African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12257

Short Communication

Relationship between genetic similarity and some productive traits in local chicken strains

Bahy Ahmed Ali1*, Mohamed Morsy Mohamed Ahmed1, Osama Mahmoud Aly2
  1Nucleic Acid Research Dept., Genetic Engineering& Biotechnology Research Institute (GEBRI), Mubarak City For Scientific Research & Technology Applications, Alexandria, Egypt. 2El-Sabhiah Poultry Research Station, Alexandria, Animal Production Research Institute- El-Dokki - Cairo, Egypt.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 21 January 2003
  •  Published: 28 February 2003



Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) technique was applied to detect genetic similarity between five local chicken strains that have been selected for eggs and meat production in Egypt. Based on six oligonucleotide primers, the genetic similarity between the egg-producing strains (Anshas, Silver Montazah and Mandarah) ranged from 72.4 to 85.4%.  While the genetic similarity between the two chicken strains selected for meat production (Baheij and El-Salam) is 86.9%.


Key words: Chicken, local strains, RAPD-PCR, genetic similarity.