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Offline ghazalnaz878

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genetically modified hens
« on: 13/01/2003 17:54:55 »
i need to know the name of the gene that helps to increase the flesh quantity in chickens and makes them fragile &week? this also now being used in many restaurants.give me some detail please.



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Re: genetically modified hens
« Reply #1 on: 19/01/2003 10:47:45 »
You are probably thinking of the myogenic regulatory genes, which include Myf-5, myogenin, MyoD, and MRF4 (herculin, Myf6) and are responsible for making cells in the developing embryo turn into muscle.

Some references include :

This piece from Calgary University might, whilst detailed, is a nice overview from the embryological standpoint :

And this abstract covers the phenotype of various knockouts :

Hope this helps


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