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Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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American J. of Reproductive Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.347, h-index: 75)
American J. of Transplantation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 2.792, h-index: 140)
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Animal Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 1.576, h-index: 62)
Animal Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.957, h-index: 67)
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Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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Anthropology of Consciousness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.172, h-index: 5)
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Anthropology Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 89, SJR: 0.545, h-index: 15)
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 2.212, h-index: 69)
Anz J. of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.432, h-index: 59)
Anzeiger für Schädlingskunde     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Apmis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.855, h-index: 73)
Applied Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70, SJR: 0.754, h-index: 69)
Applied Organometallic Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.632, h-index: 58)
Applied Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 206, SJR: 1.023, h-index: 64)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.868, h-index: 13)
Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 24)
Aquaculture Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.025, h-index: 55)
Aquaculture Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.807, h-index: 60)
Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.047, h-index: 57)
Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.453, h-index: 11)
Archaeological Prospection     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.922, h-index: 21)
Archaeology in Oceania     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.745, h-index: 18)
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Archeological Papers of The American Anthropological Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.156, h-index: 2)
Architectural Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.261, h-index: 9)
Archiv der Pharmazie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.628, h-index: 43)
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Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.768, h-index: 54)
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Art History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 245, SJR: 0.153, h-index: 13)
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Artificial Organs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.872, h-index: 60)
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Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
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Asia-pacific J. of Clinical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.554, h-index: 14)
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Asian J. of Control     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.862, h-index: 34)
Asian J. of Endoscopic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.394, h-index: 7)
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Assessment Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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Atmospheric Science Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.332, h-index: 27)
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Australasian J. of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.714, h-index: 40)
Australasian J. On Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.39, h-index: 22)
Australian & New Zealand J. of Statistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.275, h-index: 28)
Australian Accounting Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.709, h-index: 14)
Australian and New Zealand J. of Family Therapy (ANZJFT)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.382, h-index: 12)
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Australian Dental J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.482, h-index: 46)
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Australian Endodontic J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.513, h-index: 24)
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  • Genetic contributions to precocity traits in racing Thoroughbreds
    • Authors: G. Farries; P. A. McGettigan, K. F. Gough, B. A. McGivney, D. E. MacHugh, L. M. Katz, E. W. Hill
      Abstract: Adaptation to early training and racing (i.e. precocity), which is highly variable in racing Thoroughbreds, has implications for the selection and training of horses. We hypothesised that precocity in Thoroughbred racehorses is heritable. Age at first sprint training session (work day), age at first race and age at best race were used as phenotypes to quantify precocity. Using high-density SNP array data, additive SNP heritability (hSNP2) was estimated to be 0.17, 0.14 and 0.17 for the three traits respectively. In genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for age at first race and age at best race, a 1.98-Mb region on equine chromosome 18 (ECA18) was identified. The most significant association was with the myostatin (MSTN) g.66493737C>T SNP (P = 5.46 × 10−12 and P = 1.89 × 10−14 respectively). In addition, two SNPs on ECA1 (g.37770220G>A and g.37770305T>C) within the first intron of the serotonin receptor gene HTR7 were significantly associated with age at first race and age at best race. Although no significant associations were identified for age at first work day, the MSTN:g.66493737C>T SNP was among the top 20 SNPs in the GWAS (P = 3.98 × 10−5). Here we have identified variants with potential roles in early adaptation to training. Although there was an overlap in genes associated with precocity and distance aptitude (i.e. MSTN), the HTR7 variants were more strongly associated with precocity than with distance. Because HTR7 is closely related to the HTR1A gene, previously implicated in tractability in young Thoroughbreds, this suggests that behavioural traits may influence precocity.
