A preliminary estimate of the heritability of plasma troponin T in broiler chickens

M H Maxwell, Graeme Robertson, J Bautista-Ortega, Paul Hocking

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Abstract

1. Male and female broiler chickens of a pure line were selected over one generation for low or high plasma, cardiac-derived troponin T concentrations at 12 h of age. 2. Heritability of plasma troponin T was moderately high (h2 = 0.38 +/- 0.06), and there was no difference in mean body weights of parents (G0) of the 2 lines at 4 and 19 weeks of age. 3. This preliminary study suggests that broiler breeder companies will be able to select for resistance against heart damage and ascites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-19
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Poultry Science
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Biological Markers/blood
  • Body Weight
  • Breeding
  • Chickens/blood
  • Chickens/genetics
  • Female
  • Male
  • Myocardium/metabolism
  • Regression Analysis
  • Species Specificity
  • Troponin/blood
  • Troponin T

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