NUCLEAR MITOCHONDRIAL PSEUDOGENES IN THE CATTLE GENOME

IDENTIFICATION OF WHOLE‐GENOME SIGNIFICANT SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISMS IN CANDIDATE GENES ASSOCIATED WITH BODY CONFORMATION TRAITS IN CHINESE HOLSTEIN CATTLE

 
 
 

AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR IN CATTLE IS ASSOCIATED WITH A POLYMORPHISM IN THE MAOA GENE PROMOTER

Summary Molecular mechanisms underlying aggressive behavior are primitive and similar among the subphylum Vertebrata. In humans, a...

TELOMERE REGULATION: LESSONS LEARNT FROM MICE AND MEN, POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN HORSES

Summary Telomeres are genetically conserved nucleoprotein complexes located at the ends of chromosomes that preserve genomic stability....

 
 
 

AN ASSOCIATION ANALYSIS FOR 14 CANDIDATE GENES MAPPING TO MEAT QUALITY QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI IN A DUROC PIG POPULATION REVEALS THAT THE ATP1A2 GENOTYPE IS HIGHLY ASSOCIATED WITH MUSCLE ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY

Summary In previous GWAS carried out in a Duroc commercial line , we detected on pig chromosomes 3, 4 and 14 several QTL for gluteus...

PROCESSED PSEUDOGENE CONFOUNDING THE IDENTIFICATION OF A PUTATIVE LETHAL RECESSIVE DELETION IN THE BOVINE 60S RIBOSOMAL PROTEIN L11 GENE

 
 
 

INDELS WITHIN CAPRINE IGF2BP1 INTRON 2 AND THE 3′‐UNTRANSLATED REGIONS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH GOAT GROWTH TRAITS

Summary Insulin‐like growth factor 2 mRNA binding protein 1 is involved in the Hedgehog pathway and has been shown to regulate the...

A CANDIDATE‐SNP RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY FOR FRACTURE RISK IN JAPANESE THOROUGHBRED RACEHORSES

Summary Fractures are medical conditions that compromise the athletic potential of horses and/or the safety of jockeys. Therefore,...

 
 
 

ASSESSMENT OF GENETIC DIVERSITY AND POPULATION STRUCTURE IN CULTURED AUSTRALIAN PACIFIC OYSTERS

Summary The recent development of Pacific oyster SNP genotyping arrays has allowed detailed characterisation of genetic diversity and...

GENOME‐WIDE ASSOCIATION STUDY IDENTIFIES LOCI LINKED TO SERUM ELECTROLYTE TRAITS IN CHINESE HOLSTEIN CATTLE

Summary We aimed to identify QTL for serum electrolyte traits by performing a GWAS of calcium, chloride, sodium, potassium and magnesium...

 
 
 

OLD WORLD CAMELS IN A MODERN WORLD - A BALANCING ACT BETWEEN CONSERVATION AND GENETIC IMPROVEMENT

Summary Old World camels have served humans in cross‐continental caravans, transporting people and goods, connecting different cultures...

TEN YEARS OF THE HORSE REFERENCE GENOME: INSIGHTS INTO EQUINE BIOLOGY, DOMESTICATION AND POPULATION DYNAMICS IN THE POST‐GENOME ERA

Summary The horse reference genome from the Thoroughbred mare Twilight has been available for a decade and, together with advances...

 
 
 

AN ABCA12 MISSENSE VARIANT IN A SHORTHORN CALF WITH ICHTHYOSIS FETALIS

Summary Two clinical forms of ichthyosis in cattle have been reported, ichthyosis fetalis and congenital ichthyosis. Ichthyosis poses...

ALTERATIONS TO DNA STRUCTURE AS A CAUSE OF EXPRESSION MODIFICATIONS OF SELECTED GENES OF KNOWN INTRAUTERINE‐GROWTH‐RESTRICTION‐ASSOCIATION SHARED BY CHOSEN SPECIES - A REVIEW

Summary The review aimed at searching for DNA structure markers of epigenetic modifications leading to intrauterine growth restriction...

