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Endogenous retrovirus EAV-HP linked to blue egg phenotype in Mapuche fowl

Wragg, David; Mwacharo, Joram M.; Alcalde, José A.; Wang, Chen; Han, Jian-Lin; Gongora, Jaime; Gourichon, David; Tixier-Boichard, Michèle; Hanotte, Olivier

Authors

David Wragg

Joram M. Mwacharo

José A. Alcalde

Chen Wang

Jian-Lin Han

Jaime Gongora

David Gourichon

Michèle Tixier-Boichard

Olivier Hanotte

Abstract

Oocyan or blue/green eggshell colour is an autosomal dominant trait found in native chickens (Mapuche fowl) of Chile and in some of their descendants in European and North American modern breeds. We report here the identification of an endogenous avian retroviral (EAV-HP) insertion in oocyan Mapuche fowl and European breeds. Sequencing data reveals 100% retroviral identity between the Mapuche and European insertions. Quantitative real-time PCR analysis of European oocyan chicken indicates over-expression of the SLCO1B3 gene (P

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Aug 19, 2013
Journal PLoS ONE
Electronic ISSN 1932-6203
Publisher Public Library of Science
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 8
Article Number 9
Institution Citation Wragg, D., Mwacharo, J. M., Alcalde, J. A., Wang, C., Han, J., Gongora, J., …Hanotte, O. (2013). Endogenous retrovirus EAV-HP linked to blue egg phenotype in Mapuche fowl. PLoS ONE, 8(8), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071393
DOI https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0071393
Publisher URL http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0071393
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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