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Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: DEVELOPMENT AND FIELD EVALUATION OF GENOME-WIDE MARKER-ASSISTED SELECTION (GWMAS) OVER MULTIPLE GENERATIONS IN COMMERCIAL POULTRY

Location: Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory

Project Number: 3635-31320-009-05
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Sep 01, 2009
End Date: Aug 31, 2013

Objective:
1) Develop a Higher Density and More Informative Chicken SNP Panel, (2) Refine the Theoretical and Molecular Aspects of GWMAS, (3) Field Assessment of GWMAS, and (4) Further Improve the Chicken Genome Assembly.

Approach:
(1) Identify knowledge gaps in genomic selection, research through computer simulations to close these gaps, and implement bioinformatic-based tools for data management, selection, and breeding decisions, and (2) conduct genomic selection in at least two commercial poultry lines. Phenotype and genotype two generations from training, then compare traditional selection with two genomic selected lines over two additional generations.

Last Modified: 8/21/2014
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