Avigdor Cahaner

Prof. Avigdor Cahaner

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Quantitative genetics; genotype-by-environment interaction(GxE); chicken breeding, DNA markers, heat tolerance, ascites, immune response, fat deposition, water consumption and feed efficiency.

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Mailing Address:
The Robert H. Smith Institute of
Plant Sciences and Genetics
in Agriculture
Herzl 229, Rehovot 7610001, Israel

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Prof. Avigdor Cahaner


Research Interest

Quantitative genetics; theoretical and practical aspects of genotype-by-environment (GxE) interactions in meat-type chickens (broilers); breeding for sustainability by improving adaptation of broilers to sub-optimal conditions through genetic manipulation of metabolic, physiological and immunological functions; utilization of DNA markers in quantitative genetics studies and in practical breeding.


quantitative genetics; genotype-by-environment interaction(GxE); chickens; broilers; breeding; DNA markers; heat tolerance; ascites; immune response; fat deposition; water consumption; feed efficiency