Poultry research leads to breakthrough in genetic studies of animal domestication
Sutphin, Michael D.
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A Virginia Tech animal scientist, who in 1957 began breeding lines of White Plymouth Rock chickens based on their juvenile body weight, has provided scientists around the world with a model for exploring the molecular basis of traits like growth and reproduction - traits that molded the red jungle fowl into a farm animal roughly 8,000 years ago.
- Virginia Tech News