Alignment of the PiGMaP and USDA linkage maps of porcine chromosomes 3 and 9

Anim Genet. 1996 Oct;27(5):355-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.1996.tb00978.x.


The European Pig Gene Mapping Project (PiGMaP) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) porcine linkage maps for chromosomes 3 and 9 have been aligned by typing three USDA microsatellites from chromosome 3 and five from chromosome 9 on the PiGMaP reference families. Using the CRIMAP linkage analysis package, revised multipoint linkage maps were constructed for chromosome 3 and 9. Inclusion of these USDA markers in the multipoint analysis resulted in an increase in length of 47% and 33% respectively for these two PiGMaP linkage groups. This increase in size is mainly the result of extension of the ends of both linkage groups.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chromosome Mapping*
  • Europe
  • Female
  • Genetic Linkage*
  • Genetic Markers
  • Genome*
  • Male
  • Sex Characteristics
  • Swine / genetics*
  • United States
  • United States Department of Agriculture


  • Genetic Markers