Avigdor Cahaner

Prof. Avigdor Cahaner

Emeritus
Tel: +972-(0)8-9489214 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9489432 | Mobile: +972-(0)54-8820091
Quantitative genetics; genotype-by-environment interaction(GxE); chicken breeding, DNA markers, heat tolerance, ascites, immune response, fat deposition, water consumption and feed efficiency.

Featherless broilers

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Mailing Address:
The Robert H. Smith Institute of
Plant Sciences and Genetics
in Agriculture
POB 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel

Administrator: Anat Gazit Booton 
Tel: 972-8-948-9251,
Fax: 972-8-948-9899,
E-mail: anatg@savion.huji.ac.il

Director: Prof. David Weiss
Tel: 972-8-948-9436
Fax: 972-8-948-9899
E-mail: david.weiss@mail.huji.ac.il

 

Publications

Selected Publications

 

  • Dawud I.,G. Goshu, W. Esatu, and A. Cahaner, 2019. Dual-purpose production of genetically different chicken crossbreeds in Ethiopia. 2. Egg and meat production of the final-crossbreed females and males. Poult. Sci. 98: 3405–3417. DOI: 10.3382/ps/pez137
  • Dawud I.,G. Goshu, W. Esatu, and A. Cahaner, 2019. Dual-purpose production of genetically different chicken crossbreeds in Ethiopia. 1. Parent stocks’ feed intake, body weight, and reproductive performance. Poult. Sci. 98: 3119–3129.  DOI: 10.3382/ps/pez136
  • Simon, Y., B. Levavi-Sivan, A. Cahaner, G. Hulata, A. Antler, L. Rozenfeld, and I. Halachmi. 2017.  A behavioural sensor for fish stress. Aquacultural Engineering, 77: 107–111. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaeng.2017.04.001
  • Yair R., A. Cahaner, Z. Uni, and R. Shahar. 2017. Maternal and genetic effects on broiler bone properties during incubation period. Poult. Sci. 96: 2301-2311.  DOI: 10.3382/ps/pex021
  • Hadad Y., A. Cahaner, and O. Halevy. 2014. Featherless and feathered broilers under control versus hot conditions. 2. Breast muscle development and growth in pre- and post-hatch periods. Poult. Sci. 93:1076-1087. DOI: 10.3382/ps.2013-03592
  • Hadad Y., O. Halevy and A. Cahaner. 2014. Featherless and feathered broilers under control versus hot conditions. 1. Breast meat yield and quality. Poult. Sci. 93:1067-1075.  DOI: 10.3382/ps.2013-03591
  • Wells, K., Y. Hadad, D. Ben-Avraham, J. Hillel, A. Cahaner, D. J. Headon. 2012. Genome-wide SNP scan of pooled DNA reveals nonsense mutation in FGF20 in the Scaleless line of featherless chickens. BMC Genomics 13:257.
  • Azoulay, Y., S. Druyan, L. Yadgary, Y. Hadad, and A. Cahaner. 2011. The viability and performance at hot conditions of featherless broilers vs. fully-feathered broilers. Poult. Sci. 90:19-29.
  • Yadgary, L., A. Cahaner, O. Kedar, and Z. Uni. 2010. Yolk sac nutrient composition and fat uptake in late-term embryos in eggs from young and old broiler breeder hens. Poult. Sci. 89:2441-2452.
  • Ozkan, S., C. Takma, S. Yahav, B. Sogut, L. Turkmut, H. Erturun, and A. Cahaner. 2010. The effects of feed restriction and ambient temperature on growth and ascites mortality of broilers reared at high altitude. Poult. Sci. 89:974-985.
  • Druyan, S., D. Shinder, A. Shlosberg, A. Cahaner, and S. Yahav. 2009. Physiological parameters in broiler lines divergently selected for the incidence of ascites. Poult. Sci. 88:1984-01990.
  • Cahaner, A., J. A. Ajuh, M. Siegmund-Schultze, Y. Azoulay, S. Druyan, and A. Valle Zárate. 2008. Effects of the genetically reduced feather coverage in naked neck and featherless broilers on their performance under hot conditions. Poult. Sci. 87:2517-2527.
  • Druyan S., Y. Hadad, and A. Cahaner. 2008. Growth rate of ascites-resistant versus ascites-susceptible broilers in commercial and experimental lines. Poultry Sci. 87:904-911.
  • Atzmon, G., S. Blum, M. Feldman, A. Cahaner, U. Lavi, and J. Hillel. 2008. QTLs detected in a multigenerational resource chicken population. J. Hered. 99:528-538.
  • Druyan S., A. Cahaner and C. M. Ashwell, 2007. The expression patterns of HIF1α, HYOU1, HO1, and cTnT during development of the chicken heart. Poultry Sci. 86:2384-2389.
