Title: The endocrine and metabolic interface of genotype-nutrition interactions in broilers and broiler breeders
Authors: Decuypere, Eddy ×
Onagbesan, Okanlawon
Swennen, Quirine
Buyse, Johan
Bruggeman, Veerle #
Issue Date: Mar-2007
Publisher: CABI Pub.
Series Title: World's Poultry Science Journal vol:63 issue:1 pages:115-128
Abstract: In chickens and in animals in general, growth is influenced by genotype as well as by environmental factors including nutrition. Hormonal changes form, in part, the causal link between these interacting factors and the physiological processes leading to growth. It is well established that growth-related hormones (GH, SS) play different roles in different tissues. Several studies have investigated the nutritional and/or genetic effects on growth in chickens, leading to the general conclusion that the improvement of growth in modern broiler chickens is largely influenced by the genotype. In addition, it has been shown that the nutrition-determined regulation of tissues is also genotype-specific.
ISSN: 0043-9339
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Livestock-Nutrition-Quality (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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