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Genome Mapping, Tagging & Characterization: Cattle

Date: Monday, January 14, 2013
Time: 7:00 AM-10:00 PM
Room: Grand Exhibit Hall
National Program for Genetic Improvement of Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle
Jeremy Taylor, Division of Animal Science, University of Missouri; US Consortium for the Genetic Improvement of Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle, www.BeefEfficiency.org

Sequencing and de novo Genome Assembly of a Nelore (Bos indicus) Bull
Leandro C. Cintra, Embrapa Informática Agropecuária; Adhemar Zerlotini, Embrapa Informática Agropecuária; Francisco P. Lobo, Embrapa Informática Agropecuária; Felipe Rodrigues da Silva, Embrapa Informática Agropecuária; Poliana F Giachetto, Embrapa Informática Agropecuária; Paula R. Kuser-Falcao, Embrapa Agriculture Informatics; Luiz Otavios Campos da Silva, Embrapa Gado de Corte; Andrea Alves do Egito, Embrapa Gado de Corte; Fabiane Siqueira, Embrapa Gado de Corte; Naiara Milagres Augusto da Silva, Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia; Samuel Rezende Paiva, Embrapa Labex US – Secretariat of International Affairs; Michel E Beleza Yamagishi, Embrapa Informática Agropecuária; Alexandre R. Caetano, Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia

Bos taurus indicus (Nelore) Hybrid Assembly Improvement using Pacbio Reads
Steven G. Schroeder, USDA-ARS-BFGL; Aleksey Zimin, University of Maryland; Derek Bickhart, USDA-ARS-AIPL; Tad S. Sonstegard, USDA-ARS-BFGL; Curtis P. Van Tassell, USDA-ARS-BFGL

Population Structure of 60 Worldwide Cattle Breeds Using High Density (700K) SNP Genotyping
Heather J. Huson, USDA-ARS; Tad S. Sonstegard, USDA-ARS-BFGL; Johann Soelkner, University of Vienna- BOKU; Hamid Mustafa, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences; Oyekan Nash, National Biotechnology Development Agency; Christopher Mukasa, Ahmadu Bello University; Daniel G. Bradley, Trinity College Dublin; Curtis P. Van Tassell, USDA-ARS-BFGL

Low-Cost Genotyping by Next Generation Sequencing: Next Generation Genotyping
John D Curry, Eureka Genomics; Warren M. Snelling, USDA-ARS, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center; Amanda K. Lindholm-Perry, USDA-ARS, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center; Paul Dier, Eureka Genomics; Maria Shin, Eureka Genomics; Jessica Nguyen, Eureka Genomics; Nadeem Bulsara, Eureka Genomics; R. Mark Thallman, USDA-ARS, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center; Viacheslav Y. Fofanov, Eureka Genomics; Heather Koshinsky, Eureka Genomics

Comparison of Two Genotyping Platforms in Canadian Beef Cattle
Narges Zare, CGIL, University of Guelph; Ricardo Ventura, Beef Improvement Opportunities; Mehdi Sargolzaei, L'Alliance Boviteq Inc.; Stephen P Miller, CGIL, University of Guelph

Accuracy of Imputation to Whole-Genome Sequence Data in Holstein Friesian Cattle
Rianne van Binsbergen, Wageningen UR Livestock Research; Marco C.A.M. Bink, Biometris, Wageningen UR Plant Science Group; Mario P.L. Calus, Wageningen UR Livestock Research; Benjamin Hayes, Biosciences Research Division, DPI; Fred E. van Eeuwijk, Biometris, Wageningen UR Plant Science Group; Roel F. Veerkamp, Wageningen UR Livestock Research

Identification and Characterisation of Bovine Bidirectional Promoters
Cedric Meersseman, UMR 1313 Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology - INRA; Daniel Petit, UMR 1061 GMA INRA - University of Limoges; Dominique Rocha, INRA UMR1313 Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology

Accuracy of Imputation to High Density SNP Data in Multibreed Beef Cattle
Ricardo Ventura, Beef Improvement Opportunities; Flavio Schenkel, CGIL, University of Guelph; Mehdi Sargolzaei, CGIL, University of Guelph; Stephen P Miller, CGIL, University of Guelph

Genome-Wide Linkage Disequilibrium Patterns in 10 Beef Cattle Breeds
Sunday O. Peters, Berry College; Kadir Kizilkaya, Adnan Menderes University; Ikhide G. Imumorin, Cornell University; Milton Thomas, Colorado State University; Rohan L. Fernando, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University; James M. Reecy, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University; Marcos De Donato, Cornell University; Dorian J. Garrick, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University

Comparison of High-Density Genomic Relationship Matrices in Beef Cattle
Ricardo Ventura, Beef Improvement Opportunities; Janusz Jamrozik, CGIL, University of Guelph; Ignacio Aguilar, INIA; Stephen P Miller, CGIL, University of Guelph

