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Mapping of QTL affecting incidence of blood and meat inclusions in egg layers

Mervi Honkatukia1*, Maria Tuiskula-Haavisto1, Virpi Ahola12, Pekka Uimari1, Matthias Schmutz3, Rudolf Preisinger3, David Cavero3, Pia Vennerström4, Jesus Arango5, Neil O'Sullivan5, Janet Fulton5 and Johanna Vilkki1

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1 Biotechnology and Food Research, MTT, Jokioinen, 31600, Finland

2 Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, 00014, Finland

3 Lohmann Tierzucht GmbH, Cuxhaven, 27472, Germany

4 Research Department, Fish and Wildlife Health, EVIRA, Mustialankatu 3, Helsinki, 00790, Finland

5 Hy-Line International, P.O. Box 310, Dallas Center, IA 50063, USA

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BMC Genetics 2011, 12:55  doi:10.1186/1471-2156-12-55

Published: 13 June 2011

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Table S1: Estimates of Genetic Parameters for Inclusions in pure lines (grandparental lines) of Lohmann Brown (Heritability on the diagonal and genetic correlation of the off-diagonal). Table S2: Distribution of phenotypes in the grandparental lines of Lohmann Brown for the subjective combined score (3 eggs per hen). Table S3: Distributions of phenotypes in the grandparental lines of Lohmann Brown for number and size of the spots (only for Rhode Island Red line).

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