Articles | Volume 60, issue 2
Arch. Anim. Breed., 60, 51–59, 2017
Arch. Anim. Breed., 60, 51–59, 2017

Original study 05 Apr 2017

Original study | 05 Apr 2017

Genome-wide QTL mapping results for regional DXA body composition and bone mineral density traits in pigs

Sophie Rothammer et al.

Related authors

“Sex” and body region effects on bone mineralization in male pigs
Maren Bernau, Juliane Schrott, Sebastian Schwanitz, Lena Sophie Kreuzer, and Armin Manfred Scholz
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 103–111,,, 2020
Short summary
Prediction of body composition in mirror carp (Cyprinus carpio) by using linear measurements in vivo and computed tomography post-mortem
Paula Maas, Beata Grzegrzółka, Philipp Kreß, Martin Oberle, Michael Judas, and Prisca Valerie Kremer-Rücker
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 69–80,,, 2020
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Quantitative genetics and estimation of breeding value | Animal: Pigs
Improvement of the in vitro fertilization and embryo development using frozen–thawed spermatozoa of microminipigs
Zhao Namula, Yasuhiro Isumi, Yoko Sato, Quynh Anh Le, Qingyi Lin, Koki Takebayashi, Maki Hirata, Fuminori Tanihara, Chommanart Thongkittidilok, and Takeshige Otoi
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 265–271,,, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Alam, I., Carr, L. G., Liang, T., Liu, Y., Edenberg, H. J., Econs, M. J., and Turner, C. H.: Identification of genes influencing skeletal phenotypes in congenic P/NP rats, J. Bone Miner. Res., 25, 1314–1325,, 2010.
Ames, S. K., Ellis, K. J., Gunn, S. K., Copeland, K. C., and Abrams, S. A.: Vitamin D receptor gene Fok1 polymorphism predicts calcium absorption and bone mineral density in children, J. Bone Miner. Res., 14, 740–746,, 1999.
Arlot, M. E., Sornay-Rendu, E., Garnero, P., Vey-Marty, B., and Delmas, P. D.: Apparent pre- and postmenopausal bone loss evaluated by DXA at different skeletal sites in women: the OFELY cohort, J. Bone Miner. Res., 12, 683–690,, 1997.
Beamer, W. G., Shultz, K. L., Donahue, L. R., Churchill, G. A., Sen, S., Wergedal, J. R., Baylink, D. J., and Rosen, C. J.: Quantitative trait loci for femoral and lumbar vertebral bone mineral density in C57BL/6J and C3H/HeJ inbred strains of mice, J. Bone Miner. Res., 16, 1195–1206,, 2001.
Bian, Y. and Holland, J. B.: Ensemble Learning of QTL Models Improves Prediction of Complex Traits, G3 (Bethesda), 5, 2073–2084,, 2015.
Short summary
In a previous mapping study including body composition and bone mineral traits obtained by DXA scans, QTL for bone mineral traits were rare. This study aimed to clarify if the mapping results were influenced by the analysed body regions. Hence, analyses were repeated using the same material (551 pigs) and methods but two manually defined body regions instead of the initial whole-body setting. Our results show an overall high consistency of mapping results especially for body composition traits.