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Analysis of sequence data of survivors and controls from highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks

Total Funded: $28,000

 

The objective of the study is to analyze sequence data of Avian Influenza survivors and controls to find genomic regions that differ between these two groups and that, therefore, may encompass prime candidates for genes that infer resistance to HPAI.

Results from this study are expected to assist in recreating the favorable gene combinations and select birds with improved resistance to HPAI in current breeding stocks if genetic variants that convey resistance can be identified.

Scientists working on this project include: Dr. Anna Wolc, assistant professor in department of animal science at Iowa State University; Dr. Jack Dekkers, professor in department of animal science at Iowa State University; Dr. Jacqueline Smith, Roslin Institute (UK); and Dr. Janet Fulton, Hy-Line International.

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