Benny Mote

Assistant Professor - Swine Extension SpecialistPhoto Benny Mote

A218j Animal Science Building

Phone: (402) 472-6033
Fax: (402) 472-6362

Mini CV


  • Iowa State University Animal Breeding and Genetics PhD 2008
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln Animal Science BS 2002

Professional Experience

  • 2015-Present Assistant Professor University of Nebraska-Lincoln Swine Extension Specialist
  • 2008-2015 Fast Genetics Molecular Geneticist


  • N.V.L. Serão, R.A. Kemp, B.E. Mote, J.C.S. Harding, P. Willson, S.C. Bishop, G.S. Plastow and J.C.M. Dekkers. 2014. Whole-Genome Scan and Validation of Regions Previously Associated with PRRS Antibody Response and Growth Rate using Gilts Under Health Challenge in Commercial Settings. . 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production.
  • Nikkilä, M. T., Stalder, K. J., Mote, B. E., Rothschild, M. F., Gunsett, F. C., Johnson, A. K., Karriker, L.A., Boggess, M.V., Serenius, T. V. (2013). Genetic parameters for growth, body composition, and structural soundness traits in commercial gilts. J. Anim. Sci, 91, 2034-2046.
  • Nikkilä, M. T., Stalder, K. J., Mote, B. E., Rothschild, M. F., Gunsett, F. C., Johnson, A. K., Karriker, L.A., Boggess, M.V., Serenius, T. V. (2013). Genetic associations for gilt growth, compositional, and structural soundness traits with sow longevity and lifetime reproductive performance. J. Anim. Sci, 91(4), 1570-1579.
  • Gorbach D, Mote B, Totir L, Fernando R, Rothschild M. 2010. Polydactyl inheritance in the pig. J Hered. 2010 Jul-Aug;101(4):469-75.
  • Sironen A, Uimari P, Serenius T, Mote B, Rothschild M, Vilkki J. 2010. Effect of polymorphisms in candidate genes on reproduction traits in Finnish pig populations. J Anim Sci. Mar;88(3):821-7.
  • Renaville, B., Glenn, K. L., Mote, B. E., Fan, B., Stalder, K. J., & Rothschild, M. F. (2010). SREBP pathway genes as candidate markers in country ham production. Italian J. Anim. Sci, 9(1), 7.
  • Mote B, Koehler K, Mabry J, Stalder K, Rothschild M. 2009. Identification of genetic markers for productive life in commercial sows. J Anim Sci. Jul;87(7):2187-95.
  • Mote, B. E., Mabry, J. W., Stalder, K. J., & Rothschild, M. F. (2009). Evaluation of current reasons for removal of sows from commercial farms. The Professional Animal Scientist, 25(1), 1-7.
  • Schwab C, Mote B, Du Z, Amoako R, Baas T, Rothschild M. 2009. An evaluation of four candidate genes for use in selection programmes aimed at increased intramuscular fat in Duroc swine. J Anim Breed Genet. Jun;126(3):228-36.
  • Alexander L, Kuehn L, Smith T, Matukumalli L, Mote B, Koltes J, Reecy J, Geary T, Rule D, Macneil M. 2009. A Limousin specific myostatin allele affects longissimus muscle area and fatty acid profiles in a Wagyu-Limousin F2 population. J Anim Sci. May;87(5):1576-81.
  • Fan B, Onteru S, Mote B, Serenius T, Stalder K, Rothschild F. 2009. Large-scale association study for structural soundness and leg locomotion traits in the pig. Genet Sel Evol. 2009 Jan 21;41:14.
  • Tshipuliso, N. O. M., Alexander, L. J., Geary, T. W., Snelling, W. M., Rule, D. C., Koltes, J. E., Mote, B. E., MacNeil, M. D. (2008). Mapping quantitative trait loci for fatty acid composition that segregate between Wagyu and Limousin. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci, 38, 126-130.
  • Onteru, S. K., Fan, B., Mote, B., Serenius, T., Nikkilae, M., Stalder, K. J., & Rothschild, M. F. (2008). SNP discovery in genes affecting leg health traits in pigs. Developments in Biologicals, 132, 337.
  • Do, K. T., Ha, Y., Mote, B. E., Rothschild, M. F., Choi, B. H., Lee, S. S., Kim T.H., Cho, B.W., Kim, K. S. (2008). Investigation of single nucleotide polymorphisms in porcine chromosome 2 quantitative trait loci for meat quality traits. Asian Austrialasian J. Anim. Sci, 21(2), 155.
  • Mote, B and Rothschild M. 2006. Cracking the Genomic Piggy Bank: Identifying the Secrets of the Pig Genome. In J.-N. Volff (Ed.), Genome Dynamics:Vertebrate Genomes (Vol. 2, pp. 86-96). Karger.
  • Mote, B and Rothschild M. 2006. SNP detection and linkage mapping of pig genes involved in growth. Animal Genetics. 37(3):295-6.
  • Metodiev, S., B.E. Mote, and M.F. Rothschild. 2006. Mapping of the porcine CCS and CCR7 genes. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, 12:153-157.
  • Kollers, S., Mote, B., Rothschild, M. F., Plastow, G., & Rocha, D. (2006). Single nucleotide polymorphism identification, linkage and radiation hybrid mapping of the porcine pituitary adenylate cyclase‐activating polypeptide type I receptor gene to chromosome 18. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 123(6), 414-418.

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Animal Science Department