Adaptive phenotypic and genetic variation in chickens: a landscape genomics approach



The dataset is based on the landscape genomic study of the Ethiopian indigenous chickens which aims to identify candidate genes, genomic regions and quantitative traits linked with environmental adaptation. We genotyped 513 chickens, the data has geographic information, signatures of selection analyses (Fst and XP-EHH), and redundancy analysis (RDA) outputs on 26 sample populations. Environmental values for chicken sampling sites (e.g., mean temperature of the coldest quarter) were downloaded from WorldClim.
Date made available26 May 2022
PublisherWageningen University & Research


  • animal breeds
  • species and phenotypic distribution models
  • smallholder chickens
  • genetic improvement
  • local adaptation
  • environmental predictors
  • Africa
  • livestock

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