Gibbs sampling

Estimating the genetic parameters for liver fat traits in broiler lines divergently selected for abdominal fat

M. J. Liang, Wang, Z. P., Xu, L., Leng, L., Wang, S. Z., Luan, P., Cao, Z. P., Li, Y. M., and Li, H., Estimating the genetic parameters for liver fat traits in broiler lines divergently selected for abdominal fat, vol. 14, pp. 9646-9654, 2015.

Intensive selection of broilers for improved growth rate is known to exert a negative effect on broiler health, such as an increase in body fat (and its related diseases). Excessive fat deposition in the liver can cause fatty liver hemorrhagic syndrome (FLHS); in addition, traits associated with liver fat have also been associated with FLHS. This study explored the genetic relationships among liver fat-related traits. Data was collected from 462 birds derived from 16th generation Northeast Agricultural University broiler lines divergently selected for abdominal fat content.

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