Hal gene

Hal gene

determines the susceptibility of pigs to porcine stress syndrome and the risk for having pale exudative meat at slaughter.
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In heterozygosis (Nn) the hal gene produces lower carcass quality (BAND et al.
After retrieving the DNA sequence corresponding to the hal gene from GenBank (accession number M91456), the sequence was analyzed with the aid of the VectorNTI 10.
In pigs the Hal gene locates on chromosome 6 and contains 2 alleles: a normal allele (HalN) and a recessive mutant allele (Haln).
Unlike the Hal gene, the RN gene has an effect on the extent, but not the rate, of pH fall (pH 24 h <5.
A significant interaction between the Hal gene and the RN gene was demonstrated on porcine carcass and meat quality characteristics including subjective color, firmness, marbling scores, and for shear force (Hamilton et al.
Genotype frequency for RN and HAL gene in pigs killed in the slaughterhouse of Chihuahua, Mexico.
Most geneticists and industry leaders feel the mutated HAL gene should be eliminated from the pig herds of the world.
Pig breeders who use the HAL gene do so in a controlled manner.