National Avian Research facility

Facility provides resources, collaborative expertise and advice on all aspects of avian biology research

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The NARF provides resources for avian biology research, particularly embryos and birds from chicken lines and Japanese quail. It comprises two units: one standard poultry facility and a second that has specified pathogen free (SPF) status. Resources include expertise in genome engineering in the chicken, and a range of poultry lines. The lines maintained include layer and broiler chickens and GMO chicken lines including ubiquitous and inducible fluorescent reporter lines, particularly useful in developmental biology and immunology research. The SPF unit houses inbred and closed outbred chicken lines for immunology research and has capability for gene-editing under SPF conditions.

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