      PubDate: 2017-12-12T00:41:13.211439-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12622
  • The genetic diversity and population structures of indigenous pig breeds
           in Zhejiang Province revealed by GGRS sequencing
    • Authors: J. Chen; J. Peng, Q. Xiao, Y. Pan, X. Zhang, L. J. Lo, N. Xu
      Abstract: Chinese indigenous pigs in Zhejiang Province are well known for their high fecundity. In order to verify breed subdivision at the genomic level, we investigated genetic diversity and population structure of seven breeds and made comparisons with three Western pig breeds using next-generation sequencing data. Parameters obtained from allelic richness and proportion of polymorphic markers indicated that the genetic diversity of the Chinese indigenous pigs was higher than that of the Western pigs, with the highest and lowest values found in the Chaluand and the Landrace pigs respectively. Both neighbor-joining tree and principal components analysis could distinguish breeds from one another and structure analysis showed less differentiation among Western pigs than among the Chinese pigs. The average linkage disequilibrium decay over distance was significantly less in the Chinese pigs compared with the Western pigs, ranging from 188.2 to 280.6 kb for the Chinese pigs and 680.3 to 752.8 kb for the Western breeds and showing an average r2 threshold value of 0.3. Results obtained from high-density SNP comparison over the whole genome on genetic diversity and population structure were in agreement with the current breed classification of the pigs in Zhejiang Province. More importantly, the results presented here advances our current understanding of the genomic biology of Chinese indigenous pigs in Zhejiang Province and allows for implementation of conservation strategies in additional breeds.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01T05:10:41.288122-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12625
  • A whole genome sequence association study for puberty in a large
           Duroc × Erhualian F2 population
    • Authors: W. S. Xin; F. Zhang, G. R. Yan, W. W. Xu, S. J. Xiao, Z. Y. Zhang, L. S. Huang
      Abstract: A large proportion of gilts and sows are culled from reproduction populations because of anestrus and pubertal reproductive failure. Selecting early onset of puberty gilts has a favorable effect on sows’ reproductivity. However, age at puberty is hard to be routinely measured in commercial herds. With molecular genetic predictors, identifying individuals that have a propensity for early onset of puberty can be simplified. We previously performed genome scanning and a genome-wide association study for puberty in an F2 resource population using 183 microsatellites and 62 125 SNPs respectively. The detection power and resolution of identified quantitative trait loci were very low. Herein, we re-sequenced 19 founders of the F2 resource population in high coverage, and whole genome sequences of F2 individuals were imputed to perform an association study for reproductive traits. A total of 2339 SNPs associated with pubertal reproductive failure were identified in the region of 30.94–40.74 Mb on SSC7, with the top one, positioned at 33.36 Mb, explaining 16% of the phenotypic variances. We improved the magnitude of the P-value by 10E+5 to 10E+7 using the whole genome sequence rather than using low/middle density markers as in previous studies, and we narrowed down the QTL confidence interval to 5.25 Mb. Combining the annotation of gene function, RAB23 and BAK1 were perceived as the most compelling candidate genes. The identified loci may be useful in culling sows failing to show estrus by marker-assisted selection to increase reproductive efficiency of swine herds.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01T05:10:35.946699-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12623
  • Genetic variants in IL15 promoter affect transcription activity and
           intramuscular fat deposition in longissimus dorsi muscle of pigs
    • Authors: D. He; Z. Jiang, Y. Tian, H. Han, M. Xia, W. Wei, L. Zhang, J. Chen
      Abstract: Intramuscular fat (IMF) content is a key aspect of pork quality. Elucidation of intramuscular adipocyte regulation mechanisms is important for improving IMF content. Intramuscular adipocytes are dispersed among muscle fibers, so they are inclined to be affected by muscle-derived factors. Interleukin-15 is a major muscle-secreted factor. In this study, the genetic and physiological impacts of IL15 on adipogenesis is investigated. The promoter region of IL15 was scanned by comparative sequencing using two DNA pools of high- and low-IMF individuals. Two SNPs, c.–342C>T (ss2137497757) and c.–334G>A (ss2137497756) (the translation start site is designated as +1), were identified with reverse allele distribution in these two groups. Genotyping by allele-specific PCR revealed that the two SNPs were completely linked. The IMF content of TA/TA individuals was lower than that for CG/CG ones, whereas the IL15 expression level was higher in T-A/T-A individuals. Luciferase assaying also revealed that the T-A haplotype promoter had higher transcription activity. Meanwhile, the effect of interleukin-15 on adipocyte differentiation was further assessed in vitro. Results showed that interleukin-15 suppressed preadipocyte proliferation in a dose-dependent manner. The cell cycle of preadipocytes was arrested, and apoptosis was induced. Oil Red O staining and triglyceride quantification indicated that adipocyte differentiation was also inhibited by interleukin-15. The mRNA levels of PPARG and FABP4 decreased markably upon interleukin-15 treatment. Taken together, we identified two completely linked SNPs in the porcine IL15 promoter region that could alter IL15 transcription activity. As interleukin-15 can inhibit porcine adipocyte differentiation, these promoter mutations could affect IMF deposition by producing differential levels of muscle-derived interleukin-15.
