Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institut für Agrar- und Gartenbauwissenschaften

Identification of genome variants influencing litter size in pigs


This project focuses on studying the effects of candidate gene variants on litter size and vitality in pigs.


Genetic variants in candidate genes, which are known to influence fertility from biological processes, might affect litter size in pigs.

Materials and Methods:

The relationship between genotypes and phenotypes will be assessed with association analyses.


We expect to find gene variants associated with fertility, which could be used as selection criteria.