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Chicken Genome
No matter what side of the road they're on, chickens are an extremely important model for many fields of biology, including Nobel Prize winning advances in immunology, virology, and development. Thus it's only fitting that the chicken is the first bird to have its genome sequenced. Nature is proud to present here an extensive resource for the chicken genome, including the physical map, sequence, analysis, and description of genome variation in wild versus domesticated breeds. The research papers are available free, as with all our primary genome content.


Sequence and comparative analysis of the chicken genome provide unique perspectives on vertebrate evolution
International Chicken Genome Sequencing Consortium
Nature 432, 695–716 (9 Dec 2004)

A genetic variation map for chicken with 2.8 million single-nucleotide polymorphisms
International Chicken Polymorphism Map Consortium
Nature 432, 717–722 (9 Dec 2004)

A physical map of the chicken genome
Wallis J.W. et al.
Nature 432, 761–764 (9 Dec 2004)

Genomes: Fowl sequence
Schmutz J. & Grimwood J.
Nature 432, 679 - 680 (9 Dec 2004)

Chickens join the genome club
News coverage and interactive graphics as a battery of researchers hatch out full fowl sequence.

Genome Research:
the chicken genome

Read the special issue of Genome Research featuring 11 papers analysing the newly published chicken genome.

Comparative analyses of multi-species sequences from targeted genomic regions
Thomas J.W. et al.
Nature 424, 788–793 (14 Aug 2003)

The chicken as a model for large-scale analysis of vertebrate gene function
Brown W.R.A., Hubbard S.J., Tickle C. & Wilson S.A.
Nature Reviews Genetics 4, 87–98 (Feb 2003)

News and Views
Chicken genomics: Feather-pecking and victim pigmentation
Keeling L. et al.
Nature 431, 645–646 (7 Oct 2004)

'Shocking" developments in chick embryology: electroporation and in ovo gene expression
Itasaki N., Bel-Vialar S. & Krumlauf R.
Nature Cell Biology 1, E203–207 (Dec 1999)

Fate maps old and new
Clarke J.D. & Tickle C.
Nature Cell Biology 1, E103–109 (Aug 1999)

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