      PubDate: 2017-11-22T22:40:35.025227-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12611
  • Genome-wide association analysis of residual feed intake in Junmu No. 1
           White pigs
    • Authors: C. Bai; Y. Pan, D. Wang, F. Cai, S. Yan, Z. Zhao, B. Sun
      Abstract: Residual feed intake (RFI) is a measure of feed efficiency. Pigs with low RFI have reduced feed costs without compromising their growth. For marker-assisted selection, it is helpful to identify genes or genetic markers associated with RFI in animals with improved feed efficiency at an early age. Using Illumina's PorcineSNP60 BeadChip, we performed a pilot genome-wide association study of 217 Junmu No. 1 white male pigs phenotyped for RFI. Two-step and one-step methods were used separately to identify associated SNPs. Both methods obtained similar results. Twelve SNPs were identified as significantly associated with RFI at a Bonferroni adjusted P-level 
      PubDate: 2017-10-27T03:00:22.317697-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12609
  • Rate of bovine heteropaternal superfecundation in the Irish National Herd:
           twins with different sires
    • Authors: Matthew C. McClure; Jennifer C. McClure, John McCarthy
      PubDate: 2017-10-27T02:55:48.266415-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12619
  • Association of genetic variants and expression levels of porcine FABP4 and
           FABP5 genes
    • Authors: M. Ballester; A. Puig-Oliveras, A. Castelló, M. Revilla, A. I. Fernández, J. M. Folch
      Abstract: The FABP4 and FABP5 genes, coding for fatty acid transport proteins, have long been studied as positional candidate genes for SSC4 QTL affecting fat deposition and composition traits in pigs. Polymorphisms in these genes, FABP4:g.2634_2635insC and FABP5:g.3000T>G, have previously been associated with fatness traits in an Iberian by Landrace cross (IBMAP). The aim of the present work was to evaluate the functional implication of these genetic variants. For this purpose, FABP4 and FABP5 mRNA expression levels in 114 BC1_LD animals (25% Iberian × 75% Landrace) were analyzed using real-time quantitative PCR in backfat and muscle. FABP4 gene expression in backfat, but not in muscle, was associated with FABP4:g.2634_2635insC. In contrast, FABP5:g.3000T>G was not associated with gene expression levels. An expression-based genome-wide association study highlighted the FABP4:g.2634_2635insC polymorphism as the polymorphism most associated with FABP4 gene expression in backfat. Furthermore, other genomic regions associated in trans with the mRNA expression of FABP4 in backfat and FABP5 in muscle were also identified. Finally, two putative transcription binding sites for PPARG and NR4A2 may be affected by the FABP4:g.2634_2635insC polymorphism, modifying FABP4 gene expression. Our results reinforce FABP4 as a candidate gene for fatness traits on SSC4.
      PubDate: 2017-10-27T02:45:26.21137-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12620
  • Bayesian genome-wide association analysis for body weight in farmed
           Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)
    • Authors: G. M. Yoshida; J. P. Lhorente, R. Carvalheiro, J. M. Yáñez
      Abstract: We performed a genome-wide association study to detect markers associated with growth traits in Atlantic salmon. The analyzed traits included body weight at tagging (BWT) and body weight at 25 months (BW25M). Genotypes of 4662 animals were imputed from the 50K SNP chip to the 200K SNP chip using fimpute software. The markers were simultaneously modeled using Bayes C to identify genomic regions associated with the traits. We identified windows explaining a maximum of 3.71% and 3.61% of the genetic variance for BWT and BW25M respectively. We found potential candidate genes located within the top ten 1-Mb windows for BWT and BW25M. For instance, the vitronectin (VTN) gene, which has been previously reported to be associated with cell growth, was found within one of the top ten 1-Mb windows for BWT. In addition, the WNT1-inducible-signaling pathway protein 3, melanocortin 2 receptor accessory protein 2, myosin light chain kinase, transforming growth factor beta receptor type 3 and myosin light chain 1 genes, which have been reported to be associated with skeletal growth in humans, growth stimulation during the larval stage in zebrafish, body weight in pigs, feed conversion in chickens and growth rate of sheep skeletal muscle respectively, were found within some of the top ten 1-Mb windows for BW25M. These results indicate that growth traits are most likely controlled by many variants with relatively small effects in Atlantic salmon. The genomic regions associated with the traits studied here may provide further insight into the functional regions underlying growth traits in this species.
