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Khoa et al

Greener Journal of  Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (10), pp. 716-725, October 2013.

 ISSN: 2276-7770  

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 042613589


Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Gh, Ghr, Ghsr and Insulin Candidate Genes in Chicken Breeds of Vietnam


1*Do Vo Anh Khoa, 2Nguyen Thi Kim Khang, 2Nguyen Trong Ngu, 3Joseph Matey, 4Huynh Thi Phuong Loan, 

5Nguyen Thi Dieu Thuy


1Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agriculture and Applied Biology, Can Tho University, Vietnam.

2Department of Agricultural Breeding and Genetics, College of Agriculture and Applied Biology, Can Tho University, Vietnam.

3Laboratory for Animal Production and Animal Product Quality, Ghent University, Belgium.

4Department of Food Technology, College of Agriculture and Applied Biology, Can Tho University, Vietnam.

5Institute of Biotechnology, Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam.


*Corresponding Author’s Email: dvakhoa @ ctu. edu. vn, Tel: +84-918026653,

Fax: +84-7103-830814


The aim of this study is to evaluate genetic potential in chicken breeds raised in Vietnam. They include local chicken breeds (Noi and Tau Vang giving good health and meat quality traits but they are not intensively studied yet) and a commercial breed (Cobb 500 giving high growth performance and meat yield in industrial poultry production system in the world, including Vietnam). Therefore, candidate genes GH, GHR, GHSR and insulin related to these traits were investigated for identifying their single nucleotide polymorphisms by using PCR-RFLP method across different populations of chicken. The results provide basic foundation to continuously study the effects of genetic polymorphisms in the candidate genes on performance and meat quality traits of local Vietnamese chickens.
Keywords: Genetic variation, Candidate genes, Chicken, Vietnam.

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