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Anim Genet. 2007 Aug;38(4):401-5. Epub 2007 Jun 9.

Identification of 10 882 porcine microsatellite sequences and virtual mapping of 4528 of these sequences.

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Department of Animal and Veterinary Basic Sciences, Division of Genetics, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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  • Anim Genet. 2009 Feb;40(1):126.


A total of 10 882 porcine microsatellite repeats were identified in genomic shotgun sequences from the Sino-Danish Pig Genome Sequencing Consortium ( Of these, 4528 microsatellites were placed on a pig-human comparative map by blast analysis of porcine sequences against the human genome (blast cut-off threshold =1 x 10(-5)). All microsatellite sequences placed on the comparative map are accessible at These sequences increase the number of identified microsatellites in the porcine genome by several orders of magnitude. They are a new resource of microsatellite sequences for generating markers to be used in linkage studies and in fine mapping and positional cloning of quantitative trait loci.

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