Cut feather containing rachis as a sampling way for avian sexing

Lih Chiann Wang, Chi Tsong Chen, Hsiao Yuan Lee, Shou-Hsien Li, Jihn Tsair Lir, Shin Chien Chin, Chang En Pu, Ching Ho Wang

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Abstract

Sex determination of birds is important to ensure successful breeding strategies, especially for endangered species. Most birds are vulnerable to stress during handling, however, so obtaining a sufficient amount of genomic DNA (gDNA) while causing the least amount of harm is a critical issue. Avian gender can be determined based on different CHD1 gene intron sizes in W and Z sex chromosomes. We have compared various specimen sources and have found that the rachis segment of a feather is a good DNA source for determining sex. This indicates that plucking the whole feather is not necessary; a cut feather including the rachis is a superior method because it decreases stress on the examined birds and is accomplished easily.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-283
Number of pages5
JournalZoo Biology
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 1

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Feathers
sex determination analysis
feathers
Birds
gender
birds
Z chromosome
Endangered Species
Sex Chromosomes
DNA
sex chromosomes
sampling
endangered species
Introns
Breeding
introns
genomics
breeding
Genes
genes

Keywords

  • CHD1
  • Intron
  • Sex determination
  • Stress

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  • Animal Science and Zoology

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Wang, L. C., Chen, C. T., Lee, H. Y., Li, S-H., Lir, J. T., Chin, S. C., ... Wang, C. H. (2006). Cut feather containing rachis as a sampling way for avian sexing. Zoo Biology, 25(4), 279-283. https://doi.org/10.1002/zoo.20083

Cut feather containing rachis as a sampling way for avian sexing. / Wang, Lih Chiann; Chen, Chi Tsong; Lee, Hsiao Yuan; Li, Shou-Hsien; Lir, Jihn Tsair; Chin, Shin Chien; Pu, Chang En; Wang, Ching Ho.

In: Zoo Biology, Vol. 25, No. 4, 01.07.2006, p. 279-283.

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Wang, LC, Chen, CT, Lee, HY, Li, S-H, Lir, JT, Chin, SC, Pu, CE & Wang, CH 2006, 'Cut feather containing rachis as a sampling way for avian sexing', Zoo Biology, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 279-283. https://doi.org/10.1002/zoo.20083
Wang LC, Chen CT, Lee HY, Li S-H, Lir JT, Chin SC et al. Cut feather containing rachis as a sampling way for avian sexing. Zoo Biology. 2006 Jul 1;25(4):279-283. https://doi.org/10.1002/zoo.20083
Wang, Lih Chiann ; Chen, Chi Tsong ; Lee, Hsiao Yuan ; Li, Shou-Hsien ; Lir, Jihn Tsair ; Chin, Shin Chien ; Pu, Chang En ; Wang, Ching Ho. / Cut feather containing rachis as a sampling way for avian sexing. In: Zoo Biology. 2006 ; Vol. 25, No. 4. pp. 279-283.
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