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Animal Genetics   Research Article

Differential gene expression in the peripheral blood of Chinese Sanhe cattle exposed to severe cold stress

Authors: Q. Xu, Y.C. Wang, R. Liu, L.F. Brito, L. Kang, Y. Yu, D.S. Wang, H.J. Wu and A. Liu

Livestock is an important food resource for the inhabitants of cold regions, such as northern Asia and alpine regions, where agriculture is limited. In these regions, cold stress largely affects livestock production, thereby reducing the productivity and survival of animals. Despite the importance of breeding cold-tolerant ani.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 16(2):
gmr16029593
DOI:
10.4238/gmr16029593
Animal Genetics   Research Article

SETD5 gene variant associated with mild intellectual disability - a case report

Authors: E. Stur, L.A. Soares and I.D. Louro

The recent advent of exome sequencing has allowed for the identification of pathogenic gene variants responsible for a variety of diseases that were previously clinically diagnosed, with no underlying molecular etiology. Among these conditions, intellectual disability is a prevalent heterogeneous condition, presenting itself i.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 16(2):
gmr16029615
DOI:
10.4238/gmr16029615
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Polymorphisms in the melatonin receptor gene promoter and their associations with fertility characteristics in buffalo herd in Eastern Amazon

Authors: E.M. Barbosa, B.B. Souza, R.C. Guimarães, L.K.N. Silva, J.S.N. Azevedo, E.C. Gonçalves, H.F.L. Ribeiro, S.T. Rolim Filho and E. Silva Filho

Buffalo production is spreading globally because of its economic advantage. Then, it has become necessary to improve the reproductive and productive efficiency of these animals, as well as to look for genetic factors that increase this efficiency. The objectives of this study were to characterize the promoter region of the mel.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 16(2):
gmr16029610
DOI:
10.4238/gmr16029610
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Polymorphism in the Beta Casein Gene and analysis of milk characteristicsin Gir and Guzerá dairy cattle

Authors: A.H.N. Rangel, L.G. Zaros, T.C. Lima, L.H.F. Borba, L.P. Novaes, L.F.M. Mota and M.S. Silva

Several human health problems have been related to the allergenic constitution of bovine milk due to the body’s immune reaction to milk proteins. It is necessary find solutions to minimize the occurrence of such reactions, given the importance of milk as a source of animal protein. The aim of this study was to evaluate t.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 16(2):
gmr16029592
DOI:
10.4238/gmr16029592
Animal Genetics   Review Article

Effects of cell death-inducing DFF45-like effector B on meat quality traits in Berkshire pigs

Authors: G.E. Yu, S. Kwon, J.H. Hwang, S.M. An, D.H. Park, D.G. Kang, T.W. Kim, I.-S. Kim, H.C. Park, J. Ha and C.W. Kim

Cell death-inducing DFF45-like effector (CIDE) B is a member of the CIDE family of apoptosis-inducing factors. In the present study, we detected a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), c.414G>A, which corresponds to the synonymous SNP 414Arg, in CIDE-B in the Berkshire pigs. We also analyzed the relationships between the CI.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 16(2):
gmr16029408
DOI:
10.4238/gmr16029408
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Cleaning cassava genotypes infected with cassava frogskin disease via in vitro shoot tip culture

Authors: M.J.S. Carvalho, E.J. Oliveira, A.S. Souza, J.S. Pereira, M.S.A.S. Diamantino and S.A.S. Oliveira

This study aimed to develop a methodology for eliminating cassava frogskin disease (CFSD) from in vitro shoot tip culture by associating thermotherapy and tetracycline. Cuttings from different accessions (BGM0232, BGM0315, BGM0464, BGM584, BGM0841, and BGM1342), infected with CFSD according to visual inspection of the disease .. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 16(2):
gmr16029556
DOI:
10.4238/gmr16029556
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Association between single-nucleotide polymorphisms and milk production traits in buffalo

Authors: G.C. Venturini1, D.F. Cardoso1, F. Baldi1, A.C. Freitas1, R.R. Aspilcueta-Borquis1, D.J.A. Santos1, G.M.F. Camargo1, N.B. Stafuzza2, L.G. Albuquerque1 and H. Tonhati1

The aim of this study was to identify single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in buffaloes associated with milk yield and content, in addition to somatic cell scores based on the cross-species transferability of SNPs from cattle to buffalo. A total of 15,745 SNPs were analyzed, of which 1562 showed 1% significance and 4742 with 5% significance, which were .. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 13(4):
2014.December.4.20
DOI:
10.4238/2014.December.4.20
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Genetic and phenotypic parameters of carcass and organ traits of broiler chickens

Authors: G.C. Venturini1, V.A.R. Cruz1, J.O. Rosa1, F. Baldi1, L. El Faro3, M.C. Ledur2, J.O. Peixoto2 and D.P. Munari1

The objective of this study was to estimate the genetic and environmental parameters for carcass, carcass part, and organ weights in a paternal strain of broiler chickens that was selected mainly for body weight at 42 days of age (BW42) to provide support for poultry genetic improvement programs. A total of 1448 chickens were used that resulted from the e.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 13(4):
2014.December.4.24
DOI:
10.4238/2014.December.4.24
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Sire effects on carcass and meat quality traits of young Nellore bulls

Authors: M.N. Bonin, J.B.S. Ferraz, J.P. Eler, F.M. Rezende, D.C. Cucco, M.E. Carvalho, R.C.G. Silva, R.C. Gomes and E.C.M. Oliveira

Meat quality is being increasingly demanded by consumers in recent years. Several factors can affect meat quality, ranging from animal traits such as breed and genetic heritage to pre- and post-slaughter processes. This study investigated the influence of Nellore bulls on carcass and meat quality traits. We used 475 young unca.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 13(2):
2014.April.29.3
DOI:
10.4238/2014.April.29.3
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Utility of hair shafts from study skins for mitochondrial DNA analysis

Authors: N. Kurihara

The condition of mtDNA in hair shafts preserved in a museum was examined using 30 study skins of masked palm civets, Paguma larvata (Viverridae), collected between 1924 and 2011. Comparisons of extracts from fresh and burnt alum-fixed hair shafts showed that burnt alum, which is commonly used in taxidermy, had no harmful effect on the amount of total DNA .. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 12(4):
2013.November.11.1
DOI:
10.4238/2013.November.11.1