Deciphering the regulation of porcine genes influencing growth, fatness and yield-related traits through genetical genomics

Deciphering the regulation of porcine genes influencing growth, fatness and yield-related traits... Genetical genomics approaches aim at identifying quantitative trait loci for molecular traits, also known as intermediate phenotypes, such as gene expression, that could link variation in genetic information to physiological traits. In the current study, an expression GWAS has been carried out on an experimental Iberian × Landrace backcross in order to identify the genomic regions regulating the gene expression of those genes whose expression is correlated with growth, fat deposition, and premium cut yield measures in pig. The analyses were conducted exploiting Porcine 60K SNP BeadChip genotypes and Porcine Expression Microarray data hybridized on mRNA from Longissimus dorsi muscle. In order to focus the analysis on productive traits and reduce the number of analyses, only those probesets whose expression showed significant correlation with at least one of the seven phenotypes of interest were selected for the eGWAS. A total of 63 eQTL regions were identified with effects on 36 different transcripts. Those eQTLs overlapping with phenotypic QTLs on SSC4, SSC9, SSC13, and SSC17 chromosomes previously detected in the same animal material were further analyzed. Moreover, candidate genes and SNPs were analyzed. Among the most promising results, a long non-coding RNA, ALDBSSCG0000001928, was identified, whose expression is correlated with premium cut yield. Association analysis and in silico sequence domain annotation support TXNRD3 polymorphisms as candidate to regulate ALDBSSCG0000001928 expression, which can be involved in the transcriptional regulation of surrounding genes, affecting productive and meat quality traits. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mammalian Genome Springer Journals

Deciphering the regulation of porcine genes influencing growth, fatness and yield-related traits through genetical genomics

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Life Sciences; Cell Biology; Animal Genetics and Genomics; Human Genetics
ISSN
0938-8990
eISSN
1432-1777
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00335-016-9674-3
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Abstract

Genetical genomics approaches aim at identifying quantitative trait loci for molecular traits, also known as intermediate phenotypes, such as gene expression, that could link variation in genetic information to physiological traits. In the current study, an expression GWAS has been carried out on an experimental Iberian × Landrace backcross in order to identify the genomic regions regulating the gene expression of those genes whose expression is correlated with growth, fat deposition, and premium cut yield measures in pig. The analyses were conducted exploiting Porcine 60K SNP BeadChip genotypes and Porcine Expression Microarray data hybridized on mRNA from Longissimus dorsi muscle. In order to focus the analysis on productive traits and reduce the number of analyses, only those probesets whose expression showed significant correlation with at least one of the seven phenotypes of interest were selected for the eGWAS. A total of 63 eQTL regions were identified with effects on 36 different transcripts. Those eQTLs overlapping with phenotypic QTLs on SSC4, SSC9, SSC13, and SSC17 chromosomes previously detected in the same animal material were further analyzed. Moreover, candidate genes and SNPs were analyzed. Among the most promising results, a long non-coding RNA, ALDBSSCG0000001928, was identified, whose expression is correlated with premium cut yield. Association analysis and in silico sequence domain annotation support TXNRD3 polymorphisms as candidate to regulate ALDBSSCG0000001928 expression, which can be involved in the transcriptional regulation of surrounding genes, affecting productive and meat quality traits.

Journal

Mammalian GenomeSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 10, 2016

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