Quantitative trait loci analysis of egg and meat production traits in a red junglefowlxWhite Leghorn cross. Academic Article uri icon


  • Egg and production traits are of considerable economic importance in chickens. Using a White Leghorn x red junglefowl F(2) intercross, standard production measures of liver weight and colour, egg size, eggshell thickness, egg taste and meat quality were taken. A total of 160 markers covering 29 autosomes and the Z chromosome were genotyped on 175-243 individuals, depending on the trait under consideration. A total of nine significant quantitative trait loci (QTL) and three suggestive QTL were found on chicken chromosomes 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, E47W24 and E22C19W28.

published proceedings

  • Anim Genet

author list (cited authors)

  • Wright, D., Kerje, S., Lundstrm, K., Babol, J., Schtz, K., Jensen, P., & Andersson, L.

citation count

  • 47

complete list of authors

  • Wright, D||Kerje, S||Lundström, K||Babol, J||Schütz, K||Jensen, P||Andersson, L

publication date

  • December 2006