Inbreeding depression in Japanese quail.

@article{Sittmann1966InbreedingDI,
  title={Inbreeding depression in Japanese quail.},
  author={K. Sittmann and Hans A. Abplanalp and Richard A. R. Fraser},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={1966},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={
          371-9
        }
}
usefulness of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) as an expenT z n t a l animal was first pointed out about eight years ago (WILSON, ABBOTT and ABPLANALP 1959, 1961; PADGETT and IVEY 1959). These birds have steadily gained in popularity since then, but few quantitative genetic studies have been reported to date. The present investigation was designed to assess the response of Japanese quail to rapid inbreeding with the aim, at the outset, of deveIoping viable inbred lines for genetic… CONTINUE READING

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