Campus Units

Animal Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

6-1-2003

Journal or Book Title

Poultry Science

Volume

82

Issue

6

First Page

882

Last Page

884

DOI

10.1093/ps/82.6.882

Abstract

The ability to answer some of the questions of fundamental interest in functional genetics depends upon the utilization of appropriate and sometimes quite novel population designs. We will explore examples of how unique population designs of varied complexity can be used to explore questions, such as the following. What is the number of genes controlling different biological traits? Can streamlined genetics at the whole-animal level help to dissect complex genetic traits? Are there beneficial alleles “hiding” in undeveloped lines? To what extent is the expression of a specific gene modified by interactions with other genes in the population? Unique genetic resources, combined with novel experimental designs and contemporary analytical techniques, provide exceptional opportunities to explore both fundamental and practical questions in biological sciences.

Comments

This article is published as Lamont, S. J. "Unique population designs used to address molecular genetics questions in poultry." Poultry Science 82, no. 6 (2003): 882-884. DOI: 10.1093/ps/82.6.882. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Poultry Science Association Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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