The identification of loci for polydactyly in chickens using a genome-wide association study.


Polydactyly is a commonly observed limb malformation in humans and other vertebrates. The Beijing-You chicken expressing the polydactyly phenotype provides an opportunity to investigate the potential cause for polydactyly. Here we extensively exploited genetic determinants of the chicken polydactyly in a genome wide association study using over 580,000 SNPs… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.gene.2015.05.049