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Research Article

A Missense Mutation in PPARD Causes a Major QTL Effect on Ear Size in Pigs

  • Jun Ren,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Animal Biotechnology of Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China

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  • Yanyu Duan,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Animal Biotechnology of Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China

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  • Ruimin Qiao,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Animal Biotechnology of Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China

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  • Fei Yao,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Animal Biotechnology of Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China

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  • Zhiyan Zhang,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Animal Biotechnology of Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China

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  • Bin Yang,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Animal Biotechnology of Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China

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  • Yuanmei Guo,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Animal Biotechnology of Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China

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  • Shijun Xiao,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Animal Biotechnology of Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China

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  • Rongxin Wei,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Animal Biotechnology of Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China

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  • Zixuan Ouyang,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Animal Biotechnology of Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China

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  • Nengshui Ding,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Animal Biotechnology of Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China

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  • Huashui Ai,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Animal Biotechnology of Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China

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  • Lusheng Huang mail

    Lushenghuang@hotmail.com

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Animal Biotechnology of Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China

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  • Published: May 05, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002043

About the Authors

Jun Ren, Yanyu Duan, Ruimin Qiao, Fei Yao, Zhiyan Zhang, Bin Yang, Yuanmei Guo, Shijun Xiao, Rongxin Wei, Zixuan Ouyang, Nengshui Ding, Huashui Ai, Lusheng Huang
Key Laboratory for Animal Biotechnology of Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China

Corresponding Author

Email: Lushenghuang@hotmail.com

Competing Interests

The Jiangxi Agricultural University has applied for a patent covering the use of markers for the PPARD mutation for marker-assisted selective breeding in pigs. LH, JR, YD, RQ, and FY are listed as inventors in this application.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LH JR. Performed the experiments: YD RQ FY RW. Analyzed the data: JR ZZ BY LH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YD YG SX ND ZO HA. Wrote the paper: JR LH.