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Influence of porcine coat colour genotypes on haematological parameters, piglet birth weight and body weight gain until weaning.
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PMID:  16130479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two F2 generations of an intercross between Hampshire boars and Hungarian Large White sows were produced to estimate the effects of the porcine KIT genotypes (II, Ii and ii) on quantitative and qualitative haematological indices, on piglet birth weight and growth performance until weaning. Piglets carrying the I allele had significantly fewer lymphocytes (p = 0.041) than the ii homozygotes, heterozygotes had measures between the two homozygotes. KIT genotypes did not influence white blood cells, red blood cells, haemoglobin and haematocrite. II genotype piglets were significantly lighter at birth than the ones carrying the recessive i allele, the effect of KIT genotypes on gain until weaning was not significant, but II piglets tended to gain less. The results of this study support the hypothesis of M. Johansson, H. Ellegren, L. Marklund, U. Gustavsson, E. Ringmar-Cederberg, K. Andersson, I. Edfors-Lilja and L. Andersson [(1992) Genomics, 14, 965] that the pleiotrophic effect of the porcine KIT mutations on haematopoietic cells must be mild.
L Fésüs; A Zsolnai; I Komlósi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of animal breeding and genetics = Zeitschrift für Tierzüchtung und Züchtungsbiologie     Volume:  122     ISSN:  0931-2668     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Anim. Breed. Genet.     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-31     Completed Date:  2005-11-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100955807     Medline TA:  J Anim Breed Genet     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Research Institute for Animal Breeding and Nutrition, Herceghalom, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight*
Blood Cell Count / veterinary
Body Weight
Crosses, Genetic
Hair Color / genetics*
Hematocrit / veterinary
Hemoglobins / metabolism
Linear Models
Sus scrofa / blood*,  genetics*,  growth & development*
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