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Title: Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) primordial germ cells and the potential for using embryonic chimeras to safeguard commercial turkey strains
Author: Wade, Alexander James
ISNI:       0000 0004 2668 5466
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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Diseases such as avian influenza (Al) virus can result in the destruction of whole chicken and turkey flocks. Many valuable and rare strains of poultry are maintained on farms worldwide, making them particularly susceptible to outbreaks of such diseases and resulting in a loss of valuable genetic material from the turkey gene pool, with consequences for the poultry Industry. Primordial germ cells (PGCs) are the stem cell precursors to the gametes and they take a complex migratory route throughout the developing avian embryo. starting from the epiblast and moving to the germinal crescent, blood vascular system and eventually settling in their final anatomical location within the embryonic gonads, where they will differentiate into sperm and eggs.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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