 
 
 

GENETIC DETERMINATION OF SEX AND SHELL COLOR IN THE PACIFIC ABALONE HALIOTIS DISCUS HANNAI REVEALED BY AN INTEGRATED LINKAGE MAP

Summary Integrated linkage maps for each sex have been constructed for the Pacific abalone Haliotis discus hannai using three F 1 mapping...

A MISSENSE VARIANT IN THE NSDHL GENE IN A CHIHUAHUA WITH A CONGENITAL CORNIFICATION DISORDER RESEMBLING INFLAMMATORY LINEAR VERRUCOUS EPIDERMAL NEVI

Summary Congenital hemidysplasia with ichthyosiform nevus and limb defects syndrome in humans is a genodermatosis characterized by...

 
 
 

IDENTIFICATION OF TWO TYRP1 LOSS‐OF‐FUNCTION ALLELES IN VALAIS RED SHEEP

Summary The Valais Red sheep breed is a local breed of the Swiss canton Valais. Although the breed is characterised by its brown colour,...

DEVELOPMENT OF AN SNP‐BASED PARENTAGE VERIFICATION PANEL FOR LOVEBIRDS

Summary The genus Agapornis, or lovebirds, are popular pet parrots worldwide. Currently, breeders are dependent on pedigree records...

 
 
 

DEVELOPMENT OF AN SNP‐BASED PARENTAGE VERIFICATION PANEL FOR LOVEBIRDS

Summary The genus Agapornis, or lovebirds, are popular pet parrots worldwide. Currently, breeders are dependent on pedigree records...

ALTERATIONS TO DNA STRUCTURE AS A CAUSE OF EXPRESSION MODIFICATIONS OF SELECTED GENES OF KNOWN INTRAUTERINE‐GROWTH‐RESTRICTION‐ASSOCIATION SHARED BY CHOSEN SPECIES - A REVIEW

Summary The review aimed at searching for DNA structure markers of epigenetic modifications leading to intrauterine growth restriction...

 
 
 



Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.S., Animal Science, Cornell University, 1990 D.V.M., North Carolina State University, 1998 What were you doing... Read more ...

Katie Dabney

Katie Dabney

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.S & B.A., Biology with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine & Psychology, Shippensburg University, 2017... Read more ...

Alexandria Laing

Alexandria Laing

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.A., Integrative Biology, Harvard University, 2019 Current Position: Professional Ice Hockey Player, The NWHL... Read more ...

Mikhala Kaseweter

Mikhala Kaseweter

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.A., Sociology and Environmental Studies, Saint Mary's College, 2017 I graduated in 2017 with a B.A. from Saint... Read more ...

Shannon Giguere

Shannon Giguere

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.A., Psychology, Colby-Sawyer College, 2019 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and... Read more ...

Casey Boyer

Casey Boyer

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.S., Animal and Poultry Sciences with an emphasis in Companion and Laboratory Animals, Virginia Tech, 2018 What... Read more ...

Eugenics or Dysgenics

Eugenics or Dysgenics

Natural Selection is nature's fail-safe method to maintain eugenics. All dogs are different; individual variation is an inherent characteristic of sexual reproduction... Read more ...

Birds in Cities

Birds in Cities

BIrds over city gate, Jaipur, India A 2007 study of urban birds and their close relatives in the wild in 73 major cities across the world found that the native ranges of urban... Read more ...

Science Says Having A Dog Makes A Man More Attractive And We Tend To Agree!

Science Says Having A Dog Makes A Man More Attractive And We Tend To Agree!

Does owning a dog increase the attractiveness of men? Um, yes! Okay, personal opinion aside, science actually says that it does. Dogs are pretty darn good at manipulating our... Read more ...

Trader Joe's Will Have Treat-Filled Advent Calendars For Dogs And Cats

Trader Joe's Will Have Treat-Filled Advent Calendars For Dogs And Cats

Christmas is filled with exciting gifts for humans, but of course, your dogs and cats want to get in on the fun as well! So, last year, Trader Joe's launched an advent calendar... Read more ...