Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pig Genes

There's an article about a new discovery of a gene that determines how lean and muscular pigs are.

The article states incorrectly, "Domestic pigs develop more muscle and store less fat than their wild ancestor, the wild boar."

Although it is true in general that domestic pigs are leaner and more muscular than wild boar, lard-type breeds like the Mangalitsa, which are domesticated, are quicker growing and more lardy than their wild boar ancestors.

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