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Bitter taste receptors (Tas2rs) play important roles in mammalian defense mechanisms by helping animals detect and avoid toxins in food. Although Tas2r genes have been widely studied in several mammals, minimal research has been performed in canids. To analyze the genetic basis of Tas2r genes in canids, we first identified Tas2r genes in the wolf, maned(More)
Dareen Almojil • Maria Cristina Arias • Rochelle R. Beasley • Yiyong Chen • Rulon W. Clark • Yinghui Dong • Zhiguo Dong • Natalie Forsdick • Elaine Françoso • E. González-Ortegón • A. M. González-Tizón • Linsheng Gui • Huayang Guo • Hongfang Guo • Marie L. Hale • Shigui Jiang • Kenneth L. Jones • Stacey L. Lance • Yi Lei • Jiuxuan Li • Xiaoyan Li • Haotian(More)
In this study, we sequenced and reported the complete mitochondrial genome of the corsac fox (Vulpes corsac) for the first time using blood samples obtained from a wild female corsac fox captured from Inner Mongolia, China. Sequence analysis showed it contains 12S rRNA gene, 16S rRNA gene, 22 tRNA genes, 13 protein-coding genes and 1 control region.
Intestinal microflora influences many essential metabolic functions, and is receiving increasing attention from the scientific community. However, information on intestinal microbiota, especially for large wild carnivores, is insufficient. In the present study, the bacterial community in the feces of snow leopards (Uncia uncia) was described based on 16S(More)
In this study, a blood sample was obtained from a scimitar-horned oryx in Jinan Paomaling World of Wildlife and the complete nucleotide sequence of scimitar-horned oryx mitochondrial genome was determined. Sequence analysis showed that the genome structure was in accordance with other bovid species that it contained 22 tRNA genes, 12S rRNA gene, 16S rRNA(More)
In this study, the complete mitochondrial genome of the Tibetan red fox (Vulpes Vulpes montana) was sequenced for the first time using blood samples obtained from a wild female red fox captured from Lhasa in Tibet, China. Qinghai--Tibet Plateau is the highest plateau in the world with an average elevation above 3500 m. Sequence analysis showed it contains(More)
In this study, the complete mitochondrial genome of the Tibetan wolf (Canis lupus laniger) was sequenced using blood samples obtained from a wild female Tibetan wolf captured from Lhasa in Tibet, China. Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with an average elevation above 3500 m, is the highest plateau in the world. Sequence analysis showed that its structure is in(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the bacterial community in the distal gut of dholes (Cuon alpinus) based on the analysis of bacterial 16S rRNA gene sequences. Fecal samples were collected from five healthy unrelated dholes captured from Qilian Mountain in Gansu province of China. The diversity of the fecal bacteria community was investigated by(More)
In this study, the complete mitochondrial genome of the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus), the unique species in Chrysocyon, was sequenced and reported for the first time using blood samples obtained from a female individual in Shanghai Zoo, China. Sequence analysis showed that the genome structure was in accordance with other Canidae species and it(More)