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Unpublished Paper
Genetics of High-Value Yield in Broilers
Animal Industry Report
  • Susan J. Lamont, Iowa State University
  • Jack C.M. Dekkers, Iowa State University
  • Joseph McElroy, Iowa State University
Extension Number
ASL R1936
Publication Date
Summary and Implications
A genomic scan with molecular markers was used to identify regions of the broiler genome that are associated with traits of growth and carcass composition in commercial broiler chickens. Identification of markers that can be used to genetically select broiler populations for better efficiency of growth of high-value yield parts, such as white meat, will enhance the profitability of poultry production and provide consumers with more of the desired type of meat product.
Copyright Holder
Iowa State University
Citation Information
Susan J. Lamont, Jack C.M. Dekkers and Joseph McElroy. "Genetics of High-Value Yield in Broilers" (2004)
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