  • Druyan S., and A. Cahaner. 2007. Segregation among test-cross progeny suggests that two complementary dominant genes explain the difference between ascites-resistant and ascites-susceptible broiler lines. Poultry Sci. 86:2295-2300.
  • Druyan S., A. Ben-David, and A. Cahaner. 2007. Development of ascites-resistant and ascites-susceptible broiler lines. Poultry Sci. 86:811-822.
  • Druyan, S., A. Shlosberg, and A. Cahaner. 2007. Evaluation of growth rate, body weight, heart rate, and blood parameters as potential indicators for selection against susceptibility to the ascites syndrome in young broilers. Poultry Sci. 86:621-629.
  • Lahav, T., G. Atzmon, S. Blum, G. Ben-Ari, S. Weigend, A. Cahaner, U. Lavi and J. Hillel. 2006. Marker-assisted selection based on a multi-trait economic index in chicken: experimental results and simulation. Animal Genetics 37:482-488.
  • Lavi, Y., A. Cahaner, T. Pleban, and J. Pitkovski, 2005. Genetic variation in Major Histocompatibility Complex Class I α2 gene among broilers divergently selected for high or low early antibody response to Escherichia coli. Poultry Sci. 84:1199-1208.
  • Gur, A., Y. Semel, A. Cahaner, and N. Zamir, 2004. Real time QTL of complex phenotypes in tomato interspecific introgression lines. Trends in Plant Science 9:107-109.
  • Cahaner, A., S. Druyan, and N. Deeb, 2003. Improving broiler meat production, especially in hot climates, by genes that reduce or eliminate feather coverage. British Poultry Sci. 44 (Supplement):22-23.
  • Deeb, N., A. Shlosberg, and A. Cahaner, 2002. Genotype-by-environment interaction with broiler genotypes differing in growth rate. 4. Association between responses to heat stress and to cold-induced ascites. Poultry Sci. 81:1454-1462.
  • Yunis, R., E. D. Heller, J. Hillel, and A. Cahaner, 2002. Microsatellite markers associated with quantitative trait loci controlling antibody response to Escherichia coli and Salmonella enteritidis in young broilers. Animal Genetics 33:407-414.
  • Deeb, N. and A. Cahaner, 2002. Genotype-by-environment interaction with broiler genotypes differing in growth rate. 3. Growth rate and water consumption of broiler progeny from weight-selected versus non-selected parents under normal and high ambient temperatures. Poultry Sci. 81:293-301.
  • Atzmon, G., D. Cassuto, U. Lavi, A. Cahaner, G. Zeitlin, and J. Hillel, 2002. DNA markers and crossbreeding scheme as means to select sires for heterosis in egg production of chickens. Animal Genetics 33:132-139.
  • Yunis, R., E. D. Heller, and A. Cahaner, 2002. Genetic and phenotypic correlation between antibody responses to Escherichia Coli, infectious bursa disease virus (IBDV), and Newcastle disease virus (NDV), in broiler lines selected on antibody response to Escherichia Coli. Poultry Sci. 81:302-308.
  • Yunis, R., A. Ben-David, E. D. Heller, and A. Cahaner, 2002. Antibody responses and morbidity following infection with infectious bronchitis virus and challenge with Escherichia coli, in lines divergently selected on antibody response. Poultry Sci. 81:149-159.
  • Deeb, N., and A. Cahaner, 2001. Genotype-by-environment interaction with broiler genotypes differing in growth rate: 2. The effects of high ambient temperature on dwarf versus normal broilers. Poultry Sci. 80:541-548.
  • Deeb, N., and A. Cahaner, 2001. Genotype-by-environment interaction with broiler genotypes differing in growth rate. 1. The effects of high ambient temperature and naked-neck genotype on stocks differing in genetic background. Poultry Sci. 80:695-702
  • Pitcovski, J., A. Cahaner, E.D. Heller, T. Zouri, B. Gutter, Y. Gotfried and G. Leitner, 2001. Immune response and resistance to infectious bursal disease virus of chicken lines selected for high or low antibody response to Escherichia coli. Poultry Sci. 80:879-884.
  • Roush, W.B., R.F. Wideman, A. Cahaner, N. Deeb,B and T.L.Cravener, 2001. Minimal number of chicken daily growth velocities for artificial neural network detection of pulmonary hypertension syndrome (PHS). Poultry Sci. 80:254-259.
  • Yonash, N., H.H. Cheng, J. Hillel, E.D. Heller, and A. Cahaner, 2001. DNA microsatellites linked to quantitative trait loci affecting antibody response and survival rate in meat-type chickens. Poultry Sci. 80:22-28.
