Overview of chicken taxonomy and domestication

  title={Overview of chicken taxonomy and domestication},
  author={Afaf Y. Al-Nasser and H. Al-Khalaifa and Abdulameer E. Al-saffar and Fatma Khalil and Mariam E. Al-Bahouh and Gehan Ragheb and A. Al-Haddad and Magdy M. Mashaly},
  journal={World's Poultry Science Journal},
  pages={285 - 300}
Chickens are the most popular poultry worldwide and are now used for both meat and egg production. There is only a sporadic information in the literature on chicken taxonomy; and there is a lack of a single concise document that deals with different issues related to this important topic. The present document contains detailed information on the tree taxonomy of chickens. In addition, process of domestication and its effect on chicken genetic diversity, physiology and behaviour are also… 

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