Whole genome QTL mapping for growth, meat quality and breast meat yield traits in turkey.
Bottom Line: Forty-five quantitative trait loci were detected across all traits and these were found in 29 different regions on 21 chromosomes.Out of the 45 quantitative trait loci, twelve showed significant (p<0.01) evidence of linkage while the remaining 33 showed suggestive evidence (p<0.05) of linkage with different growth, growth curve, meat quality and breast yield traits.Pleiotropic effects or close linkages between quantitative trait loci were suggested for several of the chromosomal regions.
Affiliation: Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen University, 6709PG, Wageningen, The Netherlands. firstname.lastname@example.orgShow MeSH
Mentions: Two QTL regions were detected on chromosome 5, the first region showed a QTL for development in weight (BW17 and BW40) at 60-63 cM, and the second region showed a QTL for BrL at 113 cM. The QTL for BrL was in a separate region. Another region with QTL for development in BW traits (BW40, BW60 and BW80) was located on chromosome 8 at cM position 1 (Figure 1 &2).
Affiliation: Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen University, 6709PG, Wageningen, The Netherlands. email@example.com