Susceptibility to Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae

completed research project

Contact: Prof. Tosso Leeb

Within the German research network "Development of genetic markers for immune defence and resistance in the porcine respiratory tract (IRAS)" funded by the BMBF FUGATO initiative, we investigated candidate genes for their association to disease resistance. The research network provided us with exactly phenotyped animals, which were experimentally infected under standardized conditions. Our subproject comprised the characterization and marker development of the candidate genes, genotyping of phenotyped pigs with the developed markers, and the implementation of association studies with respect to various immune defense-related traits.