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- O'Sullivan, N. P., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Avian diseases 2013 v.57 no.2s1 pp. 519-522
- DNA; Mardivirus; Marek disease; blood groups; chickens; crossing; eggs; major histocompatibility complex; mortality; progeny; sires; viruses
- ... A challenge test following inoculation with a standard amount of a vv+ strain of the Marek's disease (MD) virus in multiple lines and multiple generations of egg type chicken and the corresponding phenotypic trend are described. This program significantly reduced mortality of progeny from selected sires for three to 11 generations in eight of the nine elite lines studied herein. In brown egg lines ...