Gene expression profiles in testis of pigs with extreme high and low levels of androstenone

Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Documents

DOI

  • Maren Moe, The Norwegian Pig Breeders Association (NORSVIN), Norway
  • Theo Meuwissen, Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
  • Sigbjørn Lien, Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
  • Christian Bendixen
  • Xuefei Wang, Denmark
  • Lene Conley
  • Ingunn Berget, Centre for Intgrative Genetics (CIGENE) Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
  • Håvard Tajet, The Norwegian Pig Breeders Association (NORSVIN), Norway
  • Eli Grindflek, The Norwegian Pig Breeders Association (NORSVIN), Norway
  • Department of Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Molekylær Genetik og Systembiologi
Boar taint is a major obstacle when using uncastrated male pigs for swine production. One of the main compounds causing this taint is androstenone, a pheromone produced in porcine testis. Here we use microarrays to study the expression of thousands of genes simultaneously in testis of high and low androstenone boars. The study allows identification of genes and pathways associated with elevated androstenone levels
Original languageEnglish
JournalB M C Genomics
Volume8
Issue405
Pages (from-to)1-37
ISSN1471-2164
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2007

See relations at Aarhus University Citationformats

Download statistics

No data available

ID: 769457