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Molecular Biology International
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 373241, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2010/373241
Research Article

Tissue-Specific Expression of the Chicken Calpain2 Gene

1Institute of Poultry Sciences, Sichuan Animal Science Academy, Chengdu, Sichuan 610066, China
2Breeding Center, College of Animal Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya'an, Sichuan 625014, China
3Sichuan Dahen Poultry Breeding Company, Chengdu, Sichuan 610066, China

Received 18 January 2010; Revised 21 June 2010; Accepted 30 June 2010

Academic Editor: Emanuel E. Strehler

Copyright © 2010 Zeng-Rong Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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