sexing birds

Dr. James E. Graham graham at
Sun Aug 4 18:03:16 EST 1996

There's an article on it in BRL Focus 14 (3) Summer 1992 which may or may 
not be relevant to Zoogen's current process. Apparently the technique 
described there uses a Southern blot to determine the abundance of a 
repetitive element unique to the avian female W chromosome. Perhaps PCR 
is used to nonspecifcaly amplify the small DNA sample submitted?

J. Graham PhD 
Biology Department 
(Listowner, Amazons-l Digest)  

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