THE CURLY COAT PHENOTYPE OF THE URAL REX FELINE BREED IS ASSOCIATED WITH A MUTATION IN THE LIPASE H GENE

Summary Mutations in lipase H and lysophosphatidic acid receptor 6 , which are essential for the lysophosphatidic acid signalling pathway,...

FELINE CHIMERISM REVEALED BY DNA PROFILING

Summary In dogs and cats, unusual coat colour phenotypes may result from various phenomena, including chimerism. In the domestic cat,...

 
 
 

VALIDATION OF DNA TEST FOR HIP DYSPLASIA FAILED IN DANISH LABRADOR RETRIEVERS

Summary Canine hip dysplasia is characterized by poor hip joint conformation and laxity. The disease is a complex trait influenced...

SNP DISCOVERY AND POPULATION STRUCTURE ANALYSIS IN LASSI AND MARECHA CAMEL BREEDS USING A GENOTYPING BY SEQUENCING METHOD

Summary Pakistani camels have been classified socio‐geographically into 20 breeds, but they have not yet been subjected to substantial...

 
 
 

ASSESSMENT OF THE FAM174A 11G ALLELE AS A RISK ALLELE FOR EQUINE METABOLIC SYNDROME

Summary An 11G nucleotide repeat in the 3′ UTR of FAM174A was recently postulated as a risk allele with a dominant mode of inheritance...

BREED DIFFERENCE AND REGULATORY ROLE OF CRTC3 IN PORCINE INTRAMUSCULAR ADIPOCYTE

Summary The cAMP responsive element binding protein ‐regulated transcription coactivator 3 is a member of the CRTC protein family and...

 
 
 

A 51 BP INDEL POLYMORPHISM WITHIN THE PTH1R GENE IS SIGNIFICANTLY ASSOCIATED WITH CHICKEN GROWTH AND CARCASS TRAITS

Summary Parathyroid hormone is a crucial regulator of calcium homeostasis and bone remodeling, and the parathyroid hormone 1 receptor...

DISCOVERY OF SELECTION‐DRIVEN GENETIC DIFFERENCES OF DUROC, LANDRACE, AND YORKSHIRE PIG BREEDS BY EIGENGWAS AND FST ANALYSES

Summary Pigs are one of the earliest domesticated animals and multiple breeds have been developed to meet the various demands of consumers....

 
 
 

ENDANGERED PINZGAUER CATTLE SUBTYPE JOCHBERGER HUMMEL ARE GENETICALLY DISTINCT

Summary Autochthonous cattle breeds are an important part of cultural heritage and reservoir of genetic diversity. Usually, such breeds...

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COMBINED MULTIVARIATE FACTOR ANALYSIS AND GWAS FOR MILK FATTY ACIDS TRAIT IN COMISANA SHEEP BREED

 
 
 

PROFESSOR JUN REN - IN MEMORIAM

EXPRESSION PROFILES OF GROWTH‐RELATED GENES IN TWO NILE TILAPIA STRAINS AND THEIR CROSSBRED PROVIDE INSIGHTS INTO INTROGRESSIVE BREEDING EFFECTS

Summary The Nile tilapia is a prominent farmed fish in aquaculture worldwide. Crossbreeding has recently been carried out between the...

 
 
 

GENETIC DISSECTION OF REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE OF DAIRY COWS UNDER HEAT STRESS

Summary Heat stress negatively impacts the reproductive performance of dairy cows. The main objective of this study was to dissect...

GENOME‐WIDE ASSOCIATION STUDIES FOR THE NUMBER OF TEATS AND TEAT ASYMMETRY PATTERNS IN LARGE WHITE PIGS

Summary The number of teats is a morphological trait that influences the mothering ability of the sows and thus their reproduction...

 
 
 

HETEROPATERNAL SUPERFECUNDATION FREQUENTLY OCCURS IN MULTIPLE‐BEARING MOB‐MATED SHEEP

Summary Heteropaternal superfecundation may be defined as the fertilisation of two or more ova during the same oestrus cycle as a result...

