• Genome‐wide re‐sequencing data reveals the genetic diversity and population structure of Wenchang chicken in China

    25 days ago - By Animal Genetics

    Abstract
    Wenchang chicken, the only indigenous chicken breed listed in Chinese genetic resources in Hainan province, is well known for its excellent meat quality and is sold all over southeast Asia. In recent years, the number of WC has decreased sharply with considerable variability in the quality at market. To explore the genetic diversity and population structure of WC chickens, the whole-genome data of 235 WC individuals from three conservation farms were obtained using the Illumina 150 bp paired-end platform and used in conjunction with the sequencing data from 123 individuals from...
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