Evidence for genetic etiology of heteroploidy in embryos of the Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica).

The Japanese quail was used as an experimental system to detect the effects of genes that affect chromosome behavior and distribution. From a random-bred population, three inbred generations were produced by full-sib matings in 36 families. The expectation from such a breeding scheme was that embryos bearing aberrations induced by recessive mutant genes… CONTINUE READING