De Novo Assembly of the Donkey White Blood Cell Transcriptome and a Comparative Analysis of Phenotype-Associated Genes between Donkeys and Horses

@inproceedings{Xie2015DeNA,
  title={De Novo Assembly of the Donkey White Blood Cell Transcriptome and a Comparative Analysis of Phenotype-Associated Genes between Donkeys and Horses},
  author={Feng-Yun Xie and Yu-Long Feng and Hong-Hui Wang and Yun-feng Ma and Yang Yang and Yin-Chao Wang and Wei Shen and Qing-Jie Pan and Shen Yin and Yu-Jiang Sun and Jun-Yu Ma and Peng Xu},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Prior to the mechanization of agriculture and labor-intensive tasks, humans used donkeys (Equus africanus asinus) for farm work and packing. However, as mechanization increased, donkeys have been increasingly raised for meat, milk, and fur in China. To maintain the development of the donkey industry, breeding programs should focus on traits related to these… CONTINUE READING