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  1. Research article

    Genomic regions underlying susceptibility to bovine tuberculosis in Holstein-Friesian cattle

    The significant social and economic loss as a result of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) presents a continuous challenge to cattle industries in the UK and worldwide. However, host genetic variation in cattle suscept...

    Kethusegile Raphaka, Oswald Matika, Enrique Sánchez-Molano, Raphael Mrode, Mike Peter Coffey, Valentina Riggio, Elizabeth Janet Glass, John Arthur Woolliams, Stephen Christopher Bishop and Georgios Banos

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:27

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  2. Research article

    The patterns of genomic variances and covariances across genome for milk production traits between Chinese and Nordic Holstein populations

    With the development of SNP chips, SNP information provides an efficient approach to further disentangle different patterns of genomic variances and covariances across the genome for traits of interest. Due to...

    Xiujin Li, Mogens Sandø Lund, Luc Janss, Chonglong Wang, Xiangdong Ding, Qin Zhang and Guosheng Su

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:26

    Published on: 15 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Genetic diversity of a New Zealand multi-breed sheep population and composite breeds’ history revealed by a high-density SNP chip

    Knowledge about the genetic diversity of a population is a crucial parameter for the implementation of successful genomic selection and conservation of genetic resources. The aim of this research was to establ...

    Luiz F. Brito, John C. McEwan, Stephen P. Miller, Natalie K. Pickering, Wendy E. Bain, Ken G. Dodds, Flávio S. Schenkel and Shannon M. Clarke

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:25

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  4. Research article

    Genotypic background of the recipient plant is crucial for conferring RB gene mediated late blight resistance in potato

    Late blight, caused by oomycetes pathogen Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary, is the most devastating potato disease in the world. RB gene from Solanum bulbocastanum has been shown to impart broad spectrum re...

    Rajesh K. Shandil, Swarup K. Chakrabarti, Bir Pal Singh, Sanjeev Sharma, S. Sundaresha, Surinder K. Kaushik, Arvind K. Bhatt and Nitya Nand Sharma

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:22

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  5. Research article

    Novel SNP markers in InvGE and SssI genes are associated with natural variation of sugar contents and frying color in Solanum tuberosum Group Phureja

    Potato frying color is an agronomic trait influenced by the sugar content of tubers. The candidate gene approach was employed to elucidate the molecular basis of this trait in Solanum tuberosum Group Phureja, whi...

    Diana Duarte-Delgado, Deissy Juyó, Christiane Gebhardt, Felipe Sarmiento and Teresa Mosquera-Vásquez

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:23

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Genetic affinities among the historical provinces of Romania and Central Europe as revealed by an mtDNA analysis

    As a major crossroads between Asia and Europe, Romania has experienced continuous migration and invasion episodes. The precise routes may have been shaped by the topology of the territory and had diverse impac...

    Relu Cocoş, Sorina Schipor, Montserrat Hervella, Petru Cianga, Roxana Popescu, Claudia Bănescu, Mihai Constantinescu, Alina Martinescu and Florina Raicu

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:20

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  7. Research article

    Molecular cytogenetic differentiation of paralogs of Hox paralogs in duplicated and re-diploidized genome of the North American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula)

    Acipenseriformes is a basal lineage of ray-finned fishes and comprise 27 extant species of sturgeons and paddlefishes. They are characterized by several specific genomic features as broad ploidy variation, hig...

    Radka Symonová, Miloš Havelka, Chris T. Amemiya, William Mike Howell, Tereza Kořínková, Martin Flajšhans, David Gela and Petr Ráb

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:19

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  8. Research article

    Identification of effector-like proteins in Trichoderma spp. and role of a hydrophobin in the plant-fungus interaction and mycoparasitism

    Trichoderma spp. can establish beneficial interactions with plants by promoting plant growth and defense systems, as well as, antagonizing fungal phytopathogens in mycoparasitic intera...

    Paulina Guzmán-Guzmán, Mario Iván Alemán-Duarte, Luis Delaye, Alfredo Herrera-Estrella and Vianey Olmedo-Monfil

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:16

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  9. Review

    Opportunities and challenges of whole-genome and -exome sequencing

    Recent advances in the development of sequencing technologies provide researchers with unprecedented possibilities for genetic analyses. In this review, we will discuss the history of genetic studies and the p...

