AVIAN - Behavioural Genomics and Physiology group

Red Jungle Fowl

The AVIAN - Behavioural Genomics and Physiology group at Linköping University studies the genetic basis of behaviour and physiology.

We are attempting to dissect complex behavioural and physiological traits using modern genetic methods. Although not restricted to it, most of the group’s research focuses on Red Junglefowl and modern chicken breeds selected for farming purposes such as egg productivity or meat yield with the goals of improving poultry welfare and understanding the genetic basis of animal domestication. In spite of the featherered name, research on dogs is also an increasing part of the activities of the group.

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As a start-up task, every new PhD-student writes a literature essay on a topic related to the PhD-project in which he/she is involved. These are not peer-reviewed and may be used at the discretion of the reader, for example as an introduction to the literature in a field of interest.