Chicken Gallinacin Gene Cluster Associated with Salmonella Colonization in Two Advanced Intercross LinesAnimal Industry Report
Extension NumberASL R2215
Summary and ImplicationsTwo related advanced intercross lines were analyzed for association of Gallinacin genotypic variation with Salmonella enteritidis (SE) burden levels in the spleen and cecum. Four Gallinacin genes were associated with bacterial load in the cecal content (GAL3, GAL11, GAL12, and GAL13) and one gene with SE bacterial burden in the spleen (GAL5). These results strongly support a role of the Gallinacins as defense molecules against enteric pathogens.
Copyright HolderIowa State University
Citation InformationJason Hasenstein and Susan J. Lamont. "Chicken Gallinacin Gene Cluster Associated with Salmonella Colonization in Two Advanced Intercross Lines" (2007)
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