SNP-finding in pig mitochondrial ESTs

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The Sino-Danish pig genome project produced 685 851 ESTs (Gorodkin et al. 2007), of which 41 499 originated from the mitochondrial genome. In this study, the mitochondrial ESTs were assembled, and 374 putative SNPs were found. Chromatograms for the ESTs containing SNPs were manually inspected, and 112 total (52 non-synonymous) SNPs were found to be of high confidence (five of them are close to disease-causing SNPs in humans). Nine of the high-confidence SNPs were tested experimentally, and eight were confirmed. The SNPs can be accessed online at
Original languageEnglish
JournalAnimal Genetics
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)193-195
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Research areas

  • Former LIFE faculty - expressed sequence tags, mitochondrial, pig, single nucleotide polymorphisms

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