Quantitative Trait Loci Segregating in Crosses Between New Hampshire and White Leghorn Chicken Lines: Egg Production Traits

A genome scan was performed to detect chromosomal regions that affect egg production traits in reciprocal crosses between two genetically and phenotypically extreme chicken lines: the partially inbred line New Hampshire (NHI) and the inbred line White Leghorn (WL77). The NHI line had been selected for high growth and WL77 for low egg weight before inbreeding. The result showed a highly significant region on chromosome 4 with multiple QTL for egg production traits between 19.2 and 82.1 Mb. This QTL region explained 4.3 and 16.1% of the phenotypic variance for number of eggs and egg weight in the F2 population, respectively. The egg weight QTL effects are dependent on the direction of the cross. In addition, genome-wide suggestive QTL for egg weight were found on chromosomes 1, 5, and 9, and for number of eggs on chromosomes 5 and 7. A genome-wide significant QTL affecting age at first egg was mapped on chromosome 1. The difference between the parental lines and the highly significant QTL effects on chromosome 4 will further support fine mapping and candidate gene identification for egg production traits in chicken.

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APA

Goraga, Z. (2018). Quantitative Trait Loci Segregating in Crosses Between New Hampshire and White Leghorn Chicken Lines: Egg Production Traits. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/quantitative-trait-loci-segregating-in-crosses-between-new-hampshire-and-white-leghorn-chicken-lines-i-egg-production-traits

MLA 8th

Goraga, Zemelak "Quantitative Trait Loci Segregating in Crosses Between New Hampshire and White Leghorn Chicken Lines: Egg Production Traits" Afribary. Afribary, 14 Sep. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/quantitative-trait-loci-segregating-in-crosses-between-new-hampshire-and-white-leghorn-chicken-lines-i-egg-production-traits. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

MLA7

Goraga, Zemelak . "Quantitative Trait Loci Segregating in Crosses Between New Hampshire and White Leghorn Chicken Lines: Egg Production Traits". Afribary, Afribary, 14 Sep. 2018. Web. 23 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/quantitative-trait-loci-segregating-in-crosses-between-new-hampshire-and-white-leghorn-chicken-lines-i-egg-production-traits >.

Chicago

Goraga, Zemelak . "Quantitative Trait Loci Segregating in Crosses Between New Hampshire and White Leghorn Chicken Lines: Egg Production Traits" Afribary (2018). Accessed May 23, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/quantitative-trait-loci-segregating-in-crosses-between-new-hampshire-and-white-leghorn-chicken-lines-i-egg-production-traits