Genetic parameters for antibody response of chickens to sheep red blood cells based on a selection experiment.

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In the present study, a selection experiment for antibody (Ab) titer against SRBC in chickens was analyzed. Two lines were divergently selected for increased and decreased Ab titer. Further, a randombred control line, originating from the same base population, was included in the experiment. The heritability for immune response against SRBC was estimated… (More)

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@article{Bovenhuis2002GeneticPF, title={Genetic parameters for antibody response of chickens to sheep red blood cells based on a selection experiment.}, author={Henk Bovenhuis and H Bralten and M. G. B. Nieuwland and Hendrik Karel Parmentier}, journal={Poultry science}, year={2002}, volume={81 3}, pages={309-15} }