Molecular Genetics of Pigeons (publications)

Discussion about specific genes and mutations
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Lotus
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Molecular Genetics of Pigeons (publications)

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For those who are interested in the genetics and mutation of the pigeon genes at the molecular DNA level, here is an introductory paper to bridge your knowledge.

Pigeonetics takes flight: evolution, development, and genetics of intraspecific variation
by Eric T. Domyan1,* and Michael D. Shapiro2,*
Dev Biol. 2017 Jul 15; 427(2): 241–250.
Published online 2016 Nov 12. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2016.11.008

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5521274/
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Re: Molecular Genetics of Pigeons (publications)

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Thanks for posting, the molecular side of genetics is something I'm not as familiar with, compared to the practical breeding side.

Breeding in a backyard is much easier than molecular biology ;)
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Well, I must confess I know absolutely nothing about molecular genetics. :( :? :oops:
Many of those discussions found in scientific publications and medical journals are way beyond my understanding .... but I find the idea fascinating. :)
It is the knowledge of molecular genetics that enables genetic engineering, and the production of GM (genetically modified) plants (and animals too? :roll: ).
We hear news about gene identification, gene splicing and gene insertion in medical and agricultural researches: such as the production of more robust better yielding plant cultivars, formulation of vaccines (like the COVID mRNA vaccines) to combat diseases, and screening and selection of more uniform farm animals (like wool production and breast cancer risks analysis). :|

Yes, I agree - backyard breeding of pigeons, budgerigars n chicken for show purposes is much easier and more fun. :D 8-)
I suppose the surprise and unexpected outcomes of cross-over and random assortment of genes during meiosis in the sexual reproduction process, can be very addictive -- kind of like calculated risk taking in a gamble at the casino. :twisted: :lol: :P ;)
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