We genotyped single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 5 cathepsin or cystatin genes (cathepsin F, CTSF; cathepsin L, CTSL; cathepsin S, CTSS; cathepsin Z, CTSZ; cystatin B, CSTB) in two groups of Italian Duroc pigs: the first group (n. 100) was chosen using a selective genotyping approach with extreme estimated breeding value (EBV) for visible intermuscular fat (VIF); the second group (n. 218) was made of performance-tested Duroc pigs not selected by any criteria. CTSL marker showed a tendency towards association (P < 0.10) with VIF (first group) and back fat thickness (BFT) and average daily gain (ADG; second group). In the second group, the CTSL polymorphism was associated with weight of lean cuts (LC; P < 0.05). Additive effects for all mentioned traits in the second group was significant (P < 0.05). The results we obtained in the Italian Duroc pigs confirmed the results and the direction of the effects already reported for the Italian Large White breed.

Association between polymorphisms in cathepsin and cystatin genes with meat production and carcass traits in Italian Duroc pigs: confirmation of the effects of a cathepsin L (CTSL) gene marker

FONTANESI, LUCA;SPERONI, CAMILLA;SCOTTI, EMILIO;DALL'OLIO, STEFANIA;DAVOLI, ROBERTA;RUSSO, VINCENZO
2012

Abstract

We genotyped single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 5 cathepsin or cystatin genes (cathepsin F, CTSF; cathepsin L, CTSL; cathepsin S, CTSS; cathepsin Z, CTSZ; cystatin B, CSTB) in two groups of Italian Duroc pigs: the first group (n. 100) was chosen using a selective genotyping approach with extreme estimated breeding value (EBV) for visible intermuscular fat (VIF); the second group (n. 218) was made of performance-tested Duroc pigs not selected by any criteria. CTSL marker showed a tendency towards association (P < 0.10) with VIF (first group) and back fat thickness (BFT) and average daily gain (ADG; second group). In the second group, the CTSL polymorphism was associated with weight of lean cuts (LC; P < 0.05). Additive effects for all mentioned traits in the second group was significant (P < 0.05). The results we obtained in the Italian Duroc pigs confirmed the results and the direction of the effects already reported for the Italian Large White breed.
Fontanesi L.; Speroni C.; Buttazzoni L.; Scotti E.; Dall’Olio S.; Davoli R.; Russo V.
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