Genetic parameters and mapping quantitative trait loci associated with tibia traits in broilers
“Genetic parameters and mapping quantitative trait loci associated with tibia traits in broilers”, vol. 14, pp. 17544-17554, 2015.,
Selection among broilers for performance traits is resulting in locomotion problems and bone disorders, once skeletal structure is not strong enough to support body weight in broilers with high growth rates. In this study, genetic parameters were estimated for body weight at 42 days of age (BW42), and tibia traits (length, width, and weight) in a population of broiler chickens. Quantitative trait loci (QTL) were identified for tibia traits to expand our knowledge of the genetic architecture of the broiler population.