Identification of 10 882 porcine microsatellite sequences and virtual mapping of 4528 of these sequences

Anim Genet. 2007 Aug;38(4):401-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2007.01609.x. Epub 2007 Jun 9.


A total of 10 882 porcine microsatellite repeats were identified in genomic shotgun sequences from the Sino-Danish Pig Genome Sequencing Consortium ( Of these, 4528 microsatellites were placed on a pig-human comparative map by blast analysis of porcine sequences against the human genome (blast cut-off threshold =1 x 10(-5)). All microsatellite sequences placed on the comparative map are accessible at These sequences increase the number of identified microsatellites in the porcine genome by several orders of magnitude. They are a new resource of microsatellite sequences for generating markers to be used in linkage studies and in fine mapping and positional cloning of quantitative trait loci.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Computational Biology
  • Genetic Linkage
  • Genetic Markers
  • Genome
  • Humans
  • Microsatellite Repeats*
  • Swine / genetics*


  • Genetic Markers