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Genome-Wide Survey of SNP Variation Uncovers the Genetic Structure of Cattle Breeds
Data show that cattle have undergone a rapid recent decrease in effective population size from a very large ancestral population, possibly due to bottlenecks associated with domestication, selection, and breed formation. Expand
The sheep genome illuminates biology of the rumen and lipid metabolism
A genome for ewe and ewe Sheep-specific genetic changes underlie differences in lipid metabolism between sheep and other mammals, and may have contributed to the production of wool. Jiang et al.Expand
Analysis of copy number variants in the cattle genome.
A genome wide survey to characterise CNVs in cattle revealed that the majority of CNV spanned at least one gene, with a number of C NV containing genes which are known to control aspects of phenotypic variation in cattle. Expand
Whole‐genome resequencing uncovers molecular signatures of natural and sexual selection in wild bighorn sheep
Evidence for selection within individual populations at genes affecting early body growth and cellular response to hypoxia is identified, however, these must be interpreted more cautiously as genetic drift is strong within local populations and may have caused false positives. Expand
Evidence for positive selection of taurine genes within a QTL region on chromosome X associated with testicular size in Australian Brahman cattle
Association of non-synonymous SNP presented here are a first step to functional genetic studies, and bovine species may serve as a model for studying the role of Tex11 in male fertility, warranting further in-depth molecular characterisation. Expand
Evolution of Sex Determination Loci in Atlantic Salmon
Teleost fish exhibit a remarkable diversity in the control of sex determination, offering the opportunity to identify novel differentiation mechanisms and their ecological consequences. Here, weExpand
Sheep genome functional annotation reveals proximal regulatory elements contributed to the evolution of modern breeds
The data demonstrate that remodelling of gene expression is likely to have been one of the evolutionary forces that drove phenotypic diversification of this common livestock species, and show widespread evolution of proximal regulatory elements. Expand
Next-generation sequencing: a challenge to meet the increasing demand for training workshops in Australia
The challenges had to overcome at different stages from design to delivery, including the establishment of an Australian bioinformatics training network and the computing infrastructure and resource development are highlighted. Expand
Next generation sequencing of African and Indicine cattle to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms
The genomes of a Brahman, an Africander and a Tuli bull were sequenced because tropically adapted breeds of cattle have so far not been well characterised at the level of DNA variation, and features consistent with genetic selection were found. Expand
Polygenic and sex specific architecture for two maturation traits in farmed Atlantic salmon
The results extend earlier work and have implications for future applied breeding strategies to delay maturation in this important aquaculture species. Expand