Reverse selection in a Japanese quail line previously selected for 4-week body weight.

@article{Marks1980ReverseSI,
  title={Reverse selection in a Japanese quail line previously selected for 4-week body weight.},
  author={Henry L Marks},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1980},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={1149-54}
}
After 38 generations of individual selection for high 4-week body weight in a Japanese quail line (T) fed a 20% protein diet containing .2% thiouracil, a reverse selected line (TR) was established by selecting quail in the T line with the lowest 4-week body weight. The TR line was thereafter provided with the same nutritional environment as the T line and selected for low 4-week body weight for 5 generations. The mean 4-week body weights of T line quail increased only slightly from generation… CONTINUE READING

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