Poult Sci 2021 Aug 19;100(11):101440. Epub 2021 Aug 19.
Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agricultural, Khon Kaen University, Mueang Khon Kaen 40000, Thailand; Network Center for Animal Breeding and Omics Research, Faculty of Agricultural, Khon Kaen University, Mueang Khon Kaen 40000, Thailand.
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of breed, sex, and age on the gene expression level of melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R), DOPA chrome tautomerase (DCT), tyrosinase-related protein 1 (TYRP1), tyrosinase (TYR), and agouti signaling protein (ASIP) genes in Thai commercial chicken lines. All chicken have received Newscastle vaccination, and no antibiotics or any drugs were used in this study. Four chicken breeds including Black-Chinese, KU-Phuparn, Sri Mok, and Pradu Hang Dam were used in this study. Read More