Genomic growth hormone gene polymorphisms in native Chinese chickens.

  title={Genomic growth hormone gene polymorphisms in native Chinese chickens.},
  author={S C Ip and Xijuan Zhang and Frederick C. C. Leung},
  journal={Experimental biology and medicine},
  volume={226 5},
Chicken growth hormone (cGH), a polypeptide hormone synthesized in and secreted by the pituitary gland, is involved in a wide variety of physiological functions such as growth, body composition, egg production, aging, and reproduction. Chicken growth hormone polymorphisms have been reported to be associated with certain phenotypes. Our objective is to investigate the GH gene polymorphism in selected strains of native Chinese chickens. Yellow Wai Chow GH gene was characterized by sequencing and… CONTINUE READING


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