Gender identification of domesticated chicken using a PCR-based method

Richard Teh Swee Aun, and Jayaraj V.K, (2010) Gender identification of domesticated chicken using a PCR-based method. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 33 (2). pp. 329-336. ISSN 1511-3701

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Abstract

The monomorphism of newly hatched chicks poses a problem for farmers who need to separate them. Currently, the most widely used technique is the cloacal sexing method which has a low accuracy rate. Thus, a PCR based gender determination protocol was established to obtain a higher accuracy rate than conventional sexing methods. Feathers of a day up to a week old chicks were collected for the molecular analysis using the PCR targeting the CHD-W and CHD-Z genes in the chicken’s chromosome Z and chromosome W, respectively. The results of this study showed that the PCR based gender determination protocol was a sensitive and accurate method for determining the gender of monomorphic chicks as compared to the conventional sexing method.

Item Type: Non-Indexed Article
Keywords: Monomorphism - PCR based gender determination protocol - CHD-W and CHD-Z
Faculty: Faculty of Earth Sciences
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 14 May 2012 21:58
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 12:04
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/265

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