INTEGRATION OF WHOLE‐GENOME DNA METHYLATION DATA WITH RNA SEQUENCING DATA TO IDENTIFY MARKERS FOR BULL FERTILITY

Summary Predicting bull fertility prior to breeding is a current challenge for the dairy industry. The use of molecular biomarkers...

 
 
 

A MISSENSE MUTATION IN ASIP IS ASSOCIATED WITH LIGHT POINT VARIATION IN DONKEYS

IDENTIFICATION OF GENETIC EFFECTS AND POTENTIAL CAUSAL POLYMORPHISMS OF CPM GENE IMPACTING MILK FATTY ACID TRAITS IN CHINESE HOLSTEIN

Summary Our previous GWAS revealed 83 significant SNPs and 20 promising candidate genes associated with milk fatty acid traits in dairy...

 
 
 



Volunteer Pilots Fly Puppies Training to be Service Dogs to Temporary Homes

Volunteer Pilots Fly Puppies Training to be Service Dogs to Temporary Homes

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused commercial airline travel to be unpredictable. Puppies taking the first step towards becoming service dogs for Canine Companions for... Read more ...

Firefighter And Her Dog Both Survive Severe Car Crashes

Firefighter And Her Dog Both Survive Severe Car Crashes

In 2016, Indiana firefighter Beth Csukas was in a tragic accident. She was driving to go visit her sister when she slid on a patch of ice and collided with another car. She... Read more ...

Chow Puppy Looks Like A Bowl Of Cookies & Cream

Chow Puppy Looks Like A Bowl Of Cookies & Cream

Just like people before they get tattoos, dogs don't get to pick the coloring of their coats. Some pups just happen to win the visual lottery thanks to their genetics. For... Read more ...

Legendary Special Ops Marine Dog Recieves Prestigious Award For Saving Lives

Legendary Special Ops Marine Dog Recieves Prestigious Award For Saving Lives

United States special operations are composed of the most highly-skilled and expertly-trained soldiers that walk the planet. Many of those soldiers trudge through challenging... Read more ...

Study Shows That Your Dog Can Rescue You Even Without Training

Study Shows That Your Dog Can Rescue You Even Without Training

There have been many stories of dogs saving their humans from danger. Some dogs have alerted people of a fire or fought off a dangerous animal. Most dog lovers would agree that... Read more ...

Veteran and Loyal Dog Live and Die Together

Veteran and Loyal Dog Live and Die Together

We have all heard stories about couples who are so closely bonded that when one passes away, the other shortly follows. “Dying of a broken heart” happens with dogs and human... Read more ...

A Dog's Guide To Squirrel Warfare - Spring Is In The Air. The Chase Is On

A Dog's Guide To Squirrel Warfare - Spring Is In The Air. The Chase Is On

My fuzzy friends! It's your boy Barnaby. I've been on a bit of a sabbatical for the last couple weeks but I'm back and ready for action. Speaking of action, how about those... Read more ...

Former Bait Dog Becomes The Newest Disney Princess

Former Bait Dog Becomes The Newest Disney Princess

If you saw Abigail the Pit Bull today, you'd never know she had a rough past. She's as happy as can be, and she's also very popular on social media. However, her life started... Read more ...

Sir Patrick Stewart Loves To Show His Pitties!

Sir Patrick Stewart Loves To Show His Pitties!

You know him from X-Men, Logan, and Star Trek. He's a likable guy with a handsome British accent. Now it's time for him to show us his Pitties! Sir Patrick Stewart is not only... Read more ...

Southern Boobook near Broome

Southern Boobook near Broome

Two weeks ago I mentioned that we rarely got rain at this time of year. However, sometimes it does rain and on 26th May we had our wettest May day on record for Broome! In town... Read more ...