Genetically fat and lean chickens reared identically in the same environment were used to investigate the effect of the apoVLDL-II gene (intron I) on total cholesterol, triglyceride, and lipoprotein concentrations. The overall allele frequency in the 2 populations was 0.59 for allele A and 0.41 for allele B. The allele frequency in the Rugao breed was 0.52 for allele A and 0.48 for allele B; however, in the Anka breed it was 0.65 for allele A and 0.35 for allele B. The apoVLDL-II genotype in the genetically fat Anka breed was associated with a significant increase in serum triacylglyceride concentration in sexually immature birds.
MUSA, HASSAN HUSSEIN; CHEN, GUO H.; CHENG, JIN H.; BAO, WEN B.; and SULEIMAN, ADAM H.
"Single strand conformation polymorphism in intron I of the chicken apoVLDL-II gene, and its relationship with triglyceride and very low density lipoprotein concentrations,"
Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 33:
3, Article 13.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol33/iss3/13