Transcriptomics Research in Chicken

D.Y. Yang, C. Gao, L.Q. Zhu, L.G. Tang, J. Liu, H. Nie

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The chicken (Gallus gallus) is an important model organism in genetics, developmental biology, immunology and evolutionary research. Moreover, besides being an important model organism the chicken is also a very important agricultural species and an important source of food (eggs and meat). The availability of the draft chicken genome sequence provided many possibilities to in detail study a variety of genomic changes during evolution using a comparison between chicken and mammals. For example, compared to mammals, the use of a Z/W sex determination system is a special aspect of the avian genome where the female is the heterogametic sex (ZW) and the male is the homogametic (ZZ) sex. A comparison of the genomic sequences of platypus, chicken and human showed that sex chromosomes evolved separately in birds and mammals
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2945-2947
JournalJournal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • gene-expression responses
  • human housekeeping genes
  • salmonella infection
  • eimeria-maxima
  • lines
  • fabricius
  • intestine
  • bursa
  • array

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