Open Access Research article

Whole genome QTL mapping for growth, meat quality and breast meat yield traits in turkey

Muhammad L Aslam1*, John WM Bastiaansen1, Richard PMA Crooijmans1, Addie Vereijken2 and Martien AM Groenen1

Author Affiliations

1 Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen University, 6709PG, Wageningen, the Netherlands

2 Hendrix Genetics, Research & Technology Centre, 5830 AC, Boxmeer, the Netherlands

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BMC Genetics 2011, 12:61  doi:10.1186/1471-2156-12-61

Published: 11 July 2011

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Additional file 1:

QTL (data) regions affecting growth, breast yield and meat quality traits mapped on different turkey chromosomes. Details of QTL regions from all turkey chromosomes with F-statistics using chromosome wide F-statistics threshold.

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QTL (figures) regions affecting growth, breast yield and meat quality traits mapped on different turkey chromosomes. Peaks showing QTL on different turkey chromosomes with an effect on growth curve, breast yield, body weight and meat quality traits.

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Comparative QTL mapping between turkey and chicken and predicted underlying genes. Data file with comparative data for QTL positions on different turkey chromosomes with the projection of these positions on different chicken chromosomes.

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List of genes found within the selected window across the significant QTL positions. This file contains the names of underlying genes within the range of ± 500 Kb (Ten largest chromosomes) and ± 100 Kb (remaining chromosomes) from the projected QTL positions at the different turkey and chicken chromosomes.

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