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- Long, Julie A., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Genetics, selection, evolution 2018 v.50 no.1 pp. 7
- alleles; amino acids; chickens; females; frameshift mutation; genomics; homozygosity; livestock breeding; phenotype; prolactin receptors; sex determination analysis; stop codon; turkeys
- ... BACKGROUND: Sex-linked slow (SF) and fast (FF) feathering rates at hatch have been widely used in poultry breeding for autosexing at hatch. In chicken, the sex-linked K (SF) and k+ (FF) alleles are responsible for the feathering rate phenotype. Allele K is dominant and a partial duplication of the prolactin receptor gene has been identified as the causal mutation. Interestingly, some domesticated ...
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