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Unpublished Paper
Genes for Skeletal Strength in Poultry
Animal Industry Report
  • Susan J. Lamont, Iowa State University
  • Nader Deeb, Iowa State University
  • Huaijun Zhou, Iowa State University
Extension Number
ASL R1935
Publication Date
Summary and Implications
A unique resource population was used to determine that variation in a gene of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family is associated with shank measurements in poultry. Knowledge of genetic variation and associations with traits related to skeletal integrity will enable genetic selection of poultry populations for stronger bones, thus reducing bone breakage in the live animal and on the processing line.
Copyright Holder
Iowa State University
Citation Information
Susan J. Lamont, Nader Deeb and Huaijun Zhou. "Genes for Skeletal Strength in Poultry" (2004)
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