Parameters of the chicken genome (Gallus gallus)

Anim Genet. 1998 Aug;29(4):290-4. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2052.1998.00334.x.


As more information on the chicken genome is gathered, it is becoming increasingly more important to be able to correlate genetic and physical maps. Quantitation of the chicken karyotype is important in establishing parameters which define the genome. Here we report on the physical lengths of the chicken macrochromosomes and establish the DNA content of each, thus identifying implicitly how much of the genome is represented by the microchromosomal component. For the first time, genetic and physical data on the chicken karyotype are presented in relation to one another.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chickens / genetics*
  • Chromosome Mapping / veterinary
  • Female
  • Genetic Linkage
  • Genome*
  • Karyotyping / veterinary
  • Male
  • Metaphase