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Companion articles for the publication of the swine genome

This cross-journal collection of articles consists of companion articles to the publication of the swine genome sequence by theInternational Swine Genome Sequencing Consortium.

  1. Research article

    Structured RNAs and synteny regions in the pig genome

    Annotating mammalian genomes for noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) is nontrivial since far from all ncRNAs are known and the computational models are resource demanding. Currently, the human genome holds the best mammal...

    Christian Anthon, Hakim Tafer, Jakob H Havgaard, Bo Thomsen, Jakob Hedegaard, Stefan E Seemann, Sachin Pundhir, Stephanie Kehr, Sebastian Bartschat, Mathilde Nielsen, Rasmus O Nielsen, Merete Fredholm, Peter F Stadler and Jan Gorodkin

    BMC Genomics 2014 15:459

    Published on: 10 June 2014

  2. Research article

    SNPs detection in DHPS-WDR83overlapping genes mapping on porcine chromosome 2 in a QTL region for meat pH

    The pH is an important parameter influencing technological quality of pig meat, a trait affected by environmental and genetic factors. Several quantitative trait loci associated to meat pH are described on Pig...

    Paolo Zambonelli, Roberta Davoli, Mila Bigi, Silvia Braglia, Luigi Francesco De Paolis, Luca Buttazzoni, Maurizio Gallo and Vincenzo Russo

    BMC Genetics 2013 14:99

    Published on: 8 October 2013

  3. Research article

    Structural and functional annotation of the porcine immunome

    The domestic pig is known as an excellent model for human immunology and the two species share many pathogens. Susceptibility to infectious disease is one of the major constraints on swine performance, yet the...

    Harry D Dawson, Jane E Loveland, Géraldine Pascal, James GR Gilbert, Hirohide Uenishi, Katherine M Mann, Yongming Sang, Jie Zhang, Denise Carvalho-Silva, Toby Hunt, Matthew Hardy, Zhiliang Hu, Shu-Hong Zhao, Anna Anselmo, Hiroki Shinkai, Celine Chen…

    BMC Genomics 2013 14:332

    Published on: 15 May 2013

  4. Research article

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

    Carcass fatness is an important trait in most pig breeding programs. Following market requests, breeding plans for fresh pork consumption are usually designed to reduce carcass fat content and increase lean me...

    Luca Fontanesi, Giuseppina Schiavo, Giuliano Galimberti, Daniela Giovanna Calò, Emilio Scotti, Pier Luigi Martelli, Luca Buttazzoni, Rita Casadio and Vincenzo Russo

    BMC Genomics 2012 13:583

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  5. Research article

    Large-scale sequencing based on full-length-enriched cDNA libraries in pigs: contribution to annotation of the pig genome draft sequence

    Along with the draft sequencing of the pig genome, which has been completed by an international consortium, collection of the nucleotide sequences of genes expressed in various tissues and determination of ent...

    Hirohide Uenishi, Takeya Morozumi, Daisuke Toki, Tomoko Eguchi-Ogawa, Lauretta A Rund and Lawrence B Schook

    BMC Genomics 2012 13:581

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  6. Research

    The sequence and analysis of a Chinese pig genome

    The pig is an economically important food source, amounting to approximately 40% of all meat consumed worldwide. Pigs also serve as an important model organism because of their similarity to humans at the anat...

    Xiaodong Fang, Yulian Mou, Zhiyong Huang, Yong Li, Lijuan Han, Yanfeng Zhang, Yue Feng, Yuanxin Chen, Xuanting Jiang, Wei Zhao, Xiaoqing Sun, Zhiqiang Xiong, Lan Yang, Huan Liu, Dingding Fan, Likai Mao…

    GigaScience 2012 1:16

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  7. Research article

    A high density recombination map of the pig reveals a correlation between sex-specific recombination and GC content

    The availability of a high-density SNP genotyping chip and a reference genome sequence of the pig (Sus scrofa) enabled the construction of a high-density linkage map. A high-density linkage map is an essential to...

    Flavie Tortereau, Bertrand Servin, Laurent Frantz, Hendrik-Jan Megens, Denis Milan, Gary Rohrer, Ralph Wiedmann, Jonathan Beever, Alan L Archibald, Lawrence B Schook and Martien AM Groenen

    BMC Genomics 2012 13:586

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  8. Research article

    The complete swine olfactory subgenome: expansion of the olfactory gene repertoire in the pig genome

    Insects and animals can recognize surrounding environments by detecting thousands of chemical odorants. Olfaction is a complicated process that begins in the olfactory epithelium with the specific binding of v...

    Dinh Truong Nguyen, Kyooyeol Lee, Hojun Choi, Min-kyeung Choi, Minh Thong Le, Ning Song, Jin-Hoi Kim, Han Geuk Seo, Jae-Wook Oh, Kyungtae Lee, Tae-Hun Kim and Chankyu Park

    BMC Genomics 2012 13:584

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  9. Research article

    Genome-level identification, gene expression, and comparative analysis of porcine β-defensin genes

    Beta-defensins (β-defensins) are innate immune peptides with evolutionary conservation across a wide range of species and has been suggested to play important roles in innate immune reactions against pathogens...

    Min-Kyeung Choi, Minh Thong Le, Dinh Truong Nguyen, Hojun Choi, Won Kim, Jin-Hoi Kim, Jungwan Chun, Jiyeon Hyeon, Kunho Seo and Chankyu Park

    BMC Genetics 2012 13:98

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  10. Research article

    Development of a genetic tool for product regulation in the diverse British pig breed market

    The application of DNA markers for the identification of biological samples from both human and non-human species is widespread and includes use in food authentication. In the food industry the financial incen...

    Samantha Wilkinson, Alan L Archibald, Chris S Haley, Hendrik-Jan Megens, Richard PMA Crooijmans, Martien AM Groenen, Pamela Wiener and Rob Ogden

    BMC Genomics 2012 13:580

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  11. Research article

    High-resolution autosomal radiation hybrid maps of the pig genome and their contribution to the genome sequence assembly

    The release of the porcine genome sequence offers great perspectives for Pig genetics and genomics, and more generally will contribute to the understanding of mammalian genome biology and evolution. The proces...

    Bertrand Servin, Thomas Faraut, Nathalie Iannuccelli, Diana Zelenika and Denis Milan

    BMC Genomics 2012 13:585

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  12. Research article

    A gene expression atlas of the domestic pig

    This work describes the first genome-wide analysis of the transcriptional landscape of the pig. A new porcine Affymetrix expression array was designed in order to provide comprehensive coverage of the known pi...

    Tom C Freeman, Alasdair Ivens, J Kenneth Baillie, Dario Beraldi, Mark W Barnett, David Dorward, Alison Downing, Lynsey Fairbairn, Ronan Kapetanovic, Sobia Raza, Andru Tomoiu, Ramiro Alberio, Chunlei Wu, Andrew I Su, Kim M Summers, Christopher K Tuggle…

    BMC Biology 2012 10:90

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  13. Review

    Completion of the swine genome will simplify the production of swine as a large animal biomedical model

    Anatomic and physiological similarities to the human make swine an excellent large animal model for human health and disease.

    Eric M Walters, Eckhard Wolf, Jeffery J Whyte, Jiude Mao, Simone Renner, Hiroshi Nagashima, Eiji Kobayashi, Jianguo Zhao, Kevin D Wells, John K Critser, Lela K Riley and Randall S Prather

    BMC Medical Genomics 2012 5:55

    Published on: 15 November 2012