A chromosome-wide QTL mapping on chromosome 2 to identify loci affecting live weight and carcass traits in F2 population of Japanese quail

https://doi.org/10.17221/113/2014-CJASCitation:Nasirifar E., Talebi M., Esmailizadeh A.K., Moradian H., Sohrabi S.S., Askari N. (2016): A chromosome-wide QTL mapping on chromosome 2 to identify loci affecting live weight and carcass traits in F2 population of Japanese quail. Czech J. Anim. Sci., 61: 290-297.
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The Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) is a considerable species which is often used for animal modelling in breeding researches. This study aims to detect quantitative trait loci (QTL) underlying growth and carcass traits in Japanese quail. A three-generation resource population was developed using wild and white Japanese quail strains. The total mapping population consisted of 472 birds. Eight pairs of white and wild birds were mated reciprocally and 34 F1 birds were generated. The F1 birds were intercrossed to produce F2 offspring (422 birds). All of the animals from three generations were genotyped for four microsatellite markers on chromosome 2 in quail. QTL analysis was performed with the Least Squares interval mapping method. The results indicated significant QTL for breast weight, carcass weight, pre-stomach weight, pancreas percentage, head weight, intestine weight, spleen weight, and heart weight. There was also evidence for dominance QTL affecting pre-stomach weight, percentage of pre-stomach weight, and percentage of breast on chromosome 2. The proportion of F2 phenotypic variation explained by significant additive and dominance QTL effects ranged from 1.06 to 3.33% and 0.71 to 4.36%, respectively. There was no evidence for imprinting effect on the studied traits.
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Tuiskula-Haavisto M., Honkatukia M., Vilkki J., de Koning D., Schulman N., Maki-Tanila A. (2002): Mapping of quantitative trait loci affecting quality and production traits in egg layers. Poultry Science, 81, 919-927  https://doi.org/10.1093/ps/81.7.919
 
Zhou H., Deeb N., Evock-Clover C. M., Ashwell C. M., Lamont S. J. (2006): Genome-Wide Linkage Analysis to Identify Chromosomal Regions Affecting Phenotypic Traits in the Chicken. II. Body Composition. Poultry Science, 85, 1712-1721  https://doi.org/10.1093/ps/85.10.1712
 
Abasht Behnam, Pitel Frédérique, Lagarrigue Sandrine, Le Bihan-Duval Elisabeth, Le Roy Pascale, Demeure Olivier, Vignoles Florence, Simon Jean, Cogburn Larry, Aggrey Sammy, Vignal Alain, Douaire Madeleine (2006): Fatness QTL on chicken chromosome 5 and interaction with sex. Genetics Selection Evolution, 38, 297-  https://doi.org/10.1186/1297-9686-38-3-297
 
Atzmon G., Blum S., Feldman M., Cahaner A., Lavi U., Hillel J. (2008): QTLs Detected in a Multigenerational Resource Chicken Population. Journal of Heredity, 99, 528-538  https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esn030
 
Baron E. E., Moura A. S. A. M. T., Ledur M. C., Pinto L. F. B., Boschiero C., Ruy D. C., Nones K., Zanella E. L., Rosário M. F., Burt D. W., Coutinho L. L. (2011): QTL for percentage of carcass and carcass parts in a broiler x layer cross. Animal Genetics, 42, 117-124  https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.2010.02105.x
 
Bassam Brant J., Caetano-Anollés Gustavo, Gresshoff Peter M. (1991): Fast and sensitive silver staining of DNA in polyacrylamide gels. Analytical Biochemistry, 196, 80-83  https://doi.org/10.1016/0003-2697(91)90120-I
 
Beaumont C., Roussot O., Feve K., Vignoles F., Leroux S., Pitel F., Faure J. M., Mills A. D., Guémené D., Sellier N., Mignon-Grasteau S., Le Roy P., Vignal A. (2005): A genome scan with AFLPTM markers to detect fearfulness-related QTLs in Japanese quail. Animal Genetics, 36, 401-407  https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.2005.01336.x
 
Bonafe C.M., Torres R.A., Teixeira R.B., Silva F.G., Sousa M.F., Leite C.D.S. (2011): Heterogeneity of residual variance in random regression models in the description of meat quail growth. Brazilian Journal of Animal Science, 40, 2129–2134.
 
Botstein D., White R.L., Skolnick M., Davis R.W. (1980): Construction of a genetic linkage map in man using restriction fragment length polymorphisms. American Journal of Human Genetics, 32, 314–331.
 
