Food intake-related genes in chicken determined through combinatorial genome-wide association study and transcriptome analysis.

  title={Food intake-related genes in chicken determined through combinatorial genome-wide association study and transcriptome analysis.},
  author={Xuemin Cao and Yuzhe Wang and Dingming Shu and Hao Qu and Chenglong Luo and Xiaoxiang Hu},
  journal={Animal genetics},
The chicken gizzard is the primary digestive and absorptive organ regulating food intake and metabolism. Body weight is a typical complex trait regulated by an interactive polygene network which is under the control of an interacting network of polygenes. To simplify these genotype-phenotype associations, the gizzard is a suitable target organ to preliminarily explore the mechanism underlying the regulation of chicken growth through controlled food intake. This study aimed to identify key food… 



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