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Research Project: Genetic and Epigenetic Resistance to Marek's Disease

Location: Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory

Project Number: 5050-31320-009-04
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 21, 2011
End Date: Dec 31, 2014

To identify genetic and epigenetic factors, markers, causal genes, or DNA methylation signatures that are underlying of genetic resistance to the viral induced poultry disease.

Michigan State University (MSU) will provide expertise on genetic and epigenetic analysis in the joint effort to identify the genetic and epigenetic factors using genetic resources at ADOL. MSU will also help to conduct Marek’s disease virus challenge trials, and take varied samples including blood samples, prepare DNA and RNA samples, to conduct necropsy of experimental birds, and in subsequent lab and data analyses of the project.

Last Modified: 12/22/2014
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