QTL analysis of body weight and conformation score in commercial broiler chickens using variance component and half-sib analyses.


:The aim of the study was to investigate quantitative trait loci (QTL) in previously identified regions of chicken chromosomes 1, 4 and 5 relating to 40-day body weights and conformation scores. Half-sib (HS) and variance component analyses were implemented and compared using QTL Express software. Data were from a two-generation design and consisted of 100 dam families nested in 46 sire families with trait values for 2,708 offspring. Chicken chromosome 4 showed nominal significance for QTL affecting body weight and conformation, and linkage was confirmed for both traits on chromosome 5. Results varied according to method of analysis and with common parent in the HS method.


Anim Genet


Animal genetics


Rowe SJ,Windsor D,Haley CS,Burt DW,Hocking PM,Griffin H,Vincent J,De Koning DJ




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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Animal genetics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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