Livestock genetics. Fat pigs can blame their genes

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Contrary to the predictions of some sceptics, livestock do have genes with significant effects on their economically important traits; isolating these genes should be facilitated by emerging maps of the pig genome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)728-30
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent biology : CB
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1994


  • Adipose Tissue
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animals
  • Body Composition
  • Breeding
  • Crosses, Genetic
  • Female
  • Genetic Markers
  • Litter Size
  • Male
  • Malignant Hyperthermia
  • Receptors, Estrogen
  • Species Specificity
  • Swine
  • Swine Diseases


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