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First century of chicken gene study and mapping – a look back and forward

Romanov, Michael N, Sazanov, Alexei A, Smirnov, Alexandr F (2004) First century of chicken gene study and mapping – a look back and forward. World's Poultry Science Journal, 60 (1). pp. 19-41. ISSN 0043-9339. (doi:10.1079/WPS20043) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:37682)

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Chicken gene inheritance analysis, started one century ago, had led to the development of the classical genetic map. Efforts and legacy of the previous geneticists' generations are not forgotten and constitute the fundamentals of contemporary genome research progress. Advances in molecular biology, cytogenetics and DNA technologies provided more powerful and sophisticated tools to tackle chicken gene mapping and genome research problems. In the 1990s configurations of chicken molecular and cytogenetic maps had begun standing out. New horizons in chicken genomics are opening with application of BAC libraries, BAC-contig physical maps, ESTs and whole genome sequencing. The chicken has been a notable experimental model for several fundamental and applied biologic disciplines in the last century, and will remain such in the 21st century. The upcoming complete genome sequencing combined with discovering gene functions will facilitate the improvement of traits of economic importance and value in poultry.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1079/WPS20043
Uncontrolled keywords: chicken; genes; mapping; sequencing
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
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: 20 Dec 2013 11:07 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2023 15:08 UTC
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