The results of a large number of experiments are summarised, conducted with layers, broiler chickens, turkeys and pigs aimed at determining the nature and magnitude of genotype - environment interactions. Special attention is devoted to sex as a very important genetic factor influencing the variance of the traits studied in broiler chicken, turkey and pigs and as a main factor involved in causing sex - environment, sex - level of nutrition interactions. As the performance differences between commercial strains (hybrids) of broiler chicken, turkey and pigs diminish, the importance of the sex differences increase. The literature cited provides details regarding the topics discussed.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2001|
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