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Comparative analysis of quantitative trait loci for body weight, growth rate and growth curve parameters from 3 to 72 weeks of age in female chickens of a broiler–layer cross

Baitsi K Podisi13, Sara A Knott2, David W Burt1 and Paul M Hocking1*

Author Affiliations

1 The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easer Bush, Midlothian, Scotland, EH25 9RG, UK

2 Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, King’s Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 3JT, UK

3 Current address: Department of Agricultural Research, Private Bag, Gaborone, 0033, Botswana

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BMC Genetics 2013, 14:22  doi:10.1186/1471-2156-14-22

Published: 13 March 2013

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

Mean, standard deviation and range of body weight at different ages and estimates of parameters of the Gompertz function fitted to the individual body weights of a population of an F2 broiler-layer cross.

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Additional file 2: Table S2:

Phenotypic correlations between weight at successive ages, growth rates between different ages and parameters of the Gomperz growth curve for flock of female chickens from an F2 cross of a male line broiler and a White Leghorn layer.

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Additional file 3: Table S3:

The number of microsatellite markers, first and last marker and map length on each linkage chromosome.

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