Evidence for a Major QTL Associated with Host Response to PRRS Virus Challenge

Experimental Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus challenge resulted in an immune response with a strong genetic component, according to researchers based in the US and New Zealand. They also found that a Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) on chromosome 4 explains a substantial proportion of the genetic variance they observed.
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