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1. (WO2005017204) USE SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHSM IN THE CODING REGION OF THE PORCINE LEPTIN RECEPTOR GENE TO ENHANCE PORK PRODUCTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2005/017204    International Application No.:    PCT/US2004/023050
Publication Date: Fri Feb 25 00:59:59 CET 2005 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 17 01:59:59 CEST 2004
IPC: C12Q 1/68
Applicants: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
KOJIMA, Cheryl J.
DU, Fengxing
GROSZ, Michael, D.
BYATT, John, C.
Inventors: KOJIMA, Cheryl J.
DU, Fengxing
GROSZ, Michael, D.
BYATT, John, C.
Title: USE SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHSM IN THE CODING REGION OF THE PORCINE LEPTIN RECEPTOR GENE TO ENHANCE PORK PRODUCTION
Abstract:
The instant invention is drawn to the identification and use of information regarding one or more porcine leptin receptor (pLEPR) gene polymorphisms as a marker to identify animals to serve as breeding stock for enhanced pork production. One particular polymorphism of pLEPR gene results in either a methionine or a threonine amino acid residue at position 69 of the protein that the pLEPR genes encodes. The pLEPR gene is located on porcine chromosone 6 and have been shown to be associated with determination of daily feed intake, among other factors.