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Endogenous retrovirus EAV-HP linked to blue egg phenotype in Mapuche fowl (2013)
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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. ISSN 1932-6203

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 avi... Read More