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Mapping main, epistatic and sex-specific QTL for body composition in a chicken population divergently selected for low or high growth rate

Georgina A Ankra-Badu18, Daniel Shriner2, Elisabeth Le Bihan-Duval3, Sandrine Mignon-Grasteau3, Frédérique Pitel4, Catherine Beaumont3, Michel J Duclos3, Jean Simon3, Tom E Porter5, Alain Vignal4, Larry A Cogburn6, David B Allison17, Nengjun Yi17 and Samuel E Aggrey8*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Biostatistics, Section on Statistical Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA

2 National Institutes of Health/The National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA

3 Institut Nationale de la Recherche Agronomique, UR83 Recherche Avicoles, F-37380 Nouzilly, France

4 INRA, Laboratoire de Genetique Cellulaire, 31326 Castanet-Tolosan, France

5 Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA

6 Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19717, USA

7 Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA

8 Department of Poultry Science/Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA

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BMC Genomics 2010, 11:107  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-107

Published: 11 February 2010

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Sex-specific QTL effect, location and phenotypic variance explained by the QTL for body composition traits in a chicken line divergently selected for low or high growth.

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