Grzegorz Zieba

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Identifying the causal factors underlying natural selection remains a key challenge in evolutionary biology. Although the genetic basis for the plate morph evolution of three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) is well described, the environmental variables that form the basis for different morphs are not understood. We measured the effects of(More)
A genetic analysis was performed on Polish ostriches from the 3 principal ostrich breeds: red-, blue-, and black-necks. The analysis was based on 2 molecular methods: DNA fingerprinting and microsatellites. The DNA fingerprinting patterns were obtained using the restriction enzyme HinfI and Jeffrey's 33.15 probe. The second method consisted of a PCR(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between the origin of marker alleles from the Rhode Island Red (RIR) and Green-legged Partrigenous (GlP) breeds and chosen egg production and quality traits in F(2) generation consisting of 10 full-sib families. Polymorphism analysis of 23 microsatellite markers within the mapping population (519(More)
A QTL involved in the primary antibody response toward keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) was detected on chicken chromosome 14 in the experimental population, which was created by crossing commercial White Leghorn and a Polish native chicken breed (green-legged partridgelike). The current QTL location is a validation of previous experiments pointing to the(More)
Expression of 12 positional candidates for QTL affecting shell thickness at 53 wk of lay age (ST53) was investigated by real-time PCR in the distal part of chicken oviducts (uterus) with a forming eggshell. In the local chicken breed Green-legged Partridgenous, the complete cDNA CR523443 (ChEST985k21) was downregulated with ratio of means 0.49 (P < or =(More)
This study aimed to develop a methodology for using ultrasonic technology (USG) to record eggshell thickness for selection of layers. Genetic correlations between eggshell strength and its thickness have been reported to be around 0.8, making shell thickness a selection index candidate element. Applying ultrasonic devices to measure shell thickness leaves(More)
The aim of the study was to analyze the intra- and inter-group diversity in farm-raised and wild raccoon dogs with the use of molecular markers. Genetic differences between the particular raccoon dog groups were observed, accompanied by a relatively high intra-group genetic variation. It was noted that the wild raccoon dogs were characterized by the highest(More)
Previous research on mapping QTL in a reference family of laying hens indicated that 5 microsatellite loci (MCW0133, MCW0170, MCW0114, MCW0139, and LEI0074) were significantly associated with genome regions affecting shell strength as well as egg and yolk weights. The aim of our investigation was to verify if those markers could be useful in selection of(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate genetic correlations between the behavioural profile and performance in laying hens as an indirect answer to the question whether the observed behavioural responses are associated with increased levels of stress in these birds. The assessment of birds' temperament was carried out using the Novel Objects Test. The(More)
Of the non-native fishes introduced to the U.K., the pumpkinseed is one of six species predicted to benefit from the forecasted climate warming conditions. To demonstrate the potential response of adults and their progeny to a water temperature increase, investigations of parental pumpkinseed acclimatization, reproduction and YOY over-wintering were carried(More)