Genetic selection increases parthenogenesis in Chinese painted quail (Coturnix chinensis).

@article{Parker2010GeneticSI,
  title={Genetic selection increases parthenogenesis in Chinese painted quail (Coturnix chinensis).},
  author={H. M. Parker and Aaron S. Kiess and J. B. Wells and Kelly Murray Young and David Rowe and Christopher D. Mcdaniel},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2010},
  volume={89 7},
  pages={
          1468-72
        }
}
Parthenogenesis, embryonic development of an unfertilized egg, occurs naturally in turkey, chicken, and quail species. In fact, parthenogenesis in turkeys and chickens can be increased by genetic selection. However, it is unknown if genetic selection for parthenogenesis is effective in quail or if selection for parthenogenesis affects egg production. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to determine if the incidence of parthenogenesis in quail could be increased by genetic selection and… 
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