    Britt-Sabina Petersen, Broder Fredrich, Marc P. Hoeppner, David Ellinghaus and Andre Franke

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:14

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  10. Research article

    Whole-genome association analysis of pork meat pH revealed three significant regions and several potential genes in Finnish Yorkshire pigs

    One of the most commonly used quality measurements of pork is pH measured 24 h after slaughter. The most probable mode of inheritance for this trait is oligogenic with several known major genes, such as PRKAG3. I...

    Lucas L. Verardo, Marja-Liisa Sevón-Aimonen, Timo Serenius, Ville Hietakangas and Pekka Uimari

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:13

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  11. Research article

    Whole genome scan reveals the genetic signature of African Ankole cattle breed and potential for higher quality beef

    Africa is home to numerous cattle breeds whose diversity has been shaped by subtle combinations of human and natural selection. African Sanga cattle are an intermediate type of cattle resulting from interbreed...

    Mengistie Taye, Jaemin Kim, Sook Hee Yoon, Wonseok Lee, Olivier Hanotte, Tadelle Dessie, Stephen Kemp, Okeyo Ally Mwai, Kelsey Caetano-Anolles, Seoae Cho, Sung Jong Oh, Hak-Kyo Lee and Heebal Kim

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:11

    Published on: 9 February 2017

  12. Methodology article

    Protanopia (red color-blindness) in medaka: a simple system for producing color-blind fish and testing their spectral sensitivity

    Color perception is important for fish to survive and reproduce in nature. Visual pigments in the retinal photoreceptor cells are responsible for receiving light stimuli, but the function of the pigments in vi...

    Noriko Homma, Yumi Harada, Tamaki Uchikawa, Yasuhiro Kamei and Shoji Fukamachi

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:10

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  13. Research article

    ADAM23 is a common risk gene for canine idiopathic epilepsy

    Idiopathic or genetic adult-onset epilepsy is a common neurological disorder in domestic dogs. Genetic association has been reported only with ADAM23 on CFA 37 in few breeds. To identify novel epilepsy genes, we ...

    Lotta L. E. Koskinen, Eija H. Seppälä, Jutta Weissl, Tarja S. Jokinen, Ranno Viitmaa, Reetta L. Hänninen, Pascale Quignon, Andrea Fischer, Catherine André and Hannes Lohi

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:8

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  14. Research article

    Prediction of genomic breeding values for growth, carcass and meat quality traits in a multi-breed sheep population using a HD SNP chip

    New Zealand has some unique Terminal Sire composite sheep breeds, which were developed in the last three decades to meet commercial needs. These composite breeds were developed based on crossing various Termin...

    Luiz F. Brito, Shannon M. Clarke, John C. McEwan, Stephen P. Miller, Natalie K. Pickering, Wendy E. Bain, Ken G. Dodds, Mehdi Sargolzaei and Flávio S. Schenkel

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:7

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  15. Research article

    Genetic diversity, extent of linkage disequilibrium and persistence of gametic phase in Canadian pigs

    Knowledge on the levels of linkage disequilibrium (LD) across the genome, persistence of gametic phase between breed pairs, genetic diversity and population structure are important parameters for the successfu...

    Daniela A. Grossi, Mohsen Jafarikia, Luiz F. Brito, Marcos E. Buzanskas, Mehdi Sargolzaei and Flávio S. Schenkel

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:6

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  16. Research article

    Fat mass and obesity associated (FTO) gene influences skeletal muscle phenotypes in non-resistance trained males and elite rugby playing position

    FTO gene variants have been associated with obesity phenotypes in sedentary and obese populations, but rarely with skeletal muscle and elite athlete phenotypes.

    S. M. Heffernan, G. K. Stebbings, L. P. Kilduff, R. M. Erskine, S. H. Day, C. I. Morse, J. S. McPhee, C. J. Cook, B. Vance, W. J. Ribbans, S. M. Raleigh, C. Roberts, M. A. Bennett, G. Wang, M. Collins, Y. P. Pitsiladis…

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:4

    Published on: 19 January 2017

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