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A Sexual Ornament in Chickens Is Affected by Pleiotropic Alleles at HAO1 and BMP2, Selected during Domestication

  • Martin Johnsson,

    Affiliation: IFM Biology, AVIAN Behavioural Genomics and Physiology Group, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

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  • Ida Gustafson,

    Affiliation: IFM Biology, AVIAN Behavioural Genomics and Physiology Group, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

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  • Carl-Johan Rubin,

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

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  • Anna-Stina Sahlqvist,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Sciences, The Research Group of Autoimmunity, Akademiska Sjukhuset, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Kenneth B. Jonsson,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics, Akademiska Sjukhuset, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Susanne Kerje,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Sciences, The Research Group of Autoimmunity, Akademiska Sjukhuset, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Olov Ekwall,

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research, Institute of Medicine, The Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden

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  • Olle Kämpe,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Sciences, The Research Group of Autoimmunity, Akademiska Sjukhuset, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Leif Andersson,

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

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  • Per Jensen,

    Affiliation: IFM Biology, AVIAN Behavioural Genomics and Physiology Group, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

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  • Dominic Wright mail

    domwright@gmail.com

    Affiliation: IFM Biology, AVIAN Behavioural Genomics and Physiology Group, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

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  • Published: August 30, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002914

About the Authors

Martin Johnsson, Ida Gustafson, Per Jensen, Dominic Wright
IFM Biology, AVIAN Behavioural Genomics and Physiology Group, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
Carl-Johan Rubin, Leif Andersson
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, BMC, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Anna-Stina Sahlqvist, Susanne Kerje, Olle Kämpe
Department of Medical Sciences, The Research Group of Autoimmunity, Akademiska Sjukhuset, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Kenneth B. Jonsson
Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics, Akademiska Sjukhuset, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Olov Ekwall
Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research, Institute of Medicine, The Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: domwright@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DW LA PJ OK. Performed the experiments: DW IG MJ A-SS OE SK. Analyzed the data: DW MJ C-JR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DW KBJ OK LA PJ. Wrote the paper: DW MJ.