Jump to Main Content
- Tsudzuki, M.; Nakane, Y.; Wada, A.
- Journal of heredity 1998 v.89 no.2 pp. 175-178
- genetic analysis, etc ; Coturnix japonica; beak; chicks; hatching; hindlimbs; humerus; mutants; mutation; phenotype; poultry; recessive genes; sexual maturity; ulna; Show all 14 Subjects
- ... Short beak (SBK) is a new semilethal mutation of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). The SBK individuals are characterized externally by short beaks, shanks, and digits. The shank is also thicker than the wild type. The shape of the mutant beak does not show a parrotlike appearance, contrasting with that of other poultry chondrodystrophic mutants reported in the literature. Bones in the fore and h ...