A QTL involved in the primary antibody response toward keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) was detected on chicken chromosome 14 in the experimental population, which was created by crossing commercial White Leghorn and a Polish native chicken breed (green-legged partridgelike). The current QTL location is a validation of previous experiments pointing to the same genomic location for the QTL linked to a primary antibody response to KLH. An experimental population was typed with microsatellite markers distributed over the chicken chromosome 14. Titers of antibodies binding KLH were measured for all individuals by ELISA. Statistical models applied in the Grid QTL Web-based software were used to analyze the data: a half-sib model, a line-cross model, and combined analysis in a linkage disequilibrium and linkage analysis model. Candidate genes that have been proposed were genotyped with SNP located in genes exons. Statistical analyses of single SNP associations were performed pointing out 2 SNP of an axis inhibitor protein (AXIN1) gene as significantly associated with the trait of an interest.
|Titolo:||A quantitative trait locus for a primary antibody response to keyhole limpet hemocyanin on chicken chromosome 14-confirmation and candidate gene approach|
|Parole Chiave:||Immune response; Keyhole limpet hemocyanin; Native chicken breed; Quantitative trait loci confirmation|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/17 - Zootecnica Generale e Miglioramento Genetico|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1-set-2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3382/ps.2010-00755|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|