Study details genome sequence of domesticated turkey

09/8/2010 | Feedstuffs (Minnetonka, Minn.)

Researchers have successfully mapped more than 90% of the genetic makeup of the domesticated turkey, the fourth most-popular choice of meat among American consumers. The study, published Tuesday in PLoS Biology, could equip avian scientists with knowledge of certain turkey genes that may hold key to disease resistance, reproduction and fertility as well as meat quality.

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