OMIA:000874-9823 : Vertebrae, quantitative variation in Sus scrofa (pig)

In other species: ass (donkey) , sheep , domestic yak

Categories: Skeleton phene (incl. short stature & teeth)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: no

Cross-species summary: This phene was originally named 'Rib and vertebral number' in OMIA

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2021). OMIA:000874-9823: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2024 Khan, M.Z., Chen, W., Huang, B., Liu, X., Wang, X., Liu, Y., Chai, W., Wang, C. :
Advancements in genetic marker exploration for livestock vertebral traits with a focus on China. Animals (Basel) 14:594, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38396562. DOI: 10.3390/ani14040594.
Wang, Y., Wang, M., He, X., Dong, R., Liu, H., Yu, G. :
Detection and analysis of genes affecting the number of thoracic vertebrae in Licha Black pigs. Genes (Basel) 15:477, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38674411. DOI: 10.3390/genes15040477.
Yang, R., Jin, S., Fang, S., Yan, D., Zhang, H., Nie, J., Liu, J., Lv, M., Zhang, B., Dong, X. :
Genetic introgression from commercial European pigs to the indigenous Chinese Lijiang breed and associated changes in phenotypes. Genet Sel Evol 56:24, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38566006. DOI: 10.1186/s12711-024-00893-8.
2023 Liu, C., Hou, L., Zhao, Q., Zhou, W., Liu, K., Liu, Q., Zhou, T., Xu, B., Li, P., Huang, R. :
The selected genes NR6A1, RSAD2-CMPK2 and COL3A1 contribute to body size variation in Meishan pigs through different patterns. J Anim Sci , 2023. Pubmed reference: 37703114. DOI: 10.1093/jas/skad304.
2021 Johnsson, M., Jungnickel, M.K. :
Evidence for and localization of proposed causative variants in cattle and pig genomes. Genet Sel Evol 53:67, 2021. Pubmed reference: 34461824. DOI: 10.1186/s12711-021-00662-x.
Niu, N., Wang, H., Shi, G., Liu, X., Liu, H., Liu, Q., Yang, M., Wang, L., Zhang, L. :
Genome scanning reveals novel candidate genes for vertebral and teat number in the Beijing Black Pig. Anim Genet 52:734-8, 2021. Pubmed reference: 34192356. DOI: 10.1111/age.13111.
2019 Ribani, A., Utzeri, V.J., Geraci, C., Tinarelli, S., Djan, M., Veličković, N., Doneva, R., Dall'Olio, S., Nanni Costa, L., Schiavo, G., Bovo, S., Usai, G., Gallo, M., Radović, Č., Savić, R., Karolyi, D., Salajpal, K., Gvozdanović, K., Djurkin-Kušec, I., Škrlep, M., Čandek-Potokar, M., Ovilo, C., Fontanesi, L. :
Signatures of de-domestication in autochthonous pig breeds and of domestication in wild boar populations from MC1R and NR6A1 allele distribution. Anim Genet 50:166-171, 2019. Pubmed reference: 30741434. DOI: 10.1111/age.12771.
van Son, M., Lopes, M.S., Martell, H.J., Derks, M.F.L., Gangsei, L.E., Kongsro, J., Wass, M.N., Grindflek, E.H., Harlizius, B. :
A QTL for number of teats shows breed specific effects on number of vertebrae in pigs: Bridging the gap between molecular and quantitative genetics. Front Genet 10:272, 2019. Pubmed reference: 30972109. DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2019.00272.
2017 Rohrer, G.A., Nonneman, D.J. :
Genetic analysis of teat number in pigs reveals some developmental pathways independent of vertebra number and several loci which only affect a specific side. Genet Sel Evol 49:4, 2017. Pubmed reference: 28093083. DOI: 10.1186/s12711-016-0282-1.
2016 Yang, J., Huang, L., Yang, M., Fan, Y., Li, L., Fang, S., Deng, W., Cui, L., Zhang, Z., Ai, H., Wu, Z., Gao, J., Ren, J. :
Possible introgression of the VRTN mutation increasing vertebral number, carcass length and teat number from Chinese pigs into European pigs. Sci Rep 6:19240, 2016. Pubmed reference: 26781738. DOI: 10.1038/srep19240.
Zhang, L.C., Yue, J.W., Pu, L., Wang, L.G., Liu, X., Liang, J., Yan, H., Zhao, K.B., Li, N., Shi, H.B., Zhang, Y.B., Wang, L.X. :
Genome-wide study refines the quantitative trait locus for number of ribs in a Large White × Minzhu intercross pig population and reveals a new candidate gene. Mol Genet Genomics , 2016. Pubmed reference: 27307002. DOI: 10.1007/s00438-016-1220-1.
2015 Rohrer, G.A., Nonneman, D.J., Wiedmann, R.T., Schneider, J.F. :
A study of vertebra number in pigs confirms the association of vertnin and reveals additional QTL. BMC Genet 16:129, 2015. Pubmed reference: 26518887. DOI: 10.1186/s12863-015-0286-9.
2013 Fan, Y., Xing, Y., Zhang, Z., Ai, H., Ouyang, Z., Ouyang, J., Yang, M., Li, P., Chen, Y., Gao, J., Li, L., Huang, L., Ren, J. :
A further look at porcine chromosome 7 reveals VRTN variants associated with vertebral number in Chinese and Western pigs. PLoS One 8:e62534, 2013. Pubmed reference: 23638110. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062534.
2012 Ren, D.R., Ren, J., Ruan, G.F., Guo, Y.M., Wu, L.H., Yang, G.C., Zhou, L.H., Li, L., Zhang, Z.Y., Huang, L.S. :
Mapping and fine mapping of quantitative trait loci for the number of vertebrae in a White Duroc × Chinese Erhualian intercross resource population. Anim Genet 43:545-51, 2012. Pubmed reference: 22497517. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2011.02313.x.
2011 Mikawa, S., Sato, S., Nii, M., Morozumi, T., Yoshioka, G., Imaeda, N., Yamaguchi, T., Hayashi, T., Awata, T. :
Identification of a second gene associated with variation in vertebral number in domestic pigs. BMC Genet 12:5, 2011. Pubmed reference: 21232157. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2156-12-5.
2000 Wada, Y., Akita, T., Awata, T., Furukawa, T., Sugai, N., Inage, Y., Ishii, K., Ito, Y., Kobayashi, E., Kusumoto, H., Matsumoto, T., Mikawa, S., Miyake, M., Murase, A., Shimanuki, S., Sugiyama, T., Uchida, Y., Yanai, S., Yasue, H. :
Quantitative trait loci (QTL) analysis in a Meishan x Göttingen cross population. Anim Genet 31:376-84, 2000. Pubmed reference: 11167524. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2052.2000.00696.x.
1982 Ollivier, L., Sellier, P. :
Pig genetics: a review Annales de Genetique et de Selection Animale 14:481-544, 1982.
1962 Fredeen, H.T., Newman, J.A. :
Rib and vertebral numbers in swine. II. Genetic aspects Canadian Journal of Animal Science 42:240-251, 1962.
Fredeen, H.T., Newman, J.A. :
Rib and vertebral numbers in swine. I. Variation observed in a large population Canadian Journal of Animal Science 42:232-239, 1962.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 20 Aug 2020
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 08 Aug 2021