Zhiquan Z. Wang

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Identifying functional gene variants and non-additive effects to enhance the power of genomic selection of purebred pigs for crossbred performance

2016/17-2019/20 • $408,000 • PI,CO
Genetically improving lean meat yield and pork quality is a key approach for the Canadian swine industry to enhance global competitiveness and overall profitability. Genomically enhanced estimated breeding values (GEBVs) are based on DNA marker genotypes and effects. GEBVs are used to increase...

Enhancing production in mink through advanced genomics

2018/19-2019/20 • $370,691 • PI,CO
Together, the mink industry in Canada and the United States add more than $4 billion to the North American economy each year, and $1 billion to the Canadian economy alone. The Canadian fur industry accounts for approximately 60,000 jobs across the country and North America is the fourth largest...

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