Campus Units

Animal Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

8-1-1998

Journal or Book Title

Poultry Science

Volume

77

Issue

8

First Page

1111

Last Page

1118

DOI

10.1093/ps/77.8.1111

Abstract

The genetics of a bird or flock has a profound impact on its ability to resist disease, because genetics define the maximum achievable performance level. Careful attention should be paid to genetics as an important component of a comprehensive disease management program including high-level biosecurity, sanitation, and appropriate vaccination programs. Some specific genes (e.g., the MHC) are known to play a role in disease resistance, but resistance is generally a polygenic phenomenon. Future research directions will expand knowledge of the impact of genetics on disease resistance by identifying non-MHC genetic control of resistance and by further elucidating mechanisms regulating expression of genes related to immune response.

Comments

This article is published as Lamont, Susan J. "Impact of genetics on disease resistance." Poultry Science 77, no. 8 (1998): 1111-1118. DOI: 10.1093/ps/77.8.1111. Posted with permission.

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Poultry Science Association Inc.

Language

en

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