Funding for this research was provided by:
Agricultural Research Service (project 8042-32000-102)
Genome Canada (Project 2014LSARP_8202)
Genome Prairie (Project 346143)
Genome Alberta (Administrative support)
PigGen Canada (Industry support)
Received: 27 July 2020
Accepted: 15 October 2020
First Online: 4 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All animal work was approved by the University of Saskatchewan’s Animal Research Ethics Board (Protocol # 20160023). Animals were purchased from a commercial company for this study.
: Not applicable.
: Dr. Joan Lunney, an author on this manuscript, is a member of the editorial board for the BMC Genomics journal.