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A Complex Genomic Rearrangement Involving the Endothelin 3 Locus Causes Dermal Hyperpigmentation in the Chicken

  • Ben Dorshorst,

    Affiliation: Science for Life Laboratory, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Anna-Maja Molin,

    Affiliation: Science for Life Laboratory, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Carl-Johan Rubin,

    Affiliation: Science for Life Laboratory, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Anna M. Johansson,

    Affiliation: Science for Life Laboratory, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Lina Strömstedt,

    Affiliation: Science for Life Laboratory, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Manh-Hung Pham,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Science, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

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  • Chih-Feng Chen,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Science, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

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  • Finn Hallböök,

    Affiliation: Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Chris Ashwell,

    Affiliation: Department of Poultry Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Leif Andersson mail

    leif.andersson@imbim.uu.se

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

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  • Published: December 22, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002412

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