BioMed Research International / 2009 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Molecular Characterization of the Ghrelin and Ghrelin Receptor Genes and Effects on Fat Deposition in Chicken and Duck

Table 1

Chicken and duck samples used in this study.

No.SpeciesPopulation SamplesBlood/live tissuesPurpose

POP1ChickenXH Blood for DNAGHRL and GHSR gene variation
POP2ChickenWRR
POP3ChickenTS
POP4ChickenLH

POP5ChickenXH&WRR Blood for DNAAssociation analysis

POP6ChickenLY 18 tissues Real time PCR
POP7ChickenHY

POP8ChickenLY Subcutaneous and abdominal adipose tissuesCell culture

POP9DuckSW Blood for DNA and proventriculus tissueGHRL gene sequence cloning

POP10DuckSW Blood for DNAGHRL and GHSR gene variation
POP11DuckPK
POP12DuckPT
POP13DuckLK

POP14DuckSW Blood for DNAAssociation analysis

POP15DuckSW 18 tissuesReal time PCR
POP16DuckPT

POP17DuckSW Subcutaneous and abdominal adipose tissuesCell culture

XH = Xinghua chicken, WRR = White Recessive Rock, TS = Taihe Silkies, LH = Leghorn, XH&WRR = an F2 population crossed by XH and WRR, LY = Lingnan Yellow, HY = Huiyang Beard, SW = Sanshui White duck, PK = Peking duck, PT = Partridge duck, and LK = Lake duck.
The 18 tissues used were pituitary, cerebrum, lung, abdominal fat, liver, testis, proventriculus, ovary, subcutaneous fat, spleen, kidney, oviduct, leg muscle, uropygial gland, hypothalamus, glandularis, small intestine, cerebellum, heart and breast muscle.

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