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Large-scale genotyping by Topigs Norsvin

July 27, 2015

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Topigs Norsvin is currently genotyping around 40,000 animals with 60,000 genetic markers each. This large-scale genotyping is done to gain a better understanding of pig traits. Developments in the genotyping field are going fast so that it is also possible to get 660,000 genetic markers genotyped or even obtain the entire sequence of animals. Using information on core animals from our breeding programme we are now getting closer to really understanding traits by acquiring more information on the functioning of specific genes.