Genetic marker for poultry ascites sought

Genetic marker for poultry ascites sought

RESEARCHERS at the University of Arkansas and the University of Delaware have received federal funding to identify a genetic marker for resistance to the metabolic disease ascites in commercial poultry.

Douglas Rhoads, a professor in the University of Arkansas department of biological sciences, is leading the study with collaborators Nick Anthony and Byung-Whi Kong in the university's department of poultry science and Carl Schmidt at the University

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