Effect of MYOG genotypes on growth rate and production traits in Hungarian large white pigs

Istvan Anton, A. Zsolnai, I. Komlósi, A. Király, L. Fésüs

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The effect of the porcine myogenin (Myog) 3′ polymorphism on birth weight, growth rate, carcass weight, lean weight, lean meat percentage and backfat thickness has been investigated in Hungarian Large White pigs. MYOG genotypes were determined by PCR-RFLP assay. The obtained MYOGA frequency value was 0.6275. Due to the small number of BB piglets the effect of the MYOG genotypes on birth weight was not significant; however, an increasing tendency was observed from genotype AA to BB. The growth rate difference between MYOG genotypes was significant: BB animals showed the highest growth rate values during the fattening period. Since few results are available on the possible use of MYOG gene polymorphism in selection to improve carcass and growth traits, by this study the authors hope to provide additional data on this particular subject.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-397
Number of pages5
JournalActa veterinaria Hungarica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 29 2006



  • Carcass traits
  • Growth rate
  • Myogenin
  • Pig

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  • veterinary(all)

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