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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. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2014 15:459

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  2. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:99

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  3. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2013 14:332

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Sex chromosomes are subject to evolutionary pressures distinct from the remainder of the genome, shaping their structure and sequence content. We are interested in the sex chromosomes of domestic pigs (Sus scrofa

    Authors: Benjamin M Skinner, Kim Lachani, Carole A Sargent and Nabeel A Affara

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:3

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2012 13:583

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  6. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: GigaScience 2012 1:16

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2012 13:586

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2012 13:584

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The pig is a biomedical model to study human and livestock traits. Many of these traits are controlled by neuropeptides that result from the cleavage of prohormones by prohormone convertases. Only 45 prohormon...

    Authors: Kenneth I Porter, Bruce R Southey, Jonathan V Sweedler and Sandra L Rodriguez-Zas

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2012 13:582

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2012 13:98

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2012 13:580

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2012 13:585

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: BMC Biology 2012 10:90

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  14. Content type: Review

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

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2012 5:55

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2012 13:581

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  16. Content type: Research article

    About 9% of the offspring of a clinically healthy Piétrain boar named ‘Campus’ showed a progressive postural tremor called Campus syndrome (CPS). Extensive backcross experiments suggested a dominant mode of in...

    Authors: Leonardo Murgiano, Imke Tammen, Barbara Harlizius and Cord Drögemüller

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2012 13:99

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