Contemporary avian genetics addresses biological questions at the genome-wide level. In the course of the last century, an enormous wealth of information has been accumulated regarding genetics, physiology and biochemistry of poultry and wild bird species.
A classical non-mammalian genetic model, chicken exemplifies both an important agricultural species and an anchor organism for studying the evolution of vertebrate genomes and developmental mechanisms. The success of the chicken genome project has been preceded by decades of genetic linkage mapping. The recent draft of the chicken genome sequence can be used as a reference in comparative mapping of other avian genomes making up for the lack of knowledge in genetics and genomics of other domestic and wild birds.
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