Summary and Implications
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.
Iowa State University
Lamont, Susan J.; Dekkers, Jack C.M.; and McElroy, Joseph
"Genetics of High-Value Yield in Broilers,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 650, ASL R1936.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol650/iss1/95