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  • noun (especially of domestic fowl) breeding to reveal differential sex characteristics at hatching


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  • He has discovered and studied many mutants in chickens; some of them have biomedical importance, including one shown to be an animal genetic model of human grand mal epilepsy; some of them are potentially useful in food production, including an albinism mutant that is being developed for autosexing of commercial chicken broilers.

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