Summary and Implications
Identification ofspecific geneor quantitative trait locus that responds to specific stimulus is an important goal for genetic improvementprograms. In a heat stress experiment with 3 distinct chicken lines, we found Angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) to be differentially expressed in all 3 lines during acute and chronic heat stress.This outcome suggests the need to further exploreANGPTL4 as a potential candidate gene for selection to improve chicken response to heat stress.
Iowa State University
Lan, Xi; Hsieh, John C. F.; Schmidt, Carl J.; Zhu, Qing; and Lamont, Susan J.
"Single Gene Consistently Associated with Heat Stress Response in Three Distinct Chicken Lines,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 663, ASL R3173.
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