Comparative Mapping of the Chicken Genome Using the East Lansing Reference Population

Eugene J. Smith, Leslie A Lyons, Hans H. Cheng, Steven P. Suchyta

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The annotation of known genes on linkage maps provides an informative framework for synteny mapping. In comparative gene mapping, conserved synteny is broadly defined as groups of two or more linked markers that are also linked in two or more species. Although many anonymous markers have been placed on the chicken genome map, locating known genes will augment the number of conserved syntenic groups and consolidate linkage groups. In this report, 21 additional genes have been assigned to linkage groups or chromosomes; five syntenic groups were identified. Ultimately, conserved syntenic groups may help to pinpoint important quantitative trait loci.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)743-747
Number of pages5
JournalPoultry Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Comparative mapping
  • Genes
  • Linkage
  • Polymerase chain reaction
  • Synteny

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology


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