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- Cahaner, A., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Poultry science 2001 v.80 no.1 pp. 22
- broiler chickens; microsatellite repeats; quantitative traits; loci; antibody formation; disease resistance; genetic markers; selection criteria; mortality; alleles; chromosome mapping; genotype
- ... Selection for immune response parameters may lead to improved general disease resistance. Because disease resistance and immune response are hard-to-measure quantitative traits with low to moderate heritability, they may respond more efficiently to marker-assisted selection (MAS) than to phenotypic selection. To detect DNA markers linked to quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with immune resp ...