Genetic resistance to aflatoxin in Japanese quail

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Science  14 Dec 1979:
Vol. 206, Issue 4424, pp. 1329-1330
DOI: 10.1126/science.515737


Progress was rapid in attempts to develop lines of quail resistant to acute aflatoxicosis induced by oral dosing with aflatoxin. After five generations of selection, 8- and 11-fold differences were present in mortality between two selected lines and their respective control lines. These quail lines should be of value in investigating the physiological basis of resistance to aflatoxin.