Identification of 10 882 porcine microsatellite sequences and virtual mapping of 4528 of these sequences



This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Corrigendum Volume 40, Issue 1, 126, Article first published online: 19 January 2009

P. Karlskov-Mortensen, Department of Animal and Veterinary Basic Sciences, Division of Genetics, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.


A total of 10 882 porcine microsatellite repeats were identified in genomic shotgun sequences from the Sino-Danish Pig Genome Sequencing Consortium ( Of these, 4528 microsatellites were placed on a pig–human comparative map by blast analysis of porcine sequences against the human genome (blast cut-off threshold =1 × 10−5). All microsatellite sequences placed on the comparative map are accessible at These sequences increase the number of identified microsatellites in the porcine genome by several orders of magnitude. They are a new resource of microsatellite sequences for generating markers to be used in linkage studies and in fine mapping and positional cloning of quantitative trait loci.