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Purdue University

Bill Muir

Caption: Purdue's Bill Muir was part of an international research team that found commercial birds are missing more than half of the genetic diversity native to the species. The researchers suggest that interbreeding additional species with commercial lines might help protect the industry.

Credit: Purdue Agricultural Communications file photo/Tom Campbell

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