A linkage map of the porcine genome from a large-scale White Duroc x Erhualian resource population and evaluation of factors affecting recombination rates

Y Guo, H Mao, J Ren, X Yan, Y Duan, G Yang, D Ren, Z Zhang, B Yang, J Ouyang, B Brenig, C Haley, L Huang

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A porcine genome linkage map composed of 194 microsatellite markers was constructed with a large-scale White Duroc x Erhualian resource population. The marker order on this linkage map was consistent with the USDA-MARC reference map except for two markers on SSC3, two markers on SSC13 and two markers on SSCX. The length of the sex-averaged map (2344.9 cM) was nearly the same as that of the USDA-MARC and NIAI map. Highly significant heterogeneity in recombination rates between sexes was observed. Except for SSC1 and SSC13, the female autosomes had higher average recombination rates than the male autosomes. Moreover, recombination rates in the pseudoautosomal region were greater in males than in females. These observations are consistent with those of previous reports. The recombination rates on each paternal and maternal chromosome of F(2) animals were calculated. Recombination rates were not significantly affected by the age (in days) or parity of the F(1) animals. However, recombination rates on paternal chromosomes were affected by the mating season of the F(1) animals. This could represent an effect of environmental temperature on spermatogenesis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-52
Number of pages6
JournalAnimal Genetics
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Animals
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Female
  • Genome
  • Male
  • Microsatellite Repeats
  • Recombination, Genetic
  • Sex Characteristics
  • Sus scrofa

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