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PLoS Genetics Issue Image | Vol. 4(5) May 2008

PLoS Genetics Issue Image | Vol. 4(5) May 2008

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The genetic effects of growth rate in chicken domestication

More than a century after the foundation of genetics as a scientific field, researchers are still developing a general theory for how genes can control traits. Recent advances in the conceptualization and formalization of this theory have provided new insights into the estimation of genetic effects and the genetics of evolutionary processes. This image illustrates the use of chicken growth rate to analyze the genetics of domestication (see Álvarez-Castro et al., doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000062).

Image Credit: Ernesto González Torterolo and Ignacio Castro (Náchok)

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The genetic effects of growth rate in chicken domestication

More than a century after the foundation of genetics as a scientific field, researchers are still developing a general theory for how genes can control traits. Recent advances in the conceptualization and formalization of this theory have provided new insights into the estimation of genetic effects and the genetics of evolutionary processes. This image illustrates the use of chicken growth rate to analyze the genetics of domestication (see Álvarez-Castro et al., doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000062).

Image Credit: Ernesto González Torterolo and Ignacio Castro (Náchok)

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