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- Distl, O.
- Reproduction in domestic animals 2007 v.42 no.s2 pp. 10-16
- piglets, etc ; DNA; fecundity; genes; genetic markers; heritability; industry; litter size; marker-assisted selection; microarray technology; ovulation; quantitative trait loci; sows; swine breeds; uterus; Show all 15 Subjects
- ... Improvement in litter size has become of great interest in pig industry as good fecundity is directly related to a sow's productive life. Genetic regulation of litter size is complex and the main component traits so far defined are ovulation rate, embryonic survival, uterus capacity, foetal survival and pre-weaning losses. Improvements using concepts of the quantitative genetics let expect only sl ...