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Geneticists tell ostrich farmers the secrets of sex

 
  October, 18 2002 4:31
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Geneticists tell ostrich farmers the secrets of sex

Research published in the online journal, BMC Biotechnology reports on a new, large-scale technique for distinguishing between male and female ostrich chicks using DNA extracted from feathers. This new technique will remove the need for invasive procedures currently in use to sex-type ostriches and allow breeders to discover the sex of their chicks much earlier.

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