Detection and localization of quantitative trait loci affecting fatness in broilers.

@article{Jennen2004DetectionAL,
  title={Detection and localization of quantitative trait loci affecting fatness in broilers.},
  author={Danyel G. J. Jennen and Addie L. J. Vereijken and Henk Bovenhuis and Richard P. M. A. Crooijmans and Albertine Veenendaal and Jan J. van der Poel and Martien A. M. Groenen},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2004},
  volume={83 3},
  pages={295-301}
}
A cross between 2 genetically different outcross broiler dam lines, originating from the White Plymouth Rock breed, was used to produce a large 3-generation broiler population. This population was used to detect and localize QTL affecting fatness in chicken. Twenty full-sib birds in generation 1 and 456 full-sib birds in generation 2 were typed for microsatellite markers, and phenotypic observations were collected for 3 groups of generation 3 birds (approximately 1,800 birds per group). Body… CONTINUE READING