      PubDate: 2017-10-17T04:43:03.846292-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12621
  • Exploiting whole genome sequence data to fine map and characterize
           candidate genes within a quantitative trait loci region affecting
           androstenone on porcine chromosome 5
    • Authors: M. Son; R. Agarwal, M. P. Kent, H. Grove, E. Grindflek, S. Lien
      Abstract: Male piglets are routinely castrated to eliminate boar taint. However, this treatment is undesirable, and alternative approaches, including genetic strategies to reduce boar taint, are demanded. Androstenone is one of the causative agents of boar taint, and a QTL region affecting this pheromone has previously been reported on SSC5: 22.6–24.8 Mb in Duroc. The QTL region is one of the few reported for androstenone that does not simultaneously affect levels of other sex steroids. The main objective of this study was to fine map this QTL. Whole genome sequence data from 23 Norwegian Duroc boars were analyzed to detect new polymorphisms within the QTL region. A subset of 161 SNPs was genotyped in 834 Duroc sires and analyzed for association with androstenone in adipose tissue and testosterone, estrone sulphate and 17β-estradiol in blood plasma. Our results revealed 100 SNPs significantly associated with androstenone levels in fat (P 
      PubDate: 2017-10-16T00:05:25.665617-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12615
  • Transcriptome analyses reveal genes and pathways associated with fatty
           acid composition traits in pigs
    • Authors: J. Zhang; L. Cui, J. Ma, C. Chen, B. Yang, L. Huang
      Abstract: Fatty acid composition is associated with meat quality in pigs as well as with obesity- and diabetes-related traits in humans. Liver and muscle are important tissues for fatty acid metabolism. In this study, we evaluated correlations between liver and muscle transcriptomes and fatty acid composition traits in muscle and abdominal fat tissues in 335 F2 pigs from a White Duroc × Erhualian F2 pig resource population. Transcripts significantly correlated with fatty acid composition traits were enriched for genes involved in the categories of triglyceride catabolic process, mitochondrial function, hematological and immune system, and disease such as Type II diabetes. Gene co-expression network analysis further identified liver network modules relevant to fatty acid unsaturation index that were enriched in platelet activation and the type I interferon signaling pathway and highlighted the connections between variations in fatty acid composition and genes involved in hematological and immune system. Integrative analysis of the expression QTL identified ELOVL6 and SCD as plausible candidate genes underlying the loci for muscle C18:1n-9/C16:1n-7 values on chromosome 8 and the loci for muscle C18:1n-9/C18:0 contents on chromosome 14 respectively.
      PubDate: 2017-10-16T00:00:23.580916-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12597
  • Buffalo SREBP1: molecular cloning, expression and association analysis
           with milk production traits
    • Authors: Tingxian Deng; Chunying Pang, Xiaoya Ma, Anqin Duan, Shasha Liang, Xingrong Lu, Xianwei Liang
      PubDate: 2017-10-12T04:35:21.483355-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12587
  • Molecular characterization of the llama FGF5 gene and identification of
           putative loss of function mutations
    • Authors: M. S. Daverio; L. Vidal-Rioja, E. N. Frank, F. Di Rocco
      Abstract: Llama, the most numerous domestic camelid in Argentina, has good fiber-production ability. Although a few genes related to other productive traits have been characterized, the molecular genetic basis of fiber growth control in camelids is still poorly understood. Fibroblast growth factor 5 (FGF5) is a secreted signaling protein that controls hair growth in humans and other mammals. Mutations in the FGF5 gene have been associated with long-hair phenotypes in several species. Here, we sequenced the llama FGF5 gene, which consists of three exons encoding 813 bp. cDNA analysis from hair follicles revealed the expression of two FGF5 alternative spliced transcripts, in one of which exon 2 is absent. DNA variation analysis showed four polymorphisms in the coding region: a synonymous SNP (c.210A>G), a single base deletion (c.348delA), a 12-bp insertion (c.351_352insCATATAACATAG) and a non-sense mutation (c.499C>T). The deletion was always found together with the insertion forming a haplotype and producing a putative truncated protein of 123 amino acids. The c.499C>T mutation also leads to a premature stop codon at position 168. In both cases, critical functional domains of FGF5, including one heparin binding site, are lost. All animals analyzed were homozygous for one of the deleterious mutations or compound heterozygous for both (i.e. c.348delA, c.351_352insCATATAACATAG/c.499T). Sequencing of guanaco samples showed that the FGF5 gene encodes a full-length 270-amino acid protein. These results suggest that FGF5 is likely functional in short-haired wild species and non-functional in the domestic fiber-producing species, the llama.
