B.Y. (Division of Applied Life Science, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Kim, J.H. (Division of Applied Life Science, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Park, E.W. (National Livestock Research Institute, R. D. A.) ;
  • Lim, H.T. (Division of Applied Life Science, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Cho, I.C. (National Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, R. D. A.) ;
  • Kim, B.W. (Division of Applied Life Science, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Oh, S.J. (National Livestock Research Institute, R. D. A.) ;
  • Cheong, I.C. (National Livestock Research Institute, R. D. A.) ;
  • Lee, J.G. (Division of Applied Life Science, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Jeon, J.T. (Division of Applied Life Science, Gyeongsang National University)
  • 서보영 (경상대학교 응용생명과학부) ;
  • 김재환 (경상대학교 응용생명과학부) ;
  • 박응우 (농촌진흥청 축산연구소) ;
  • 임현태 (경상대학교 응용생명과학부) ;
  • 조인철 (농촌진흥청 난지농업연구소) ;
  • 김병우 (경상대학교 응용생명과학부) ;
  • 오성종 (농촌진흥청 축산연구소) ;
  • 정일정 (농촌진흥청 축산연구소) ;
  • 이정규 (경상대학교 응용생명과학부) ;
  • 전진태 (경상대학교 응용생명과학부)
  • Published : 2004.10.31


This study was conducted for the identification of pure Landrace, Large White and Duroc breeds which are mainly maintained in Korea using DNA markers. We used known KIT and MC1R mutations, which were related coat color in pigs, and pig mitochondrial DNA variations. The KIT mutation was used to distinguish white and colored animals. Duroc breed could be discriminated from other colored breeds using the MC1R mutation N121D. Discriminating Landrace and Large White was possible using the l l-bp duplication of D-Ioop region and alternative initiation codon of ND2. In conclusion, identification of Landrace, Large White and Duroc breeds was might be possible using the procedure designed in this study.


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