cDNA cloning of a z- and w-linked gene in gallinaceous birds

J. Dvorak, J. L. Halverson, P. Gulick, Katherine A Rauen, U. K. Abbott, B. J. Kelly, F. T. Shultz

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A cDNA library was constructed from poly(A)+ RNA isolated from Turkey embryos in the third to fifth day of incubation. Ninety-two clones from the library were hybrid-ized with the genomic DNAs of male and female turkeys with the objective of selecting clones of Z- and W-linked genes that could be used for sex identification in galli-naceous birds. One such clone was isolated. Genes corresponding to the clone were completely Z and W linked in chickens and pheasants, as well as turkeys, and were designated DZWM1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-25
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heredity
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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