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Genetic dissection of growth traits in a Chinese indigenous x commercial broiler chicken cross


Zheya Sheng, Mats E Pettersson, Xiaoxiang Hu, Chenglong Luo, Hao Qu, Dingming Shu, Xia Shen, Örjan Carlborg and Ning Li



In this study, we generated an F2 intercross between the slow growing native broiler breed, Huiyang Beard chicken, and the fast growing commercial broiler breed, High Quality chicken Line A, and used it to map loci explaining the difference in growth rate between these breeds.


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Article made possible through the contribution of Zheya Sheng et. Al. and Biomed Central.

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