Genome-wide DNA methylation analysis reveals candidate epigenetic biomarkers of boar taint in pigs

Xiao Wang, M. Drag, Haja Kadarmideen

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Abstract

The offensive flavour of boar taint (BT) is primarily caused by the accumulation of skatole and androstenone in the noncastrated male pigs (Drag et al. 2017). Surgical castration is an effective solution but results in reduced leaner carcass values and increased urinary nitrogen, in addition to animal welfare concerns (European Commission, 2010)
Original languageEnglish
JournalAdvances in Animal Biosciences
Volume9
Issue numberSpecial issue
ISSN2040-4700
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event69th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 27 Aug 201831 Aug 2018

Conference

Conference69th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period27/08/201831/08/2018

Bibliographical note

Book of Abstracts of the 69th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science - ISBN: 978-90-8686-323-5

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