Poultry

Genetics of High-Value Yield in Broilers

Authors
  • Susan J. Lamont (Iowa State University)
  • Jack C.M. Dekkers (Iowa State University)
  • Joseph McElroy (Iowa State University)

Abstract

A genomic scan with molecular markers was used to identify regions of the broiler genome that are associated with traits of growth and carcass composition in commercial broiler chickens. Identification of markers that can be used to genetically select broiler populations for better efficiency of growth of high-value yield parts, such as white meat, will enhance the profitability of poultry production and provide consumers with more of the desired type of meat product.

Keywords: ASL R1936

How to Cite:

Lamont, S. J., Dekkers, J. C. & McElroy, J., (2004) “Genetics of High-Value Yield in Broilers”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-1001

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Published on
01 Jan 2004
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