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Quantitative Trait Locus and Association Studies affecting Meat Colors in Chicken : Review
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Poultry Science
  • Volume 42, Issue 4,  2015, pp.315-325
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Poultry Science
  • DOI : 10.5536/KJPS.2015.42.4.315
 Title & Authors
Quantitative Trait Locus and Association Studies affecting Meat Colors in Chicken : Review
Seo, Dongwon; Lee, Jun Heon;
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Recently, livestock breeding is more focused on the meat quality rather than meat quantity, mainly due to the improvement of consumers` income. Among the meat quality traits, meat color is one of very important traits because meat color is the first selection criterion from the consumers in the market. Most of the economically important traits have continuous variations and these are called quantitative traits. the genomic locations affecting these traits are called quantitative trait locus (QTL), which is mostly controlled by many genes having small effects. In this study, the recent QTL and candidate gene studies were reviewed in order to meet the consumers` demand for the future market. In the chicken QTL database, three traits are related with meat colors, namely breast color (Bco), meat color (Mco), drip loss (DL) and pH. The identified number of QTLs is 33 from 13 chromosomal regions. In these QTL regions, 14 candidate genes were identified; Eight for meat color (APP, BCMO1, COL1A2, FTO, KPNA2, PSMD12, G0S2, FTSJ3), two for drip loss (AGRP, FTO) and four for pH (GALNT1, PCDH19, DIAPH1, SPP2). These QTLs and candidate genes need to be confirmed and fine mapping is ultimately needed for identification of causative variations. The recently developed chicken resource population using Korean native chicken can be used for the improvement of meat quality traits, which increase the value that needed in the chicken industry.
quantitative trait loci;candidate gene;meat color;Korean native chicken;
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