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Genetics. Jan 1994; 136(1): 231–245.
PMCID: PMC1205775

A Microsatellite Linkage Map of the Porcine Genome


We report the most extensive genetic linkage map for a livestock species produced to date. We have linked 376 microsatellite (MS) loci with seven restriction fragment length polymorphic loci in a backcross reference population. The 383 markers were placed into 24 linkage groups which span 1997 cM. Seven additional MS did not fall into a linkage group. Linkage groups are assigned to 13 autosomes and the X chromosome (haploid n = 19). This map provides the basis for genetic analysis of quantitative inheritance of phenotypic and physiologic traits in swine.

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