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Unformatted text preview: further processing, with less pressure on fast carcass development compared to broiler carcasses. 1. Concerns for poultry breeding programs in the future include: decrease in genetic variation, ascites, sudden death syndrome, reduced immune systems, tibial dyschondroplasia, reduced reproduction performance, and metabolic disturbances. Furthermore, meat quality, texture, and flavor could become problematic along with bird livability. Hysterical behavior and reproductive success will also be important area of concerns in the future. 2. Possible benefits of molecular technology in the future include: improving growth and feed conversion, marker assisted selection, reducing diseases and disorders, acceptance of consumer issues, and the finding of new genes....
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- Fall '06