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Transcript profiling of candidate genes in testis of pigs exhibiting large differences in androstenone levels

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BMC Genetics ; Volume 11. p. 2010

Grindflek, Eli; Berget, Ingunn; Moe, Maren; Oeth, Paul; Lien, Sigbjørn

Conclusion: A large pig material of highly extreme androstenone levels is investigated. The current study contributes to the knowledge about which genes that is differentially expressed regard to the levels of androstenone in pigs. Results in this paper suggest that several genes are important in the regulation of androstenone level in boars and warrant further evaluation of the above mentioned candidate genes, including analyses in different breeds, identification of causal mutations and possible gene interactions.

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