      PubDate: 2017-10-11T04:40:29.536636-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12616
  • To pace or not to pace: a pilot study of four- and five-gaited Icelandic
           horses homozygous for the DMRT3 ‘Gait Keeper’ mutation
    • Authors: K. Jäderkvist Fegraeus; I. Hirschberg, T. Árnason, L. Andersson, B. D. Velie, L. S. Andersson, G. Lindgren
      Abstract: The Icelandic horse is a breed known mainly for its ability to perform the ambling four-beat gait ‘tölt’ and the lateral two-beat gait pace. The natural ability of the breed to perform these alternative gaits is highly desired by breeders. Therefore, the discovery that a nonsense mutation (C>A) in the DMRT3 gene was the main genetic factor for horses' ability to perform gaits in addition to walk, trot and canter was of great interest. Although several studies have demonstrated that homozygosity for the DMRT3 mutation is important for the ability to pace, only about 70% of the homozygous mutant (AA) Icelandic horses are reported to pace. The aim of the study was to genetically compare four- and five-gaited (i.e. horses with and without the ability to pace) AA Icelandic horses by performing a genome-wide association (GWA) analysis. All horses (n = 55) were genotyped on the 670K Axiom Equine Genotyping Array, and a GWA analysis was performed using the genabel package in r. No SNP demonstrated genome-wide significance, implying that the ability to pace goes beyond the presence of a single gene variant. Despite its limitations, the current study provides additional information regarding the genetic complexity of pacing ability in horses. However, to fully understand the genetic differences between four- and five-gaited AA horses, additional studies with larger sample materials and consistent phenotyping are needed.
      PubDate: 2017-10-11T04:40:24.69504-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12610
  • A novel 12-bp indel polymorphism within the GDF9 gene is significantly
           associated with litter size and growth traits in goats
    • Authors: Xinyu Wang; Qing Yang, Ke Wang, Sihuan Zhang, Chuanying Pan, Hong Chen, Lei Qu, Hailong Yan, Xianyong Lan
      PubDate: 2017-10-11T04:36:11.935147-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12617
  • A nucleotide substitution in exon 8 of the glucosylceramidase beta gene is
           associated with Gaucher disease in sheep
    • Authors: Huitong Zhou; Yunsheng Zhang, Robert Suter, Hua Gong, Qian Fang, Ping Zhou, Jon G. H. Hickford
      PubDate: 2017-10-11T04:35:48.944003-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12613
  • Genomic diversity and population structure of Mexican and Spanish bovine
           Lidia breed
    • Authors: P. G. Eusebi; O. Cortés, S. Dunner, J. Cañón
      Abstract: The Lidia bovine breed is distinguished for its low genetic exchangeability given its selection on aggressive behavior, its management uniqueness and its subdivided structure. In this study, we present a comprehensive genome-wide analysis of genetic diversity, population structure and admixture of 468 animals from Mexican and Spanish Lidia breed populations and 64 samples belonging to 10 Spanish native and American-creole breeds using 37 148 single nucleotide polymorphisms. We found similar average inbreeding values in the Lidia breed, with different distributions within groups; variability of inbreeding values among Spanish lineages was significant and no differences were found among the Mexican sub-populations. Together, the high FIS of the lineages and the behavior of the runs of homozygosity are consequences of the lineage's small effective population sizes, contributing to their inbreeding increase. Population admixture analysis discarded any influence on the genetic structure of the Lidia populations from the Spanish native and American-creole breeds. In addition, both Lidia populations depicted different genetic origins, with the exception of some Mexican individuals whose origins traced back to recent Spanish importations.
