Regional regulation of transcription in the chicken genome

Haisheng Nie, Richard P M A Crooijmans, John W M Bastiaansen, Hendrik-Jan Megens, Martien A M Groenen

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Over the past years, the relationship between gene transcription and chromosomal location has been studied in a number of different vertebrate genomes. Regional differences in gene expression have been found in several different species. The chicken genome, as the closest sequenced genome relative to mammals, is an important resource for investigating regional effects on transcription in birds and studying the regional dynamics of chromosome evolution by comparative analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28
JournalBMC Genomics
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Animals
  • Chickens
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Genome
  • Humans
  • Multigene Family
  • Physical Chromosome Mapping
  • Transcription, Genetic

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