Consortium Expects Completed Turkey Genome to Usurp Chicken as Avian Reference | GenomeWeb

By Monica Heger

This article, originally published Nov. 24, has been updated from a previous version to include additional information about the project.

The Turkey Genome Sequencing Consortium has sequenced 90 percent of the domesticated turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) genome, and under a new two-year $908,280 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture plans to complete the genome to a standard that it hopes will allow it to be the new reference genome for avian genomics.

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