Tracking pigs from farm to fork using SNP genotyping

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Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP) is used as an alternative genetic biallelic biomarker to identify and track farm pigs by automated high throughput screening method. SNP markers are needed to obtain the statistical confidence in the unique genotype similar to microsatellite markers and provide 40 to 50 segregating SNPs in a tested pig population. 96 SNP markers are developed to provide information for the individual pig identification within the tested breeds with a lesser probability of two animals sharing exactly the same aggregate SNP genotype. The genetic identification of individual pigs is complemented with implanted microchips that electronically provides information of animal's origin. SNP analysis is fully automated and is implemented to record pig samples and record the data on computer with absolute confidence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-43
JournalFood Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2007


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