      PubDate: 2017-10-11T04:35:23.757803-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12618
  • Two brown coat colour-associated TYRP1 variants (bc and bd) occur in
           Leonberger dogs
    • Authors: Anna Letko; Cord Drögemüller
      PubDate: 2017-10-05T23:40:41.693498-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12612
  • A genome-wide significant association on chromosome 2 for footrot
           resistance/susceptibility in Swiss White Alpine sheep
    • Authors: A. Niggeler; J. Tetens, A. Stäuble, A. Steiner, C. Drögemüller
      Abstract: Footrot is one of the most important causes of lameness in global sheep populations and is characterized by a bacterial infection of the interdigital skin. As a multifactorial disease, its clinical representation depends not only on pathogen factors and environmental components but also on the individual resistance/susceptibility of the host. A genetic component has been shown in previous studies; however, so far no causative genetic variant influencing the risk of developing footrot has been identified. In this study, we genotyped 373 Swiss White Alpine sheep, using the ovine high-density 600k SNP chip, in order to run a DNA-based comparison of individuals with known clinical footrot status. We performed a case–control genome-wide association study, which revealed a genome-wide significant association for SNP rs418747104 on ovine chromosome 2 at 81.2 Mb. The three best associated SNP markers were located at the MPDZ gene, which codes for the multiple PDZ domain crumbs cell polarity complex component protein, also known as multi-PDZ domain protein 1 (MUPP1). This protein is possibly involved in maintaining the barrier function and integrity of tight junctions. Therefore, we speculate that individuals carrying MPDZ variants may differ in their footrot resistance/susceptibility due to modified horn and interdigital skin integrity. In conclusion, our study reveals that MPDZ might represent a functional candidate gene, and further research is needed to explore its role in footrot affected sheep.
      PubDate: 2017-10-05T23:40:40.598586-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12614
  • Genetic diversity and paternal origin of domestic donkeys
    • Authors: H. Han; N. Chen, J. Jordana, C. Li, T. Sun, X. Xia, X. Zhao, C. Ji, S. Shen, J. Yu, F. Ainhoa, H. Chen, C. Lei, R. Dang
      Abstract: Numerous studies have been conducted to investigate genetic diversity, origins and domestication of donkey using autosomal microsatellites and the mitochondrial genome, whereas the male-specific region of the Y chromosome of modern donkeys is largely uncharacterized. In the current study, 14 published equine Y chromosome-specific microsatellites (Y-STR) were investigated in 395 male donkey samples from China, Egypt, Spain and Peru using fluorescent labeled microsatellite markers. The results showed that seven Y-STRs—EcaYP9, EcaYM2, EcaYE2, EcaYE3, EcaYNO1, EcaYNO2 and EcaYNO4—were male specific and polymorphic, showing two to eight alleles in the donkeys studied. A total of 21 haplotypes corresponding to three haplogroups were identified, indicating three independent patrilines in domestic donkey. These markers are useful for the study the Y-chromosome diversity and population genetics of donkeys in Africa, Europe, South America and China.
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T22:46:09.140221-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12607
  • Single nucleotide polymorphisms for DNA typing in the domestic horse
    • Authors: H. M. Holl; J. Vanhnasy, R. E. Everts, K. Hoefs-Martin, D. Cook, S. A. Brooks, M. L. Carpenter, C. D. Bustamante, C. Lafayette
      Abstract: Genetic markers are important resources for individual identification and parentage assessment. Although short tandem repeats (STRs) have been the traditional DNA marker, technological advances have led to single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) becoming an attractive alternative. SNPs can be highly multiplexed and automatically scored, which allows for easier standardization and sharing among laboratories. Equine parentage is currently assessed using STRs. We obtained a publicly available SNP dataset of 729 horses representing 32 diverse breeds. A proposed set of 101 SNPs was analyzed for DNA typing suitability. The overall minor allele frequency of the panel was 0.376 (range 0.304–0.419), with per breed probability of identities ranging from 5.6 × 10−35 to 1.86 × 10−42. When one parent was available, exclusion probabilities ranged from 0.9998 to 0.999996, although when both parents were available, all breeds had exclusion probabilities greater than 0.9999999. A set of 388 horses from 35 breeds was genotyped to evaluate marker performance on known families. The set included 107 parent–offspring pairs and 101 full trios. No horses shared identical genotypes across all markers, indicating that the selected set was sufficient for individual identification. All pairwise comparisons were classified using ISAG rules, with one or two excluding markers considered an accepted parent–offspring pair, two or three excluding markers considered doubtful and four or more excluding markers rejecting parentage. The panel had an overall accuracy of 99.9% for identifying true parent–offspring pairs. Our developed marker set is both present on current generation SNP chips and can be highly multiplexed in standalone panels and thus is a promising resource for SNP-based DNA typing.
