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Embryonic Mortality and Egg-white Protein Polymorphism in Chicken

  • D. O. Schmid
  • P. Thein
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Summary

We have studied egg-white protein polymorphism in 4450 incubated and un-incubated eggs from White Leghorn chickens.

We found the B-allele of Lush locus II to predispose to embryonic mortality. In two other populations we found the A-allele of locus II to predispose to embryonic mortality. It is therefore concluded, that embryonic mortality is not controlled by one factor alone.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. O. Schmid
    • 1
  • P. Thein
    • 1
  1. 1.Livestock Breeding Research OrganizationInstitute of Animal Blood Group and Resistance ResearchMunichG.F.R

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