We studied a Tuberculosis-endemic wild boar population to understand how host genetic variation influences TB dynamics

We studied a Tuberculosis-endemic wild boar population to understand how host genetic variation influences TB dynamics. We identified genetic markers and candidate genes linked to host genetic susceptibility to TB. In addition to TB-driven selection, our findings show the role of demographic events in shaping genomic variation in natural populations and how population crashes and drift may impact wild boar genetic susceptibility to TB.

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“Genome-wide associations identify novel candidate loci associated with genetic susceptibility to tuberculosis in wild boar” (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-20158-x)

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