Genomic analysis of genetic markers associated with inherited cardiomyopathy (round heart disease) in the turkey (Meleagris gallopavo).

@article{Reed2007GenomicAO,
  title={Genomic analysis of genetic markers associated with inherited cardiomyopathy (round heart disease) in the turkey (Meleagris gallopavo).},
  author={Kent M Reed and Kristelle M. Mendoza and Guorang Hu and Laura R Sullivan and Machuke Grace and Lee Daniel Chaves and David L Kooyman},
  journal={Animal genetics},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={211-7}
}
In turkeys, spontaneous cardiomyopathy or round heart (RH) disease is characterised by dilated ventricles and cardiac muscle hypertrophy. Although the aetiology of RH is still unknown, the disease can have a significant economic impact on turkey producers. In an initial attempt to identify genomic regions associated with RH, we utilised the chicken genome sequence to target short DNA sequences (sequence-characterised amplified regions, SCARs) identified in previous studies that had significant… CONTINUE READING