Location: Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory
Project Number: 5050-32000-016-05
Start Date: Apr 17, 2012
End Date: Aug 14, 2015
A pyrosequencing assay will be used to assess the TVB genotypes of commercial broiler breeder chickens (200 chickens) in order to determine the genetic susceptibility of the commercial chickens to ALV-E. Using gene expression analysis by microarrays, and by using DNA Southern blotting and hybridization, the tumors induced in chickens (20 samples) will be characterized and the oncogene involved will be determined.