      PubDate: 2017-09-13T01:30:36.565544-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12608
  • Goat domestication and breeding: a jigsaw of historical, biological and
           molecular data with missing pieces
    • Authors: M. Amills; J. Capote, G. Tosser-Klopp
      Abstract: Domestic goats (Capra hircus) are spread across the five continents with a census of 1 billion individuals. The worldwide population of goats descends from a limited number of bezoars (Capra aegagrus) domesticated 10 000 YBP (years before the present) in the Fertile Crescent. The extraordinary adaptability and hardiness of goats favoured their rapid spread over the Old World, reaching the Iberian Peninsula and Southern Africa 7000 YBP and 2000 YBP respectively. Molecular studies have revealed one major mitochondrial haplogroup A and five less frequent haplogroups B, C, D, F and G. Moreover, the analysis of autosomal and Y-chromosome markers has evidenced an appreciable geographic differentiation. The implementation of new molecular technologies, such as whole-genome sequencing and genome-wide genotyping, allows for the exploration of caprine diversity at an unprecedented scale, thus providing new insights into the evolutionary history of goats. In spite of a number of pitfalls, the characterization of the functional elements of the goat genome is expected to play a key role in understanding the genetic determination of economically relevant traits. Genomic selection and genome editing also hold great potential, particularly for improving traits that cannot be modified easily by traditional selection.
      PubDate: 2017-09-04T23:26:31.418955-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12598
  • Association of polymorphisms in the 5′ regulatory region of LEPR gene
           with meat quality traits in Berkshire pigs
    • Authors: Jun-Mo Kim; Jong-Eun Park, Si-Woo Lee, Eun-Seok Cho, Bong-Hwan Choi, Hwa-Chun Park, Kyung-Tai Lee, Tae-Hun Kim
      PubDate: 2017-09-04T23:21:40.080693-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12588
  • Genome-wide scans between two honeybee populations reveal putative
           signatures of human-mediated selection
    • Authors: M. Parejo; D. Wragg, D. Henriques, A. Vignal, M. Neuditschko
      Abstract: Human-mediated selection has left signatures in the genomes of many domesticated animals, including the European dark honeybee, Apis mellifera mellifera, which has been selected by apiculturists for centuries. Using whole-genome sequence information, we investigated selection signatures in spatially separated honeybee subpopulations (Switzerland, n = 39 and France, n = 17). Three different test statistics were calculated in windows of 2 kb (fixation index, cross-population extended haplotype homozygosity and cross-population composite likelihood ratio) and combined into a recently developed composite selection score. Applying a stringent false discovery rate of 0.01, we identified six significant selective sweeps distributed across five chromosomes covering eight genes. These genes are associated with multiple molecular and biological functions, including regulation of transcription, receptor binding and signal transduction. Of particular interest is a selection signature on chromosome 1, which corresponds to the WNT4 gene, the family of which is conserved across the animal kingdom with a variety of functions. In Drosophila melanogaster, WNT4 alleles have been associated with differential wing, cross vein and abdominal phenotypes. Defining phenotypic characteristics of different Apis mellifera ssp., which are typically used as selection criteria, include colour and wing venation pattern. This signal is therefore likely to be a good candidate for human mediated-selection arising from different applied breeding practices in the two managed populations.
