THREE NOVEL NONSENSE MUTATIONS OF PROLACTIN RECEPTOR FOUND IN HEAT‐TOLERANT BOS TAURUS BREEDS OF THE CARIBBEAN BASIN

RISK LOCI FOR IDIOPATHIC EPILEPSY IN BELGIAN SHEPHERD DOGS

 
 
 

A NOVEL HOMOZYGOUS NONSENSE MUTATION IN ITGB4 GENE CAUSES EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA IN MOUTON VENDÉEN SHEEP

CHARACTERISATION OF SPERM PIRNAS AND THEIR CORRELATION WITH SEMEN QUALITY TRAITS IN SWINE

Summary Piwi‐interacting RNAs are a class of non‐coding RNAs that are essential in the transcriptional silencing of transposable elements...

 
 
 

A FUNCTIONAL MUTATION IN THE AMPD1 PROMOTER REGION AFFECTS PROMOTER ACTIVITY AND BREAST MEAT FRESHNESS IN CHICKEN

Summary Freshness is an important index to determine the quality deterioration (protein degradation and changes in appearance) of chilled...

RABBITS - THEIR DOMESTICATION AND MOLECULAR GENETICS OF HAIR COAT DEVELOPMENT AND QUALITY

Summary The European rabbit is the only representative of its genus living in present‐day Europe and North Africa, and all domestic...

 
 
 

BRAIN‐SPECIFIC MONOALLELIC EXPRESSION OF BOVINE UBE3A IS ASSOCIATED WITH GENOMIC POSITION

Summary Genomic imprinting is a rare epigenetic process in mammalian cells that leads to monoallelic expression of a gene with a parent‐specific...

GENOME‐ENABLED PREDICTION OF REPRODUCTIVE TRAITS IN NELLORE CATTLE USING PARAMETRIC MODELS AND MACHINE LEARNING METHODS

Summary This study aimed to assess the predictive ability of different machine learning methods for genomic prediction of reproductive...

 
 
 

GENOME‐WIDE ASSESSMENT OF DIVERSITY AND DIFFERENTIATION BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND MODERN BROWN CATTLE POPULATIONS

Summary Identifying genomic regions involved in the differences between breeds can provide information on genes that are under the...

FRAGILE FOAL SYNDROME OCCURS ACROSS DIVERSE HORSE POPULATIONS

 
 
 

ONLINE MENDELIAN INHERITANCE IN ANIMALS : A RECORD OF ADVANCES IN ANIMAL GENETICS, FREELY AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET FOR 25 YEARS

Summary For the last 25 years, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals has been providing free global access to an ever‐increasing...

ISSUE INFORMATION

 
 
 

MAPPING GENES FOR PHOSPHORUS UTILIZATION AND CORRELATED TRAITS USING A 4K SNP LINKAGE MAP IN JAPANESE QUAIL

Summary A large F2 cross with 920 Japanese quail was used to map QTL for phosphorus utilization, calcium utilization, feed per gain...

DE NOVO MUTATION OF KIT CAUSES EXTENSIVE COAT WHITE PATTERNING IN A FAMILY OF BERBER HORSES

 
 
 

RESEQUENCING AND SIGNATURES OF SELECTION SCAN IN TWO SIBERIAN NATIVE SHEEP BREEDS POINT TO CANDIDATE GENETIC VARIANTS FOR ADAPTATION AND ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT TRAITS

Summary Russian sheep breeds represent an important economic asset by providing meat and wool, whilst being adapted to extreme climates....

ALL SHEEPS AND SIZES: A GENETIC INVESTIGATION OF MATURE BODY SIZE ACROSS SHEEP BREEDS REVEALS A POLYGENIC NATURE

Summary Mature body size is genetically correlated with growth rate, an important economic trait in the sheep industry. Mature body...

 
 
 

IDENTIFICATION OF GENES RELATED TO INTRAMUSCULAR FAT INDEPENDENT OF BACKFAT THICKNESS IN DUROC PIGS USING SINGLE‐STEP GENOME‐WIDE ASSOCIATION

Summary Intramuscular fat is an important meat‐quality trait of pigs, which influences pork's shearing force, hydraulics, tenderness...

GENOME‐WIDE ASSOCIATION STUDY IDENTIFIES MARKERS ASSOCIATED WITH CARCASS AND MEAT QUALITY TRAITS IN ITALIAN LARGE WHITE PIGS

Summary A GWAS was performed using the genotypes obtained by PorcineSNP60 v2 BeadChip and 11 phenotypic traits (carcass lean meat percentage;...

 
 
 

COPY NUMBER VARIATION IN HOXB7 AND HOXB8 INVOLVES IN THE FORMATION OF BEARD TRAIT IN CHICKENS

Summary The derived feathering phenotype beard in domestic birds is an ideal resource to investigate the genetic mechanisms controlling...

TRANSCRIPTOMIC ANALYSIS OF EYELID PIGMENTATION IN HEREFORD CATTLE

Summary The study of skin color in cattle holds both economic and scientific interest. Several ocular diseases of cattle have been...

 
 
 



The Numbers Game

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Mandy Moore's Rescue Dog Passes Away Before Meeting Her Human Brother

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AdoptedASeniorDog Contest Shows How Great Adopting An Old Dog Can Be

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Firefighters Welcome The Cutest New Team Member

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The Porterville Fire Department in California recently welcomed a new member to the team, but he's fluffier than expected. That's because he's not a firefighter at all, but... Read more ...

Amber Abroad Part 6: Ecuadorian Animal Clinic Helps Dogs In Their Indigenous...

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This Pup Is Branded The Most Stylish Dog In The World!

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“Big Head” The Pit Bull Begs For A Home After California Fires

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The deadly California fires weren't only horrific for the people who witnessed them, but homeless animals were affected too. Many shelter dogs had to relocate during this time... Read more ...

Dog Refuses To Get Out Of Bed, But Agrees To Share With Toddler

Dog Refuses To Get Out Of Bed, But Agrees To Share With Toddler

I personally can't imagine living in a household that bans dogs from the furniture. I love having my dog sleep in bed with me, and he loves it too. The only real trouble lies... Read more ...

Seeing Further

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Helping Hands for the Community

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