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Background: Previous studies in the Norwegian pig breeds Landrace and Duroc have revealed a QTL for levels of skatole located in the region 74.7-80.5 Mb on SSC7. Skatole is one of the main components causing boar taint, which gives an undesirable smell and taste to the pig meat when heated....

Author(s)
Son, M. van; Kent, M. P.; Grove, H.; Rahul Agarwal; Hamland, H.; Lien, S.; Grindflek, E.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Genetics, 2017, 18, 85, pp (11 October 2017)
Abstract

Testicular XX disorder of sex development (XX DSD, SRY-negative), causing sterility, is quite frequently diagnosed in pig populations, however, its molecular background is still unknown. This disorder may affect carcass quality (boar taint) due to the presence of testicular tissue in animals with...

Author(s)
Stachowiak, M.; Szczerbal, I.; Nowacka-Woszuk, J.; Jackowiak, H.; Sledzinski, P.; Iskrzak, P.; Dzimira, S.; Switonski, M.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2017, 203, pp 48-53
Abstract

Castration of male pigs is a common practice used to reduce boar taint in commercial pork production, but it also significantly results in fat accumulation in carcass. Our previous study revealed a miRNA gene, ssc-miR-7134-3p that was implicated in adipogenesis. However, the relationship between...

Author(s)
Wang KeJun; Li WenTing; Bai Ying; Yang WanJie; Ling Yao; Fang MeiYing
Publisher
Ivyspring International Publisher Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia
Citation
International Journal of Biological Sciences, 2017, 13, 2, pp 189-197
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Androstenone and skatole are the two main components causing the so-called boar taint as well as the unpleasant taste of pork meat from boars. These substances increasingly accumulate in the adipose tissue after reaching sexual maturity. For this reason, boars are less frequently used for pork...

Author(s)
Zadinová, K.; Stupka, R.; Stratil, A.; Čítek, J.; Vehovsky, K.; Urbanová, D.
Publisher
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Jastrzebiec, Poland
Citation
Animal Science Papers and Reports, 2016, 34, 2, pp 107-127
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In pig breeding schemes, the traits of interest are measured in the grandparent or parent populations on purebred animals. However, the progress in these pure breeds should be expressed in the crossbred offspring. It is generally expected that the genetic relationships between traits measured on...

Author(s)
Larzul, C.; Mercat, M. J.; Blanchet, B.; Parois, S.; Prunier, A.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2016, 48, pp 287-288
Abstract

Genetic selection against boar taint, which is caused by high skatole and androstenone concentrations in fat, is a more acceptable alternative than is the current practice of castration. Genomic predictors offer an opportunity to overcome the limitations of such selection caused by the phenotype...

Author(s)
Lukić, B.; Pong-Wong, R.; Rowe, S. J.; Koning, D. J. de; Velander, I.; Haley, C. S.; Archibald, A. L.; Woolliams, J. A.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Genetics, 2015, 46, 6, pp 607-616
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Breeding intact boars is a promising alternative to the surgical castration of piglets. Genetic selection should make it possible to solve problems due to boar taint and aggressiveness. About 1600 Pietrain type (purebred) or Pietrain × Large White type (crossbred) boars were raised in a testing...

Author(s)
Parois, S.; Prunier, A.; Mercat, M. J.; Muller, N.; Merlot, E.; Larzul, C.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2015, 47, pp 49-50
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The objective of this study was to investigate the possibility of reducing the amount of androstenone and skatole in fat tissues of intact males using genetic markers. Fat samples were collected via biopsies or at the slaughter plant on a total of 3,474 boars. These animals were also genotyped for...

Author(s)
Maignel, L.; Jafarikia, M.; Squires, J.; Schenkel, F.; Wyss, S.; Fortin, F.; Berkel, W. van; Wolde, R. de; Sullivan, B.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2015, 47, pp 7-12
Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to perform a genome-wide association analyses (GWAS) for androstenone, skatole and indole in different Pietrain sire lines and compare the results with previous findings in purebred populations. Furthermore, the genetic relationship of androstenone and skatole...

Author(s)
Grosse-Brinkhaus, C.; Storck, L. C.; Frieden, L.; Neuhoff, C.; Schellander, K.; Looft, C.; Tholen, E.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Genetics, 2015, 16, 36, pp (09 April 2015)
Abstract

The Asp298Asn polymorphism of the melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) in pigs is known to affect economically important traits such as growth rate and backfat thickness. We have assessed the possible use of this polymorphism as a molecular marker to perform genetic selection toward lower boar taint...

Author(s)
Broeke, A. van den; Aluwé, M.; Tuyttens, F. A. M.; Ampe, B.; Vanhaecke, L.; Wauters, J.; Janssens, S.; Coussé, A.; Buys, N.; Millet, S.
Publisher
American Society of Animal Science, Savoy, USA
Citation
Journal of Animal Science, 2015, 93, 3, pp 934-943

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