Quantitative trait loci segregating in crosses between New Hampshire and White Leghorn chicken lines: II. Muscle weight and carcass composition.

@article{Nassar2012QuantitativeTL,
  title={Quantitative trait loci segregating in crosses between New Hampshire and White Leghorn chicken lines: II. Muscle weight and carcass composition.},
  author={Mostafa K. Nassar and Zemelak S. Goraga and Gudrun A. Brockmann},
  journal={Animal genetics},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={
          739-45
        }
}
In order to identify genetic factors influencing muscle weight and carcass composition in chicken, a linkage analysis was performed with 278 F(2) males of reciprocal crosses between the extremely different inbred lines New Hampshire (NHI) and White Leghorn (WL77). The NHI line had been selected for high meat yield and the WL77 for low egg weight before inbreeding. Highly significant quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling body weight and the weights of carcass, breast muscle, drumsticks… CONTINUE READING

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