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A genome wide association study for backfat thickness in Italian Large White pigs highlights new regions affecting fat deposition including neuronal genes

Luca Fontanesi12*, Giuseppina Schiavo12, Giuliano Galimberti3, Daniela Giovanna Calò3, Emilio Scotti1, Pier Luigi Martelli24, Luca Buttazzoni5, Rita Casadio24 and Vincenzo Russo1

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1 Department of Agricultural and Food Science and Technology, University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 46, Bologna, 40127, Italy

2 Centre for Genome Biology, University of Bologna, Bologna, 40126, Italy

3 Department of Statistical Sciences “Paolo Fortunati”, University of Bologna, Via delle Belle Arti 41, Bologna, 40126, Italy

4 Biocomputing Group, Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Science, University of Bologna, Via San Giacomo, Bologna, 40126, Italy

5 Consiglio per la Ricerca e la Sperimentazine in Agricoltura, Centro di Ricerca per la Produzione delle Carni e il Miglioramento Genetico (CRA-PCM), Via Salaria 31, Monterotondo Scalo, Roma, 00015, Italy

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BMC Genomics 2012, 13:583  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-583

Published: 15 November 2012

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Additional file 1:

Table S1. Suggestively significant SNPs (5.0E-07< P≤5.0E-05), their chromosome positions and their closest genes in Sscrofa10.2 (Pre-Ensembl). Notes are the same as those reported for Table 1.

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Figure S1. Two-dimensional graphical representation of relatedness among animals based on a multidimensional scaling representation of pedigree-based kinship matrix. Different symbols are used to denote pigs with positive or negative backfat thickness estimated breeding values.

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