|Budget Amount *help
¥15,990,000 (Direct Cost: ¥12,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,690,000)
Fiscal Year 2020: ¥3,510,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,700,000、Indirect Cost: ¥810,000)
Fiscal Year 2019: ¥4,030,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥930,000)
Fiscal Year 2018: ¥3,900,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥900,000)
Fiscal Year 2017: ¥4,550,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,050,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
Quantitative trait loci (QTL) analyses were performed to reveal the QTL for growth- and egg-related traits of chickens. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) were used as markers. As a result of the QTL analysis, 10 and 30 QTL were discovered for 24 growth- and 60 egg-related traits, respectively. Based on the result of the QTL analysis, candidate genes were selected (two for growth-related traits and three for egg-related traits), and expression analyses were performed. The former two genes were thought to be related to the expression of shank growth traits. On the other hand, the latter three genes did not seem to be involved in the expression of egg-related traits.