Divergent selection for egg production in Coturnix coturnix japonica.


From a randombred control population of Coturnix coturnix japonica, strains were divergently selected for high (HE) and low (LE) 120-day egg production based on individual egg records. Based on five generations of selection, realized heritabilities for HE and LE were .063 +/- .055 and .353 +/- .020, respectively. The total change in number of eggs was 3 and… (More)


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