      PubDate: 2017-09-04T23:15:59.055549-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12599
  • Low mitochondrial diversity in native Italian pig breeds is consistent
           with the occurrence of strong population bottlenecks
    • Authors: Joanna Kubejko; Marcel Amills, Fabio Pilla, Mariasilvia D'Andrea, Alex Clop
      PubDate: 2017-09-04T02:16:40.066197-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12595
  • A genome-wide association study suggests new candidate genes for milk
           production traits in Chinese Holstein cattle
    • Authors: S. J. Yue; Y. Q. Zhao, X. R. Gu, B. Yin, Y. L. Jiang, Z. H. Wang, K. R. Shi
      Abstract: A genome-wide association study (GWAS) was conducted on 15 milk production traits in Chinese Holstein. The experimental population consisted of 445 cattle, each genotyped by the GGP (GeneSeek genomic profiling)-BovineLD V3 SNP chip, which had 26 151 public SNPs in its manifest file. After data cleaning, 20 326 SNPs were retained for the GWAS. The phenotypes were estimated breeding values of traits, provided by a public dairy herd improvement program center that had been collected once a month for 3 years. Two statistical models, a fixed-effect linear regression model and a mixed-effect linear model, were used to estimate the association effects of SNPs on each of the phenotypes. Genome-wide significant and suggestive thresholds were set at 2.46E-06 and 4.95E-05 respectively. The two statistical models concurrently identified two genome-wide significant (P 
      PubDate: 2017-08-30T23:06:08.015722-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12593
  • Mitochondrial DNA variation in Ukrainian wild boars
    • Authors: Joanna Kubejko; Alex Clop, Viktor Balatsky, Konstantin Pochernyaev, Shahin Eghbalsaied, Marcel Amills
      PubDate: 2017-08-30T01:30:27.485412-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12592
  • Splicing site disruption in the KIT gene as strong candidate for white
           dominant phenotype in an Italian Trotter
    • Authors: Stefano Capomaccio; Marco Milanesi, Cristina Nocelli, Andrea Giontella, Andrea Verini-Supplizi, Michele Branca, Maurizio Silvestrelli, Katia Cappelli
      PubDate: 2017-08-30T01:25:41.505571-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12590
  • Dermatosparaxis in White Dorper sheep: confirmation of a causative
           nonsense mutation in ADAMTS2
    • Authors: Sara Joller; Inês Berenguer Veiga, Cord Drögemüller
      PubDate: 2017-08-30T01:25:34.42438-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12591
  • Genome-wide association study for tobiano spotting coat color in Korean
           Jeju × Thoroughbred horse population
    • Authors: Nam Young Kim; Mohammad Shamsul Alam Bhuiyan, Hyun Seok Chae, Kwang Soo Baek, Jun Kyu Son, Sang Min Shin, Jae Hoon Woo, Seol Hwa Park, Seung Hwan Lee
      PubDate: 2017-08-29T03:15:54.856751-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12596
  • Exclusion of known gene loci for cerebellar abiotrophy in the Australian
           Working Kelpie
    • Authors: Annie Y. H. Pan; Claire M. Wade, Rosanne M. Taylor, Peter Williamson
      PubDate: 2017-08-29T03:15:27.082854-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12594
  • A genome-wide association study for equine recurrent airway obstruction in
           European Warmblood horses reveals a suggestive new quantitative trait
           locus on chromosome 13
    • Authors: D. Schnider; S. Rieder, T. Leeb, V. Gerber, M. Neuditschko
      Abstract: Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), also known as heaves, is an asthma-like respiratory disease. Its development is strongly influenced by environmental risk factors such as sensitization and exposure to moldy hay, straw bedding and stabling indoors. A hereditary component has been documented in previous studies; however, so far no causative genetic variant that influences the risk of developing RAO has been identified. In this study, we revised an existing dataset and selected 384 horses for genotyping on the Affymetrix high-density equine SNP array. We performed an allelic case–control genome-wide association study, which revealed a suggestively significant association on equine chromosome 13 at 32 843 309 bp. This SNP is located in the protein-coding gene TXNDC11, which is possibly involved in the folding process of the multiprotein complexes DUOX1 and DUOX2. In humans, these proteins are known to take part in regulating the production of H2O2 in the respiratory tract epithelium as well as in MUC5AC mucin expression. Therefore, TXNDC11 may be considered a functional candidate gene, and further research is needed to explore its potential role in RAO-affected horses.
      PubDate: 2017-07-24T05:40:42.815988-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12583
  • Issue Information
    • Pages: 629 - 630
      PubDate: 2017-11-15T05:58:11.415815-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/age.12502
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