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Animal Genetics

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  1. Research

    Absolute copy number differences of Y chromosomal genes between crossbred (Bos taurus × Bos indicus) and Indicine bulls

    The Y chromosome in mammal is paternally inherited and harbors genes related to male fertility and spermatogenesis. The unique intra-chromosomal recombination pattern of Y chromosome and morphological differen...

    Ayan Mukherjee, Gulshan Dass, Jagan Mohanarao G, Moloya Gohain, Biswajit Brahma, Tirtha Kumar Datta and Sachinandan De

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:15

    Published on: 4 April 2013

  2. Research

    Deletions in the pyruvate pathway of Salmonella Typhimurium alter SPI1-mediated gene expression and infectivity

    Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium is a major foodborne pathogen worldwide. S. Typhimurium encodes type III secretion systems via Salmonella pathogenicity islands (SPI), producing the major effector proteins...

    Jason Abernathy, Carolina Corkill, Carolee Hinojosa, Xianyao Li and Huaijun Zhou

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:5

    Published on: 25 February 2013

  3. Research

    Morphological and microsatellite DNA diversity of Nigerian indigenous sheep

    Sheep is important in the socio-economic lives of people around the world. It is estimated that more than half of our once common livestock breeds are now endangered. Since genetic characterization of Nigerian...

    Brilliant O Agaviezor, Sunday O Peters, Mufliat A Adefenwa, Abdulmojeed Yakubu, Olufunmilayo A Adebambo, Michael O Ozoje, Christian ON Ikeobi, Matthew Wheto, Oyeyemi O Ajayi, Samuel A Amusan, Oludotun J Ekundayo, Timothy M Sanni, Moses Okpeku, Gbolabo O Onasanya, Marcos De Donato, Babatunde M Ilori…

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:38

    Published on: 24 November 2012

  4. Research

    Identification of stable normalization genes for quantitative real-time PCR in porcine articular cartilage

    Expression levels for genes of interest must be normalized with an appropriate reference, or housekeeping gene, to make accurate comparisons of quantitative real-time PCR results. The purpose of this study was...

    Ryan S McCulloch, Melissa S Ashwell, Audrey T O’Nan and Peter L Mente

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:36

    Published on: 12 November 2012

  5. Research

    Association of a missense mutation in the luteinizing hormone/choriogonadotropin receptor gene (LHCGR) with superovulation traits in Chinese Holstein heifers

    Upon binding luteinizing hormone in the ovary, the luteinizing hormone/choriogonadotropin receptor (LHCGR) is necessary for follicular maturation and ovulation, as well as luteal function. We detected mutation...

    Yong Yu, Yunwei Pang, Haichao Zhao, Xiaoling Xu, Zhonghong Wu, Lei An and Jianhui Tian

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:35

    Published on: 9 November 2012

  6. Research

    Functional verification of the diphtheria toxin A gene in a recombinant system

    Diphtheria toxin A (DTA), a segment of the diphtheria toxin (tox), inhibits protein synthesis in cells. When released from a cell, DTA is nontoxic and cannot enter other cells independently without the help of...

    Jingfeng Zhang, Hengxi Wei, Xinzheng Guo, Minghua Hu, Fenglei Gao, Li Li and Shouquan Zhang

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:29

    Published on: 15 October 2012

  7. Study Protocol

    A novel method for rapid and reliable detection of complex vertebral malformation and bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency in Holstein cattle

    Complex vertebral malformation (CVM) and bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency (BLAD) are two autosomal recessive lethal genetic defects frequently occurring in Holstein cattle, identifiable by single nucleotid...

    Yi Zhang, Xuehua Fan, Dongxiao Sun, Yachun Wang, Ying Yu, Yan Xie, Shengli Zhang and Yuan Zhang

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:24

    Published on: 23 July 2012

  8. Research

    miRNA-dysregulation associated with tenderness variation induced by acute stress in Angus cattle

    miRNAs are a class of small, single-stranded, non-coding RNAs that perform post-transcriptional repression of target genes by binding to 3’ untranslated regions. Research has found that miRNAs involved in the ...

    Chunping Zhao, Fei Tian, Ying Yu, George Liu, Linsen Zan, M Scott Updike and Jiuzhou Song

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:12

    Published on: 1 June 2012

  9. Research

    Application of imputation methods to genomic selection in Chinese Holstein cattle

    Missing genotypes are a common feature of high density SNP datasets obtained using SNP chip technology and this is likely to decrease the accuracy of genomic selection. This problem can be circumvented by impu...

    Ziqing Weng, Zhe Zhang, Xiangdong Ding, Weixuan Fu, Peipei Ma, Chonglong Wang and Qin Zhang

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:6

    Published on: 29 February 2012

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