Dominique Rocha

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The 1000 bull genomes project supports the goal of accelerating the rates of genetic gain in domestic cattle while at the same time considering animal health and welfare by providing the annotated sequence variants and genotypes of key ancestor bulls. In the first phase of the 1000 bull genomes project, we sequenced the whole genomes of 234 cattle to an(More)
The advent of large-scale gene expression technologies has helped to reveal in eukaryotic cells, the existence of thousands of non-coding transcripts, whose function and significance remain mostly poorly understood. Among these non-coding transcripts, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are the least well-studied but are emerging as key regulators of diverse(More)
Despite massive research efforts, the molecular etiology of bovine polledness and the developmental pathways involved in horn ontogenesis are still poorly understood. In a recent article, we provided evidence for the existence of at least two different alleles at the Polled locus and identified candidate mutations for each of them. None of these mutations(More)
High-throughput measurement of hybridization signatures obtained using complex probes prepared from poly(A)+ RNA and high-density cDNA colony filters is described. The performance of the system, elimination of artifacts, and verification of the validity of the data are discussed. cDNAs corresponding to sequences present at levels of approximately 0.01% in(More)
Defining the molecular mechanisms involved in cancer formation and progression is still a major challenge in colorectal-cancer research. Our strategy was to characterize genes whose expression is altered during colorectal carcinogenesis. To this end, the phenotype of a colorectal tumour was previously established by partial sequencing of a large number of(More)
The regular decrease of female fertility over time is a major concern in modern dairy cattle industry. Only half of this decrease is explained by indirect response to selection on milk production, suggesting the existence of other factors such as embryonic lethal genetic defects. Genomic regions harboring recessive deleterious mutations were detected in(More)
 A set of 3000 mouse thymus cDNAs was analyzed by extensive measurement of expression using complex-probe hybridization of DNA arrays ("quantitative differential screening"). The complex probes were initially prepared using total thymus RNA isolated from C57BL/6 wild-type (WT), CD3e- and RAG1-deficient mice. Over 100 clones displaying over- or(More)
Identifying recent positive selection signatures in domesticated animals could provide information on genome response to strong directional selection from domestication and artificial selection and therefore could help in identifying mutations responsible for improved traits. We used genotyping data generated using Illumina's BovineSNP50 Genotyping(More)
Hybridization to sets of bacterial colonies or PCR products arrayed on high density filters is used in a number of experimental schemes. In many cases it is desirable to collect quantitative information ('hybridization signatures') rather than indications on 'positive' and 'negative' colonies. We present a practical system, based on an imaging plate(More)
A new member of the yeast yAP family, designated YAP2, has been isolated and characterized. The protein displays a high homology with the DNA-binding domain of yAP-1, which contains a basic DNA-binding domain and leucine zipper motif and binds in vitro to the same cis-element. Growth arrest of yeast caused by low concentrations of 1,10-phenanthroline,(More)