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Romanov, Michael N and Sazanov, Alexei A and Moiseyeva, Irina G and Smirnov, Alexandr F (2009) Poultry. In: Kole, Chittaranjan and Cockett, Noelle E, eds. Genome Mapping and Genomics in Domestic Animals. Genome Mapping and Genomics in Animals, 3 . Springer-Verlag, Berlin–Heidelberg–New York, pp. 75-141. ISBN 978-3-540-73834-3. (doi:10.1007/978-3-540-73835-0_5) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:37663)

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From the time of initial domestication of wild birds, poultry have served humans as a source of food and a subject of cultural use, similar to other livestock species. The availability of genomic resources ranges from a fully annotated whole genome sequence for the chicken (Gallus gallus) to highly developed linkage maps in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica), to large insert libraries and at least some species-specific markers in the turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), domestic duck (Anas platyrhynchos), zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata), brown kiwi (Apteryx australis), and California condor (Gymnogyps californianus). Genomic resources are very limited in other species of birds. The annotated chicken genome sequence will pave the way for improving traits of economic importance in the chicken, and will serve as a reference sequence in comparative mapping of other domesticated and wild bird species.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-540-73835-0_5
Uncontrolled keywords: genetics & heredity; agriculture; molecular genetics; animal husbandry; animal genetics; poultry production; genome; genomics; genetic drift; genetic diversity; poultry history
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Q Science > QL Zoology
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Biosciences
Signature Themes: Food Systems, Natural Resources and Environment
Depositing User: Mike Romanov
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2013 09:27 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2023 15:06 UTC
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