Leghorn Chicken

Known as: LEGHORNS, Leghorn, Livornese Chicken 
A small, commonly white-colored breed of poultry that is renowned for its ability to produce up to 300 chalk white eggs per year. The fully-grown… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
The resolution of the chicken consensus linkage map has been dramatically improved in this study by genotyping 12,945 single… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Dominant white, Dun, and Smoky are alleles at the Dominant white locus, which is one of the major loci affecting plumage color in… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
A large intercross between the domestic White Leghorn chicken and the wild ancestor, the red junglefowl, has been used in a… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
We have identified quantitative trait loci (QTL) explaining a large proportion of the variation in body weights at different ages… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Yolk steroid hormones have been documented to have growth and behavior effects on hatchlings in several avian species. The… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
The nucleotide sequence of chicken Mx cDNA was reported earlier using the White Leghorn breed in Germany, but it showed no… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
A rifampin-resistant Lactobacillus salivarius strain, CTC2197, was assessed as a probiotic in poultry, by studying its ability to… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
An avian H5N1 influenza A virus (A/Hong Kong/156/97) was isolated from a tracheal aspirate obtained from a 3-year-old child in… (More)
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
The 16,775 base-pair mitochondrial genome of the white Leghorn chicken has been cloned and sequenced. The avian genome encodes… (More)
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
Cells were isolated from stage X embryos of a line of Barred Plymouth Rock chickens (that have black pigment in their feathers… (More)
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