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Research Article

Identification of the Yellow Skin Gene Reveals a Hybrid Origin of the Domestic Chicken

  • Jonas Eriksson,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Greger Larson,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Ulrika Gunnarsson,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Bertrand Bed'hom,

    Affiliation: INRA, AgroParisTech, UMR1236 Génétique et Diversité Animales, Jouy-en-Josas, France

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  • Michele Tixier-Boichard,

    Affiliation: INRA, AgroParisTech, UMR1236 Génétique et Diversité Animales, Jouy-en-Josas, France

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  • Lina Strömstedt,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Dominic Wright,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Annemieke Jungerius,

    Affiliation: Hendrix Genetics, Breeding Research & Technology Centre, Boxmeer, The Netherlands

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  • Addie Vereijken,

    Affiliation: Hendrix Genetics, Breeding Research & Technology Centre, Boxmeer, The Netherlands

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  • Ettore Randi,

    Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale per la Fauna Selvatica, Laboratorio di Genetica, Ozzano Emilia, Italy

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  • Per Jensen,

    Affiliation: IFM Biology, Linköping University, SE-58183 Linköping, Sweden

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  • Leif Andersson mail

    Leif.Andersson@imbim.uu.se

    Affiliations: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Published: February 29, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000010

About the Authors

Jonas Eriksson, Greger Larson, Ulrika Gunnarsson, Dominic Wright, Leif Andersson
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Bertrand Bed'hom, Michele Tixier-Boichard
INRA, AgroParisTech, UMR1236 Génétique et Diversité Animales, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Lina Strömstedt, Leif Andersson
Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
Annemieke Jungerius, Addie Vereijken
Hendrix Genetics, Breeding Research & Technology Centre, Boxmeer, The Netherlands
Ettore Randi
Istituto Nazionale per la Fauna Selvatica, Laboratorio di Genetica, Ozzano Emilia, Italy
Per Jensen
IFM Biology, Linköping University, SE-58183 Linköping, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: Leif.Andersson@imbim.uu.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LA. Performed the experiments: JE GL UG. Analyzed the data: JE GL UG DW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BB MTB LS AJ AV ER PJ. Wrote the paper: JE GL LA.