QTLs Associated with Resistance to Cardiomyopathy Syndrome in Atlantic Salmon
Solomon Boison, Jingwen Ding, Erica Leder, Bjarne Gjerde, Per Helge Bergtun, Ashie Norris, Matthew Baranski, Nicholas Robinson
Journal of Heredity | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2019
Cardiomyopathy syndrome (CMS) caused by piscine myocarditis virus is a major disease affecting the Norwegian Atlantic salmon industry. Three different populations of Atlantic salmon from the Mowi breeding program were used in this study. The first 2 populations (population 1 and 2) were naturally infected in a field outbreak, while the third population (population 3) went through a controlled challenged test. The aim of the study was to estimate the heritability, the genetic correlation between populations and perform genome-wide association analysis for resistance to this disease. Survival data from population 1 and 2 and heart atrium histology score data from population 3 was analyzed. A t..View full abstract
Awarded by Norwegian Research Council
This work was partly funded by the Norwegian Research Council, project number 254880.