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

Abstract:

: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.

journal_name

Anim Genet

journal_title

Animal genetics

authors

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

doi

10.1111/j.1365-2052.2006.01424.x

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2006-06-01 00:00:00

pages

269-72

issue

3

eissn

0268-9146

issn

1365-2052

pii

AGE1424

journal_volume

37

pub_type

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