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Genetic Strategies in Poultry to Combat Environmental Stress: An Analysis Based on GWAS  

Xiaofang Lin , Haiyong Chen
Tropical Animal Center, Hainan Institute of Tropical Agricultural Resources, Sanya, 572025, China
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Animal Molecular Breeding, 2024, Vol. 14, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/amb.2024.14.0008
Received: 01 Dec., 2023    Accepted: 15 Jan., 2024    Published: 07 Feb., 2024
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Lin X.F., and Chen H.Y., 2024, Genetic strategies in poultry to combat environmental stress: an analysis based on GWAS, Animal Molecular Breeding, 14(1): 62-71 (doi: 10.5376/amb.2024.14.0008)


This study meticulously explores the application of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in enhancing the adaptability of poultry to environmental stressors and its significant contribution to promoting the sustainable development of the poultry industry. Environmental challenges facing poultry production, including extreme climate conditions, increasingly severe disease threats, and the scarcity of nutritional resources, pose significant threats to their growth, development, and overall health. By deeply analyzing the breakthroughs achieved by GWAS technology in revealing the key genetic factors in poultry's response to these environmental stresses, this study highlights the pivotal role of genetic improvement in enhancing poultry's environmental adaptability. This study further details how the findings from GWAS research can be effectively applied in poultry breeding practices, encompassing both its immense potential and the challenges faced. Moreover, in view of the development of future poultry genetic research and breeding strategies, this study offers an in-depth outlook, especially emphasizing the necessity of continuous technological innovation and the protection of genetic diversity. This is crucial not only for addressing current and future environmental challenges but also for ensuring the long-term development of the poultry industry.

Poultry industry; Environmental stress; Genome-wide association studies (GWAS); Genetic improvement; Adaptability
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