Reida McDowell

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To characterize patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) for functional studies, we made whole-genome comparisons with originating breast cancers representative of the major intrinsic subtypes. Structural and copy number aberrations were found to be retained with high fidelity. However, at the single-nucleotide level, variable numbers of PDX-specific somatic(More)
Although use of European breeds for grading up of local cattle in tropical areas has been underway for nearly one century, few countries have definitive policies on utilization of crossbreeding systems. Crosses with European breeds have excelled local types in age at first calving, milk yield, days in milk, and calving interval. In general, crosses by(More)
Original data consisted of 31,777 records of progeny of 1442 sires for calvings between 1975 and 1983. Unadjusted means for milk yield (kg), days in milk, days dry, calving interval, days carried calf, and age at calving were 4281, 267, 88, 421, 145, and 36.6. Estimated total variance for first lactation milk yield by Henderson's method 3 was 1,385,436 kg2(More)
Variance components and predicted sire values were estimated using 305-d projected and unprojected milk records of varying lengths. Original data consisted of 15,512 lactation records of daughters of 138 Jamaica Hope sires that calved between 1969 and 1981 in 38 commercial dairy herds in Jamaica. Classification of records had little effect on components of(More)
Effects of herd, year, age, season, and lactation length on milk yield and reproductive efficiency for the Nili-Ravi breed of buffalo were determined by analysis of variance of 5,716 lactation records from two herds in Pakistan. Herds differed in all traits. Herd average milk yields were 1,702 and 2,064 kg. Year, season, herd, parity number, days in milk,(More)
Countries in the warm climatic zones need greater domestic supplies of milk. To increase yields, the option that is least expensive and most widely used is to cross dairy breed sires with local cattle. First generation crosses have more vigor than other crosses under stressful environmental conditions; growth rate, milk yield, and reproduction rate exceed(More)
This study was to determine if breed groups ranked differently in warm (May to August) and cool (November to February) seasons of calving and to determine if heterosis was more important in the warm season. A total of 719 records of cows in first lactation in four herds in the southeastern United States were used. Breeds were Holsteins, Brown Swiss, and(More)
To explore the potential of cattle to produce both milk and beef, the genetic aspects of beef production among Holstein‐Friesian bulls pedigree selected for milk were studied. The data included growth records of 504 bulls (DPT) by 120 sires (SPT) pedigree selected for progeny testing by American Breeders Service, 1964 to 1971. DPT bulls with proofs had an(More)