Title page for ETD etd-05112006-154824

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Kurima, Kiyoto
URN etd-05112006-154824
Title Transcriptional regulation of the prolactin gene in turkeys
Degree PhD
Department Genetics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Bender, Patrick A. Committee Chair
Denbow, Donald Michael Committee Member
Rutherford, Charles L. Committee Member
Storrie, Brian Committee Member
Wong, Eric A. Committee Member
  • turkey
  • prolactin
  • pit-1
  • gene regulation
  • transcription
Date of Defense 1996-08-05
Availability restricted

Poor reproductive performance by turkey hens compared with chickens is partially due to the early cessation of egg production associated with the onset of incubation behavior. Prolactin (Prl) is involved in the induction and maintenance of incubation behavior in birds, and understanding the regulatory mechanism(s) of Prl gene expression will provide fundamental information to manipulate Prl production for better reproductive performance in turkey hens.

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