Genetic Markers Found for Response to Heat Stress in ChickensAnimal Industry Report
Extension NumberASL R2997
Summary and ImplicationsA unique line of chickens was evaluated for response to heat stress. We measured body temperature, body weight, breast yield, and digestibility. Genomic (DNA) markers were identified by genotyping on the Affymetric 600K array. We conclude that the traits measured during heat stress do have a genetic component. Genomic markers for the response to heat stress have been identified and may be used for breeding more resilient animals.
Copyright HolderIowa State University
Citation InformationAngelica G. Bjorkquist, Max F. Rothschild, Michael E. Persia, Chris Ashwell, et al.. "Genetic Markers Found for Response to Heat Stress in Chickens" (2015)
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