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Animal Genetics   Research Article

Development and characterization of microsatellite molecular markers for the eye mask frog Batrachyla taeniata (Girard, 1855)

Authors: Ingrid Cisternas-Medina, Juan Carlos Ortiz and Sandra Ferrada-Fuentes

Batrachyla taeniata (Batrachylidae) is a small frog from Chile and Argentina with a distributional range that spans more than 1500 km. However, their populations are threatened due to the change in land use, deforestation, and human settlements. Through massive sequencing runs in ION Torrent PGM, was built DNA fragment library, from which we fina.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 18(2):
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Protective effect of Vitamin D on Cardiac Mitochondrial Apoptotic pathway in Rats fed with high fat diet

Authors: Khadeejah Mesaid Al-Solami, Zienab Alrefaie, Hossam Awad

Background: Both diet quality and vitamin D status are important factors associated with many cardiovascular risk factors. Cardiac mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis has been associated with those factors. The current work aimed to assess the effect of chronic consumption of high fat diet (HFD) on the cardiac markers of mitochondrial path.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 18(2):
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Potential Protective Effect of Vitamin D on Cardiac Extrinsic pathways of apoptosis in Male Rats Fed with high fat diet

Authors: Khadeejah Mesaid Al-Solami, Zainab Al-refaie, Hossam Awad, Mahmood Rasool

Background: Obesity and vitamin D deficiency are increasing in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in last decades. Researchers have shown a relation between both disorders and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The present work aimed to investigate the possible protective effect of vitamin D on cardiac apoptosis in rats fed with a high fat diet. Methods: This study.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 18(1):
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Molecular insights of mitochondrial 16S rDNA genes of the native honey bees subspecies Apis mellifera carnica and Apis mellifera jementica (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Reem Alajmi, Rewaida Abdel-Gaber, Loloa Alfozana

The honey bee Apis mellifera is of major importance for the world’s agriculture and is also suitable for environmental monitoring. It includes several recognized subspecies distinguished by using morphological and morphometric variants. Here, 200 adult worker Apis mellifera honey bees were collected from Hail region, Saudi Arabia. Mitochondrial 16S .. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 18(1):
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Estimative of genetic diversity in germ-plasm of elephant grass using the Gower algorithm

Authors: A.K.F. Vidal, R.F. Daher, R.S. Freitas, W.F. Stida, B.R. da S. Menezes, A.V. Pereira, V.B. da Silva, F.D. Tardin and L.J. da S. de Oliveira

This work aimed at estimating the genetic divergence among 85 accessions of elephant-grass using the Gower algorithm for the joint study of quantitative and qualitative traits. The experiment was conducted in the city of Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, with of 85 elephant-grass genotypes. It was applied a randomized block experimental.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 17(4):
http://dx.doi.org/gmr16039934
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.4238/gmr16039934
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Genetic variants in exon 1 region of FABP3 gene in relation to milk production traits in Sahiwal and Karan Fries cattle

Authors: Alok Kumar Yadav and Anupama Mukherjee

The present study pertained to records on milk production and milk constituents of 100 Sahiwal cattle and 115 Karan Fries cattle, the data collected over a period of 2004 to 2016 from Animal Genetics and Breeding division from ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana. In Sahiwal SNP at position G649C was found to be highly associated with F.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 17(4):
http://dx.doi.org/gmr16039928
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.4238/gmr16039928
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Comparing KISS1 and GPR54 genes between the two breeds of goats with low and high prolificacy

Authors: Jie Zheng, Sayed Haidar Abbas Raza, Xiang-Dong Zi, Jian-Yuan Lu

There is increasing evidence that kisspeptin, the peptide product of KISS1 gene and its receptor (GPR54), regulate reproductive processes through actions on other organs than hypothalamus. Therefore, the study for the first time, was conducted to investigate the nucleotide sequences and mRNA expression levels of KISS1 and GPR54 genes in pituitary, endomet.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 17(4):
http://dx.doi.org/gmr16039922
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.4238/gmr16039922
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Genetic diversity of a native population of Myrcia ovata (Myrtaceae) using ISSR molecular markers

Authors: L.A.S. White1, A.V.C. Silva2, S.V. Alvares-Carvalho1, R. Silva-Mann1, M.F. Arrigoni-Blank1, E.M.S. Souza1, C.S. Almeida1, D.A.C. Nizio1, T.S. Sampaio1 and A.F. Blank1

Myrcia ovata Cambess. (Myrtaceae) is a medicinal and aromatic plant that has analgesic, bactericidal and fungicidal properties. Even though this plant has economic potential, nothing is known about the variability and genetic diversity of this species. This information is necessary to establish conservation strategies and allo.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 17(3):
http://dx.doi.org/gmr18022
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.4238/gmr18022
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Genetic and phenotypic association of the carnauba palm tree evaluated by inter-simple sequence repeat and biometric traits

Authors: C.G. Fajardo, R.A.R. Silva, K.P.T. Chagas, F.A. Vieira

The carnauba palm Copernicia prunifera is the third most important non-timber forest species in Brazil; it is mainly known for the production of carnauba wax. We examined intrapopulation genetic diversity and correlated genotypic and phenotypic traits of 28 trees from a coastal location in Rio Grande do Norte state. Phenotypic.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 17(3):
http://dx.doi.org/gmr18018
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.4238/gmr18018
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Correlation between qualitative indicators of Holstein sire′s semen

Authors: Shamshidin A.Y., Alshinbaev O.A, Rakhimzhanova D.T., Mussabekov A.T.

The differences of sperm performance parameters of sires related to their age and determined, regression analysis between the main quantitative and qualitative indicators of sperm performance of bulls of high producing dairy breeds and indicators of sperm was carried out. Analysis of indicators of sperm performance of sires of.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 17(2):
http://dx.doi.org/gmr16039917
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.4238/gmr16039917