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- Wysocki, M., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Animal genetics 2009 v.40 no.2 pp. 192-199
- Passeriformes; animal welfare; dopamine receptors; feather pecking; founder effect; genes; haplotypes; homozygosity; laying hens; linkage disequilibrium; pecking; serotonin; transcription (genetics)
- ... Feather pecking is a behavioural disorder of laying hens and has serious animal welfare and economic implications. One of the several aetiological hypotheses proposes that the disorder results from redirected exploratory behaviour. Variation in the gene encoding the dopamine D4 receptor (DRD4) has been shown to be associated with exploratory behaviour in several species, including in a passerine b ...
- Wysocki, M., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Animal genetics 2009 v.40 no.4 pp. 468
- swine; genes; loci; alleles; genotype; outbred lines; major histocompatibility complex; polymerase chain reaction; DNA primers; haplotypes
- ... The highly polymorphic swine leucocyte antigen (SLA) genes are one of the most important determinants in swine immune responses to infectious diseases, vaccines, and in transplantation success. Study of SLA influence requires accurate and effective typing methods. We developed a simple and rapid method to type alleles at the three classical SLA class I loci (SLA-1, SLA-3 and SLA-2) using the PCR-s ...