Application of modern biotechnologies to develop a gene bank for Chinese chicken pure line breeds
Professor Chan, Daniel Kwong On (Principal investigator)
HKU Project Code
Industrial Support Fund
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".