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Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R2618

Topic

Poultry

Summary and Implications

Chickens infected with avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) have reduced production and livability. Gene expression in response to APEC infection was assessed in 4 genes; interleukin-1β (IL-1β), IL-6, IL-10, and Granzyme A (Gzm A). Differences in expression were deduced between challenged and non-challenged birds, and between birds with a mild and severe response to infection. These genes may be useful candidates for future research into breeding for resistance against APEC.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University

Language

en

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