Location: Animal Parasitic Diseases
Project Number: 8042-32000-098-16
Start Date: Jan 28, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2014
ARS has led the PRRS Host Genetics Consortium (PHGC) project to identify genetic determinants of resistance/susceptibility of commercial swine to porcine respiratory and the reproductive syndrome virus (PRRSV) infection and associated growth effects. ARS will use National Pork Board funds to perform research on PRRS viral persistence and immune factors correlated with long term viral persistence. The Iowa State Univ. cooperator has expertise in maintaining relational databases for the National Animal Genome Research Program termed NRSP8.