Progress and prospects in selecting for resistance to diseases
For many years, breeding companies have been expressing that there are little
chances that they can do anything on improving the disease resistance in their
birds. Traditional methods seem not to be very effective and reliable, so the
focus remained at the economic traits gain and FCR. Does molecular genetics help
to make progress in selecting for disease resistance?
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Keywords: breeding, disease, genetics,
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