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Animal population genetics

Section edited by Anna Malacrida

This section incorporates all aspects of the genetics of animal populations including but not limited to: analysis of evolutionary, ecological and conservation genetics of animal populations.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:11

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    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:7

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    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:6

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    Genomic selection (GS) has played an important role in cattle breeding programs. However, genotyping prices are still a challenge for implementation of GS in beef cattle and there is still a lack of informatio...

    Authors: Mario L. Piccoli, Luiz F. Brito, José Braccini, Fernando F. Cardoso, Mehdi Sargolzaei and Flávio S. Schenkel

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:2

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Nucleolar dominance is an epigenetic phenomenon that occurs in interspecific hybrids and involves the expression of 45S rRNA genes inherited from one progenitor due to the silencing of the other progenitor’s r...

    Authors: Jun Xiao, Fangzhou Hu, Kaikun Luo, Wuhui Li and Shaojun Liu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:150

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    The widespread use of individual sires for artificial insemination promotes the propagation of recessive conditions. Inadvertent matings between unnoticed carriers of deleterious alleles may result in the mani...

    Authors: Hubert Pausch, Simon Ammermüller, Christine Wurmser, Henning Hamann, Jens Tetens, Cord Drögemüller and Ruedi Fries

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:149

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    Colour polymorphisms are common among animal species. When combined with genetic and ecological data, these polymorphisms can be excellent systems in which to understand adaptation and the molecular changes un...

    Authors: Ana S. B. Rodrigues, Sara E. Silva, Francisco Pina-Martins, João Loureiro, Mariana Castro, Karim Gharbi, Kevin P. Johnson, Christopher H. Dietrich, Paulo A. V. Borges, José A. Quartau, Chris D. Jiggins, Octávio S. Paulo and Sofia G. Seabra

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:144

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    The native cattle breeds are an important genetic resource for meat and milk production throughout Asia. In Asia cattle were domesticated around 10,000 years ago and in Korea cattle are being raised since 2000...

    Authors: Aditi Sharma, Seung-Hwan Lee, Dajeong Lim, Han-Ha Chai, Bong-Hwan Choi and Yongmin Cho

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:139

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Genetics 2017 18:12

  9. Content type: Research article

    A major function of the captive panda population is to preserve the genetic diversity of wild panda populations in their natural habitats. Understanding the genetic composition of the captive panda population ...

    Authors: Jiandong Yang, Fujun Shen, Rong Hou and Yang Da

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:133

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    Tea green leafhopper is one of the most dominant pests in Chinese tea plantations. Recent evidence, including morphological and molecular data, revealed that tea green leafhopper in China is the same species a...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Christopher H. Dietrich and Daozheng Qin

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:112

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    Two separate domestication events gave rise to humped zebu cattle in India and humpless taurine cattle in the Fertile Crescent of the Near and Middle East. Iran covers the Eastern side of the Fertile Crescent ...

    Authors: Karim Karimi, Eva M. Strucken, Nasir Moghaddar, Mohammad H. Ferdosi, Ali Esmailizadeh and Cedric Gondro

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:108

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    The effects of different evolutionary forces are expected to lead to the conservation, over many generations, of particular genomic regions (haplotypes) due to the development of linkage disequilibrium (LD). T...

    Authors: Enrique Sánchez-Molano, Dimitrios Tsiokos, Dimitrios Chatziplis, Hossein Jorjani, Lorenzo Degano, Clara Diaz, Attilio Rossoni, Hermann Schwarzenbacher, Franz Seefried, Luis Varona, Daniele Vicario, Ezequiel L. Nicolazzi and Georgios Banos

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:91

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    QTL mapping through genome-wide association studies (GWAS) is challenging, especially in the case of low heritability complex traits and when few animals possess genotypic and phenotypic information. When most...

    Authors: Thaise P. Melo, Luciana Takada, Fernando Baldi, Henrique N. Oliveira, Marina M. Dias, Haroldo H. R. Neves, Flavio S. Schenkel, Lucia G. Albuquerque and Roberto Carvalheiro

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:89

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    The Shaziling pig (Sus scrofa) is a well-known indigenous breed in China. One of its main advantages over European breeds is its high meat quality. However, little genetic information is available for the Shazili...

    Authors: Hu Yang, Xing-li Xu, Hai-ming Ma and Jun Jiang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:80

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    The maternally inherited mitochondrial genome encodes key proteins of the electron transfer chain, which produces the vast majority of cellular ATP. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) present in the mature oocyte acts ...

    Authors: Te-Sha Tsai, Sriram Rajasekar and Justin C. St. John

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:67

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The sperm gene bindin encodes a gamete recognition protein, which plays an important role in conspecific fertilization and reproductive isolation of sea urchins. Molecular evolution of the gene has been extensive...

    Authors: Evgeniy S. Balakirev, Maria Anisimova, Vladimir A. Pavlyuchkov and Francisco J. Ayala

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:66

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  17. Content type: Methodology article

    Non-invasive sampling has opened avenues for the genetic study of elusive species, which has contributed significantly to their conservation. Where field based identity of non-invasive sample is ambiguous (e.g...

    Authors: Pranay Amruth Maroju, Sonu Yadav, Vishnupriya Kolipakam, Shweta Singh, Qamar Qureshi and Yadvendradev Jhala

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:37

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Genetics 2017 18:28

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    Methods for parentage control in cattle have changed since their initial implementation in the late 1950’s from blood group typing to more current single nucleotide polymorphism determination. In the early 199...

    Authors: Bertram Brenig and Ekkehard Schütz

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:18

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