Belinda C. Glass

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Geneticists have been interested in inbreeding and inbreeding depression since the time of Darwin. Two alternative approaches that can be used to measure how inbred an individual is involve the use of pedigree records to estimate inbreeding coefficients or molecular markers to measure multilocus heterozygosity. However, the relationship between inbreeding(More)
A quantitative trait locus (QTL) was identified by linkage analysis on bovine Chromosome 19 that affects the fatty acid, myristic acid (C14:0), in subcutaneous adipose tissue of pasture-fed beef cattle (99% level: experiment-wise significance). The QTL was also shown to have significant effects on ten fatty acids in the milk fat of pasture-fed dairy cattle.(More)
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are an abundant form of genetic variation in the genome of every species and are useful for gene mapping and association studies. Of particular interest are non-synonymous SNPs, which may alter protein function and phenotype. We therefore examined bovine expressed sequences for non-synonymous SNPs and validated and(More)
Bone density (BD) is an important factor in osteoporotic fracture risk in humans. However, BD is a complex trait confounded by environmental influences and polygenic inheritance. Sheep provide a potentially useful model for studying differences in BD, as they provide a means of circumventing complex environmental factors and are a similar weight to humans.(More)
Genus and Species. Ovis aries. Locus. Ovine DNA segment OarTMR1 associated with ovine v-akt1 murine thymoma viral oncogene homolog 1 (AKT1) and ovine DNA segment OB2 associated with ovine bradykinin receptor B2 (BDKRB2). Source and Description of Primers. Primers for AKT1 (GenBank accession no. AF207873) were obtained from Scott Fahrenkrug, USDA-MARC, Clay(More)
The CNS may be instrumental in assisting patients, families, and staff in dealing effectively with loss and grief. This paper presents a review of theoretical and research literature examining theories and current research on grief. Physical and emotional responses to loss are discussed, and factors that influence the bereavement process are presented. The(More)
The red deer (Cervus elaphus) is an iconic species in Scotland and, due to its value as a game species, an important element of the Scottish rural economy. The native status of this species is sometimes questioned because of many recorded introductions of nonnative deer in the past that were an attempt to improve trophy size. In this study, we assessed the(More)
AIM To use an established high through-put genotyping procedure to gain an estimate of the frequency of alleles of the prion protein (PrP) gene in some common sheep breeds in New Zealand. METHODS Using a genotyping procedure based on matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation-time of flight (MALDI-TOF), DNA samples from 3,024 sheep from New Zealand,(More)
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