red jungle fowl


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Noun1.red jungle fowl - a jungle fowl of southeastern Asia that is considered ancestral to the domestic fowl
gallina, jungle fowl - small Asiatic wild bird; believed to be ancestral to domestic fowl
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We found that genetic variability was higher among native chicken populations than in Red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus bankiva) and Green jungle fowl (Gallus varius).
The campus of Michigan State University is home to Female #256, the Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus gallus) chicken whose blood samples gave researchers the 1 billion DNA units needed to create the first high-quality draft sequence of the chicken genome.
In 1928 they were ready to receive the first animals - two Amherst pheasants, a golden pheasant and five red jungle fowl.
We showed that ALV had colonized the host germ line of red jungle fowl before domestication to become chickens but after divergence of the genus Gallus into distinct species.
According to Malcolm Pye, agriculture director for Premier Poulty, they have used research from academics who have travelled to the Far East to study the Red Jungle Fowl, the ancestor of all domestic chickens.