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Mating induces the expression of immune- and pH-regulatory genes in the utero-vaginal junction containing mucosal sperm-storage tubuli of hens
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Findings suggest sperm deposition causes a shift in expression in the UVJ and the uterus for genes involved in immune-modulatory and pH-regulatory functions, both relevant for sperm survival in the hen's oviduct.
The evolution of Sex-linked barring alleles in chickens involves both regulatory and coding changes in CDKN2A
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It is shown that Sex-linked barring is genetically heterogeneous, and that the mutations form three functionally different variant alleles and that CDKN2A is a major locus driving the differentiation of avian melanocytes in a temporal and spatial manner.
Genetical genomics of growth in a chicken model
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These findings not only serve to identify several strong candidates affecting growth, but also show how sex-specificity and local gene-regulation affect growth regulation in the chicken.
Genetical Genomics of Tonic Immobility in the Chicken
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Quantitative Trait Loci mapping of tonic immobility behaviour in an advanced intercross line between wild and domestic chickens identified five candidate genes, with the genes PRDX4 and ACOT9 emerging as the best supported candidates.
Genetics and Genomics of Social Behavior in a Chicken Model
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The combination of an advanced intercross between wild and domestic chickens with a combined QTL and eQTL genetical genomics approach was used to identify genes for social reinstatement, a social and anxiety-related behavior in chickens.
Intra-individual behavioural variability: a trait under genetic control
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This study combines standardized behavioural tests to estimate intra-Individual behavioural variance with a large-scale genetical genomics analysis to identify genes affecting intra-individual variability in an avian population and identifies six candidate genes underlying variation in intra- individual behavioural variability.
CREBBP and WDR 24 Identified as Candidate Genes for Quantitative Variation in Red-Brown Plumage Colouration in the Chicken
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Five separate candidate genes (CREBBP, WDR24, ARL8A, PHLDA3, LAD1) that putatively influence quantitative variation in red-brown colouration in chickens are identified by treating colour as a quantitative rather than qualitative trait.
The methylation landscape and its role in domestication and gene regulation in the chicken.
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A role for methylation in the regulation of gene expression underlying the domesticated phenotype of the chicken is suggested and it is shown that methylation is correlated with some aspects of behavioural variation in the inter-cross.
Patterns of Exchange of Multiplying Onion (Allium cepa L. Aggregatum-Group) in Fennoscandian Home Gardens
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The morphological and genetic results support a division between potato onions and shallots and an ethnobotanical survey tells of the Fennoscandian multiplying onions as being a crop with reliable harvest, excellent storage ability, and good taste.
The genetic regulation of size variation in the transcriptome of the cerebrum in the chicken and its role in domestication and brain size evolution
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The overall regulation of gene expression variation in the cerebrum was markedly different to the hypothalamus, with relatively few eQTL in common, suggesting that coevolution between these two brain regions might be more functionally driven than developmental.
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