Churchill G.A., Doerge R.W. (1994): Empirical threshold values for quantitative trait mapping. Genetics, 138, 963–971.
 
Esmailizadeh A. K., Baghizadeh A., Ahmadizadeh M. (2012): Genetic mapping of quantitative trait loci affecting bodyweight on chromosome 1 in a commercial strain of Japanese quail. Animal Production Science, 52, 64-  https://doi.org/10.1071/AN11220
 
Haley C., Knott S., Elsen J. (1994): Mapping quantitative trait loci in crosses between outbred lines using Least Squares. Genetics, 136, 1195–1207.
 
Hamoen F. F., Van Kaam J. B. C. H. M., Groenen M. A., Vereijken A. L. J., Bovenhuis H. (2001): Detection of Genes on the Z-Chromosome Affecting Growth and Feathering in Broilers. Poultry Science, 80, 527-534  https://doi.org/10.1093/ps/80.5.527
 
Ikeobi C.O.N, Woolliams J.A, Morrice D.R, Law A, Windsor D, Burt D.W, Hocking P.M (2004): Quantitative trait loci for meat yield and muscle distribution in a broiler layer cross. Livestock Production Science, 87, 143-151  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livprodsci.2003.09.020
 
Ito S., Kimura M., Isogai I. (1988): A sex difference in recombination values between extended brown and phosphoglucose isomerase loci in Japanese quail. Japanese Journal of Zootechnical Science, 59, 801–805.
 
Kayang B. B., Vignal A., Inoue-Murayama M., Miwa M., Monvoisin J. L., Ito S., Minvielle F. (2004): A first-generation microsatellite linkage map of the Japanese quail. Animal Genetics, 35, 195-200  https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.2004.01135.x
 
Kleiber M. (1947): Body size and metabolic rate. Physiology Reviews, 27, 511–541.
 
Liu X., Li H., Wang S., Hu X., Gao Y., Wang Q., Li N., Wang Y., Zhang H. (2007): Mapping Quantitative Trait Loci Affecting Body Weight and Abdominal Fat Weight on Chicken Chromosome One. Poultry Science, 86, 1084-1089  https://doi.org/10.1093/ps/86.6.1084
 
Minvielle F., Kayang B., Inoue-Murayama M., Miwa M., Vignal A., Gourichon D., Neau A., Monvoisin J., Ito S. (2005): Microsatellite mapping of QTL affecting growth, feed consumption, egg production, tonic immobility and body temperature of Japanese quail. BMC Genomics, 6, 87. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-6-87
 
Narinc Dogan, Aksoy Tulin, Karaman Emre (2010): Genetic Parameters of Growth Curve Parameters and Weekly Body Weights in Japanese Quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9, 501-507  https://doi.org/10.3923/javaa.2010.501.507
 
Roussot Odile, Feve Katia, Plisson-Petit Florence, Pitel Frédérique, Faure Jean-Michel, Beaumont Catherine, Vignal Alain (2003): AFLP linkage map of the Japanese quail Coturnix japonica. Genetics Selection Evolution, 35, 559-  https://doi.org/10.1186/1297-9686-35-6-559
 
Shibusawa M., Minai S., Nishida-Umehara C., Suzuki T., Mano T., Yamada K., Namikawa T., Matsuda Y. (2001): A comparative cytogenetic study of chromosome homology between chicken and Japanese quail. Cytogenetic and Genome Research, 95, 103-109  https://doi.org/10.1159/000057026
 
Sohrabi S. S., Esmailizadeh A. K., Baghizadeh A., Moradian H., Mohammadabadi M. R., Askari N., Nasirifar E. (2012): Quantitative trait loci underlying hatching weight and growth traits in an F2 intercross between two strains of Japanese quail. Animal Production Science, 52, 1012-  https://doi.org/10.1071/AN12100
 
Tuiskula-Haavisto M., Honkatukia M., Vilkki J., de Koning D., Schulman N., Maki-Tanila A. (2002): Mapping of quantitative trait loci affecting quality and production traits in egg layers. Poultry Science, 81, 919-927  https://doi.org/10.1093/ps/81.7.919
 
Zhou H., Deeb N., Evock-Clover C. M., Ashwell C. M., Lamont S. J. (2006): Genome-Wide Linkage Analysis to Identify Chromosomal Regions Affecting Phenotypic Traits in the Chicken. II. Body Composition. Poultry Science, 85, 1712-1721  https://doi.org/10.1093/ps/85.10.1712
 
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