Daymir García

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The genetic diversity of the world's livestock populations is decreasing, both within and across breeds. A wide variety of factors has contributed to the loss, replacement or genetic dilution of many local breeds. Genetic variability within the more common commercial breeds has been greatly decreased by selectively intense breeding programmes. Conservation(More)
Thirty microsatellite markers were analysed in 1426 goats from 45 traditional or rare breeds in 15 European and Middle Eastern countries. In all populations inbreeding was indicated by heterozygosity deficiency (mean FIS = 0.10). Genetic differentiation between breeds was moderate with a mean FST value of 0.07, but for most (c. 71%) northern and central(More)
This article introduces a new perspective on Weitzman's methodology for assessing the distribution of resources in genetic diversity conservation programs. Intrapopulation information is added to the procedure by diffusion process formulas to calculate genetic extinction probabilities, and therefore the marginal diversities and elasticities of diversity.(More)
The distribution of genetic diversity and the genetic relationships among western Mediterranean horse breeds were investigated using microsatellite markers. The examined sample included seven Spanish and three Italian local horse breeds and populations, plus a Spanish Thoroughbred outgroup. The total number of animals examined was 682 (on average 62 animals(More)
To clarify the genetic ancestry and the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) diversity of the Lidia cattle breed, a 521-bp D-loop fragment was sequenced in 527 animals belonging to 70 herds distributed across 29 lineages. The mtDNA diversity recorded was similar to that seen for Middle Eastern breeds and greater than that recorded for the majority of European breeds.(More)
"Mass movement" was described at the beginning of the century by radiologists who occasionally observed how, during their explorations, barium was transported suddenly from one section of the colon to another. In the present study we wanted to center our attention on electromechanical activities accompanying large evacuations via the colostomy, as we(More)
There are estimated to be 350 million chronic carriers of hepatitis B infection worldwide. Patients with chronic hepatitis B are at risk of liver cirrhosis with associated mortality because of hepatocellular carcinoma and other complications. An important goal, therefore, is the development of an effective therapeutic vaccine against chronic hepatitis B(More)
Consumers demand healthy and palatable meat, both factors being affected by fat composition. However, red meat has relatively high concentration of saturated fatty acids and low concentration of the beneficial polyunsaturated fatty acids. To select animals prone to produce particular fat types, it is necessary to identify the genes influencing muscle lipid(More)
A large number of putative single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been identified from the bovine genome-sequencing project. However, few of these have been validated and many will turn out to be sequencing artefacts or have low minor allele frequencies. In addition, there is little information available on SNPs within coding regions, which are likely(More)
BACKGROUND Aberrant global DNA methylation is shown to increase cancer risk. LINE-1 has been proven a measure of global DNA methylation. The objectives of this study were to assess the association between LINE-1 methylation level and bladder cancer risk and to evaluate effect modification by environmental and genetic factors. METHODS Bisulphite-treated(More)