Genetical genomics of growth in a chicken model

Martin Johnsson, Rie Henriksen, Andrey Höglund, Jesper Fogelholm, Per Jensen, Dominic Wright

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The genetics underlying body mass and growth are key to understanding a wide range of topics in biology, both evolutionary and developmental. Body mass and growth traits are affected by many genetic variants of small effect. This complicates genetic mapping of growth and body mass. Experimental intercrosses between individuals from divergent populations allows us to map naturally occurring genetic variants for selected traits, such as body mass by linkage mapping. By simultaneously measuring traits and intermediary molecular phenotypes, such as gene expression, one can use integrative genomics to search for potential causative genes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72
Number of pages1
JournalBMC Genomics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2018


  • Growth
  • Liver
  • QTL
  • Gene expression
  • eQTL
  • Genetical genomics

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