REINTERPRETING SHEEP MUSCLE STRAND‐SPECIFIC RNA SEQUENCING DATA SHOWING EXTENSIVE 3′UTR EXTENSIONS

Summary The more complex 3′ UTR in higher organisms may have the function of increasing post‐transcriptional gene regulation. Recent...

THE ASP298ASN POLYMORPHISM OF MELANOCORTIN‐4 RECEPTOR IN PIGS: EVIDENCE FOR ITS POTENTIAL EFFECTS ON MC4R CONSTITUTIVE ACTIVITY AND CELL SURFACE EXPRESSION

Summary In humans and mice, melanocortin receptor 4 and melanocortin receptor accessory protein 2 can form a complex and control energy...

 
 
 

GENETIC DIVERSITY IN IRANIAN INDIGENOUS SHEEP VIS‐À‐VIS SELECTED EXOGENOUS SHEEP BREEDS AND WILD MOUFLON

Summary The heterogeneity of climate and different agro‐ecological conditions in Iran have resulted in development of 27 indigenous...

FOOD INTAKE‐RELATED GENES IN CHICKEN DETERMINED THROUGH COMBINATORIAL GENOME‐WIDE ASSOCIATION STUDY AND TRANSCRIPTOME ANALYSIS

Summary The chicken gizzard is the primary digestive and absorptive organ regulating food intake and metabolism. Body weight is a typical...

 
 
 

USING ONLINE TOOLS AT THE BOVINE GENOME DATABASE TO MANUALLY ANNOTATE GENES IN THE NEW REFERENCE GENOME

Summary With the availability of a new highly contiguous Bos taurus reference genome assembly , it is the opportune time to upgrade...

GENETIC AND PHENOTYPIC CONSEQUENCES OF EARLY DOMESTICATION IN BLACK SOLDIER FLIES

Summary The black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens, is an emerging biotechnological agent with its larvae being effective converters...

 
 
 

IMPACT OF WHITE‐SPOTTING ALLELES, INCLUDING W20, ON PHENOTYPE IN THE AMERICAN PAINT HORSE

Summary The American Paint Horse Association records pedigree and performance information for their breed, a stock‐type horse valued...

COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF LNCRNA AND MRNA EXPRESSION CHANGES IN TIBETAN CHICKEN LUNG TISSUE BETWEEN THREE DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES

Summary The Tibetan chicken is a native Chinese breed that lives at high elevations and has adapted to the extreme environmental conditions...

 
 
 

EVOLUTION AND DOMESTICATION OF THE BOVINI SPECIES

Summary Domestication of the Bovini species (taurine cattle, zebu, yak, river buffalo and swamp buffalo) since the early Holocene has...

GENOME‐WIDE ASSOCIATION STUDY OF SHANK LENGTH AND DIAMETER AT DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES IN CHICKEN F2 RESOURCE POPULATION

Abstract In order to find SNPs and genes affecting shank traits, we performed a GWAS in a chicken F2 population of eight half‐sib families...

 
 
 

A GENOME‐WIDE ASSOCIATION STUDY REVEALED FIVE SNPS AFFECTING 8‐MONTH WEIGHT IN SHEEP

Summary Lamb weight at 8 months of age is an important trait in the sheep industry in terms of the onset of puberty around this age;...

GENETIC DIVERSITY OF MITOCHONDRIAL CYTOCHROME B GENE IN SWAMP BUFFALO

Summary The swamp buffalo is mainly bred for meat, transport and rice cultivation in China and Southeast Asian countries. In the current...

 
 
 

THE GENOMIC ARCHITECTURE OF SOUTH AFRICAN MUTTON, PELT, DUAL‐PURPOSE AND NONDESCRIPT SHEEP BREEDS RELATIVE TO GLOBAL SHEEP POPULATIONS

Summary South Africa has a diverse array of phenotypically distinct and locally adapted sheep breeds that have been developed for different...

THE THREE MISSENSE MUTATIONS OF EPAS1, IL37 AND EEF1D GENES ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH‐ALTITUDE ADAPTATION IN CHINESE CATTLE

 
 
 

GENOME‐WIDE ASSOCIATION STUDY REVEALS NOVEL LOCI ASSOCIATED WITH FAT‐DEPOSITION AND MEAT‐QUALITY TRAITS IN PEKIN DUCKS

Summary Meat‐quality traits play an essential role in meat poultry production. To determine the genetic mechanisms of meat quality...

EAR TYPE IN SHEEP IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE MSRB3 LOCUS

Summary Ear morphology is an important determinant of sheep breeds. It includes different variable traits such as ear size and erectness,...

 
 
 

WHOLE‐GENOME SEQUENCING REVEALS BREED‐DIFFERENTIAL CNVS BETWEEN TONGCHENG AND LARGE WHITE PIGS

Summary Large phenotypic differences have been observed between Tongcheng and Large White pigs. However, little is known about their...

IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MIRNAS DURING EARLY PREGNANCY IN DOMESTIC SHEEP

Summary MicroRNA resources in sheep are limited compared with those in other domesticated mammalian species. By sequencing small RNAs...

 
 
 

COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF LNCRNA AND MRNA EXPRESSION CHANGES IN TIBETAN CHICKEN LUNG TISSUE BETWEEN THREE DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES

Summary The Tibetan chicken is a native Chinese breed that lives at high elevations and has adapted to the extreme environmental conditions...

GENOMICS TO ACCELERATE GENETIC IMPROVEMENT IN TILAPIA

Summary Selective breeding of tilapia populations started in the early 1990s and over the past three decades tilapia has become one...

 
 
 



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After Days In Sinkhole, Starving Dog Think It's His New Home

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Rocky the Sea Otter Update

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Rescued Senior Chihuahuas Get Married Following Their Retirement

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Jared Padalecki Says Goodbye To The Dog He Rescued Before ‘Supernatural'

Jared Padalecki Says Goodbye To The Dog He Rescued Before ‘Supernatural'

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Birds and Smoke

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There was a recent report of hundreds of thousands of birds found dead in New Mexico. Biologists figure it has something to do with the wildfires that are plaguing the western... Read more ...

Celebrity Dogs Steal The Spotlight At The 2020 “Pandemmys”

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Big events like the Emmys are not ideal in the time of a pandemic. Yet, host Jimmy Kimmel had some fun during his monologues. He called this year's show the “Pandemmys” and he... Read more ...

Forget Crop Circles. Are Aliens Attempting To Communicate Using Dogs?

Forget Crop Circles. Are Aliens Attempting To Communicate Using Dogs?

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