V782 Animal Growth HMGA1

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Breed:  Berkshire, Landrace
Sample material:  Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Hair, Semen, Tissue


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The High Mobility Group AT-hook protein 1 (HMGA1) gene is involved in animal growth. The gene influences lean mass percentage, growth and back fat in several pig breeds.

The mutation to HMGA1 analysed in this test, designated as the NaeI mutation, haseen specifically associated with one or more measures of fat deposition in multiple pig breeds. This can allow producers to select for leaner or fatter pigs.


Chromosome: 7

Gene: HMGA1

Mode of Inheritance: Multifactorial

Also known as: HMGA1

Organ: Multiple systems


Year published: 2004

Clinical Features

Results suggest that the HMGA1 locus contains one or more causative mutations for variation in fat mass in pigs by influencing adipocytic cell growth and differentiation, leading to obesity phenotypes.

Additional information

Meat quality is based on many factors. It is influenced by postmortem tenderization, which is a complex structural and functional process that depends on species, genetic background, metabolic status of the animal antemortem, the protein complement of the muscle, and environmental factors.


Pubmed: 15687400