Teresa Rangel-Figueiredo

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Decisions to initiate conservation programmes need to account for extant variability, diversity loss and cultural and economic aspects. Molecular markers were used to investigate if putative Algarvia animals could be identified for use as progenitors in a breeding programme to recover this nearly extinct breed. 46 individuals phenotypically representative(More)
Genotype data from 30 microsatellites were used to assess genetic diversity and relationships among 10 native Portuguese cattle breeds, American Charolais and the Brazilian Caracú. Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was observed for all loci/population combinations except for five loci in Brava de Lide and one locus in Alentejana that exhibited heterozygote(More)
A new Robertsonian translocation, rob(15;25), was discovered in a Portuguese Barrosa cow. The animal (2n = 59,XX) was found by G- and R-banding to be a heterozygous carrier of a centric fusion translocation involving chromosomes 15 and 25. C-banding revealed the dicentric nature of this new centric fusion. Comparison of this new translocation with the(More)
Representative samples of Portuguese cattle from Barrosã, Maronesa, and Mirandesa breeds underwent cytogenetic investigation. Banding showed that 134 (65.0%) Barrosas, 74 (40.2%) Maronesas and 4 (1.6%) Mirandesas carried rob (1;29). The frequency of this translocation in the three breeds (39% in Barrosas, 23% in Maronesas, and 1% in Mirandesas) was in a(More)
Cytogenetic investigations performed in eight Portuguese cattle breeds revealed the presence of rob(1;29) in both heterozygous and homozygous conditions in all, and five breeds, respectively, with variable percentages of carriers as follows: 41.0% in Arouquesa, 69.9% in Barrosa, 39.4% in Maronesa, 2.8% in Mirandesa, 8.5% in Marinhoa, 1.8% in Mertolenga,(More)
A Barrosã bull (Portugal) has been found to carry a new Robertsonian translocation involving chromosomes 16 and 18 of standard cattle karyotype, as demonstrated by GBG- and RBG-banding techniques. C-banding patterns revealed the dicentric nature of this translocation. A comparison between normal cattle chromosome 16 and the q-arms of translocation(More)
Barrosa cattle, reared in the north of Portugal primarily for meat production, number about 40,000 (about 6% of all cattle in Portugal). Their fertility (number of calves per 100 cows) varies from 60% to 80% and is lower than that of other Portuguese cattle breeds. 195 animals (28 males and 167 females), randomly selected from a large area, were sampled for(More)
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