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Poultry 1

Presentations on current research projects in the area of genetic improvement of poultry
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM-6:10 PM
Room: Sunset - Meeting House
Organizers:
Douglas D. Rhoads and Carl J. Schmidt
8:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks


8:30 AM
Identifying the Genetic Basis of Attenuation in Marek's Disease Virus via Experimental Evolution
Hans Cheng, USDA, ARS, ADOL; Evin Hildebrandt, Michigan State University; Masahiro Niikura, Simon Fraser University

10:00 AM
Break


10:30 AM
Preliminary Analysis of MicroRNA Transcriptome Altered by Vaccine and Marek’s Disease Virus in Chickens
Huanmin Zhang, USDA ARS Avian Disease & Oncology Laboratory; Qingmei Xie, South China Agricultural University; Shuang Chang, Michigan State Univeristy; Cathy Ernst, Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University; Jiuzhou Song, University of Maryland

11:30 AM
12:10 PM
Intermission


1:30 PM
Genome Sequencing for Research Chicken Lines Maintained in Arkansas
Byung-Whi Kong, University of Arkansas; Nicholas B. Anthony, University of Arkansas; Gisela F. Erf, University of Arkansas; Douglas D. Rhoads, University of Arkansas

1:50 PM
Candidate Gene Analysis for Ascites in Broilers
Douglas D. Rhoads, University of Arkansas

2:30 PM
The on-Going, Unfolding Story of Sperm Mobility
David P. Froman, Oregon State University

2:50 PM
PM Break


3:30 PM
Sequence Polymorphism and Predicted Structural Variation in Chicken MHC YF Class I Molecules
Marcia M. Miller, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope; Melissa K. Hamilton, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope; Jennifer Dalton, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope; Vaishnavi Balendiran, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope; Ronald M. Goto, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope

3:50 PM
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