  • Yonash, N., G. Leitner, A. Cahaner, and E.D. Heller, 2000. The dynamics of antibody response to Escherichia coli vaccination in meat-type chicks. Poultry Sci. 79:1418-1423
  • Yunis, R., A. Ben-David, E.D. Heller, and A. Cahaner, 2000. Immunocompetence and viability under commercial conditions of broiler groups differing in growth rate and in antibody response to Escherichia coli vaccine. Poultry Sci. 79:810-816.
  • Kaiser M.G., N. Yonash, H.H. Cheng, A. Cahaner, and S.J. Lamont, 2000. Microsatellite polymorphism between and within broilers lines. Poultry Sci., 79:626-628.
  • Yonash, N., E.D. Heller, J. Hillel, and A. Cahaner, 2000. Detection of RFLP markers associated with antibody response in meat-type chickens: haplotype/genotype, single-band and multi-band analyses of RFLP in the major histocompatibility complex. J. Hered. 91:24-30.
  • Cahaner A., R. Yunis, Y. Lavi, and N. Deeb, 1999. Interactions between single-genes, polygenes, genetic backgrounds and environments, and their implication to broiler breeding and production. Proc. Eur. Poultry Genetics Symposium, Mariensee (Germany), pp. 50-58.
  • Yunis, R., and A. Cahaner, 1999. The effects of the naked-neck (Na) and frizzle (F) genes on growth and meat yield of broilers, and their interactions with ambient temperatures and potential growth rate. Poultry Sci. 78:1347-1352.
  • Settar, P., S. YalC'in, L. TC
  • Deeb, N., and A. Cahaner, 1999. The effects of naked neck genotypes, ambient temperature, feeding status and their interactions on body temperature and performance of broilers. Poultry Sci. 78:1341-1346.
  • Yonash, N., M. G. Kaiser, E.D. Heller, A. Cahaner, and S.J. Lamont, 1999. Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) related cDNA probes associated with antibody response in meat-type chickens. Anim. Genet. 30:92-101.
  • Beharav, A., M.J. Pinthus, and A. Cahaner, 1998. Estimating heritability of familes derived from single plants at an advanced generation of self-fertilizing species: developing general formulas and estimating spring wheat traits. Israel J. Plant Sci. 46:209-212.
  • Yahav, S., D. Lugar, A. cahaner, M. Dotan, M. Rusal, and S. Hurwitz, 1998. Thermoregulation in naked neck chickens subjected to different ambient temperatures. Br. Poult. Sci. 39:133-138.
  • Cahaner, A., N. Deeb, R. Yunis, and Y. Lavi, 1998. Reduced stress tolerance in fast growing broilers. Proc. 10th European Poultry Conference, Jerusalem (Israel), Vol. I, pp. 113-117.
  • Shlosberg, A., M. Bellaiche, E. Berman, S. Perek, N. Deeb, E. Neumark, and A. Cahaner, 1998. Relationship between broiler chicken haematocrit-selected parents and their progeny, with regard to haematocrit, mortality from ascites and body weight. Res. Vet. Sci. 64:105-109.
  • Shlosberg, A., M. Bellaiche, E. Berman, A. Ben David, N. Deeb, and A. Cahaner, 1998. Comparative effects of added sodium chloride, ammonium chloride, or potassium bicarbonate in the drinking water of broilers, and feed restriction, on development of the ascites syndrome. Poultry Sci. 77:1287-1296.
  • Beharav, A., A. Cahaner and M.J. Pinthus, 1998 . Genetic correlations between culm length, grain yield and seedling elongation within tall (rht1) and semi-dwarf (Rht1) spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Eur. J. Agron. 9:35-40.
  • Cahaner A., N. Yonash, R. Yunis, J. Hillel, D. Heller, M. G. Kaiser, and S. J. Lamont, 1997. QTL identification in a cross between lines selected divergently for high and low immune response to E. coli. Proc. 3rd Eur. Poultry Breeders' Roundtable, Prague (Czech Republic), pp. 92-105.
  • Yalcin, S., Testik, A., Ozkan, S., Settar, P., Celen, F. and Cahaner, A. (1997) Performance of naked neck and normal broilers in hot, warm, and temperate climates. Poultry Sci., 76: 930b
  • Yalcin, S., Settar, P., Ozkan, S. and Cahaner, A. (1997) Comparative evaluation of three commercial broiler stocks under hot vs. temperate climate. Poultry Sci., 76: 921b

 

 

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