Application of modern biotechnologies to develop a gene bank for Chinese chicken pure line breeds


Grant Data
Project Title
Application of modern biotechnologies to develop a gene bank for Chinese chicken pure line breeds
Principal Investigator
Professor Chan, Daniel Kwong On   (Principal investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
1996-04-01
Completion Date
1999-03-31
Amount
8252000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
HKU Project Code
AF/57/96
Grant Type
Industrial Support Fund
Funding Year
1996/1997
Status
Completed
Objectives
To establish a modern selective breeding programme based on genome information and phenotypic expression data to conserve "Pure Lines" of the Chinese chicken breeds in a "Gene Bank"; to establish and maintain a computerized "Chinese Chicken Gene Data Bannk" based on gene mapping information obtained by modern molecular biology techniques; to re-vitalize Hong Kong's chicken farming industry - making its products more competitive in the market, and to create a new export market of "value-added day-old ch icks".