Diagnostic assay for boar taint
McGivan, J. D. , Wood, J. D. , Whittington, F. M. , Doran (nee Udovikova), O. and Meat and Livestock Commission, N. A. (2002) Diagnostic assay for boar taint. Meat and Livestock Commission, McGivan, Wood, Whittington, Doran. PCT/GB2001/004245.
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(EN) The present invention discloses a link between the level of cytochrome P450 isoform P4502E1 and the level of skatole. A polynucleotide encoding the sequence for P4502E1 and a polynucleotide encoding the sequence for P4502E1 and a polynucleotide encoding the sequence for P4502E1 for one pig with high skatole is provided. An assay to identify pigs with a genetic predisposition is also provided.
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