Using Genomic Relationships to Identify Haplotypes
Nathaniel C. Bowerman, Iowa State University; Rohan L. Fernando, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University; Chris Stricker, Applied Genetics Network; Dorian J. Garrick, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University

High Resolution Copy Number Variable Regions in Brown Swiss Dairy Cattle and their Value as Markers
Marlies A. Dolezal, Vetmeduni Vienna; Karin Schlangen, Dept. VESPA, Università degli Studi di Milano; Laura Pellegrino, Dept. VESPA, Università degli Studi di Milano; Morris Soller, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Enrico Santus, ANARB; Markus Jaritz, FH Campus Vienna; Alessandro Bagnato, Dept. VESPA, Università degli Studi di Milano

Accuracy of 54k to HD Genotype Imputation in Brown Swiss Cattle
Birgit Gredler, Qualitas AG; Mehdi Sargolzaei, CGIL, University of Guelph; Beat Bapst, Qualitas AG; Anna Bieber, FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture; Henner Simianer, Georg-August-University Goettingen; Franz R. Seefried, Qualitas AG

A Medium Resolution SNP Array Based Copy Number Variants Scan in Brown Swiss Dairy Cattle
Laura Pellegrino, Dept. VESPA, Università degli Studi di Milano; Marlies A. Dolezal, Università degli Studi di Milano; Christian Maltecca, NC State University; Dinesh Velayutham, Università degli Studi di Milano; Fausta Schiavini, Università degli Studi di Milano; Enrico Santus, ANARB; Chris Warkup, Biosciences KTN; Alessandro Bagnato, Università degli Studi di Milano

Identifying Polymorphisms Underlying QTLs in Bos taurus using GWAS and Whole Genome Sequence Data
Jesse Hoff, University of Missouri; Jared Decker, Division of Animal Science, University of Missouri; Robert Schnabel, University of Missouri; Jeremy Taylor, Division of Animal Science, University of Missouri

Mining RNA Sequencing Data for Evidence of Allele Specific Expression in Cattle
James Koltes, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University; Eric Fritz, Iowa State University; Matt Vaughn, Texas Advances Computing Ctr, University of Texas; Lee J Alexander, USDA-ARS; James M. Reecy, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University

Impact of Pedigree Information and Genome Assembly Errors on Inference of SNP Haplotypes in Cattle
Ziqing Weng, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University; Dorian J. Garrick, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University; Mahdi Saatchi, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University; Robert Schnabel, University of Missouri; Jeremy Taylor, Division of Animal Science, University of Missouri

Accuracy of Genotype Imputation in a Nellore Cattle Population in Brazil
Fabiane de L. Silva, University of Sao Paulo; Antonio N. Rosa, Embrapa Gado de Corte; Fabiane Siqueira, Embrapa Gado de Corte; Mauricio A Mudadu, Embrapa Pecuária Sudeste; Luciana C.A. Regitano, Embrapa Pecuária Sudeste; Gerson B. Mourão, ESALQ– USP; Guilherme J. M. Rosa, University of Wisconsin

Genotyping of Bovine Embryo Biopsies with a High Density Panel for use in Genomic Selection
Mehdi Sargolzaei, L'Alliance Boviteq Inc.; Christian Vigneault, L'Alliance Boviteq Inc.; Patrick Blondin, L'Alliance Boviteq Inc.; Flavio Schenkel, CGIL, University of Guelph; Jacques Chesnais, L'Alliance Boviteq Inc.

Novel Transcripts Identified in the Bovine Y Chromosome
Wansheng Liu, Dept. of Animal Science, Penn State University; Ti-Cheng Chang, Dept. of Animal Science, Penn State University; Yang Yang, Dept. of Animal Science, Penn State University; Ernest F. Retzel, National Center for Genome Resources

Kinase Insert Domain Receptor - A Candidate for the Hereford “spotted” Gene
Lynsey Whitacre, University of Missouri; Jared Decker, Division of Animal Science, University of Missouri; Jae Woo Kim, University of Missouri; Robert Schnabel, University of Missouri; Jeremy Taylor, Division of Animal Science, University of Missouri

Computational Genome-Wide Survey of some Heat Shock Protein Genes in the Bovine Genome
Oyeyemi O. Ajayi, Cornell University; Sunday, O Peters, Berry College; Marcos De Donato, Cornell University; Wen L. Bai, Shenyang Agricultural University; Christian O.N. Ikeobi, Federal University of Agriculture; Denis Mujibi, International Research Livestock Institute; Ikhide Imumorin, Cornell University

Genetic Diversity in the N-Terminal Region of Bovine DNAJA1 Heat Shock Protein Gene in 15 Cattle Breeds from Africa, Asia and North America
Oyeyemi O. Ajayi, Cornell University; Sunday, O Peters, Berry College; Tanveer Hussain, Cornell University; Waqas Ahmed Khan, Cornell University; Marcos De Donato, Cornell University; Joey LaMastro, Cornell University; Denis Mujibi, International Research Livestock Institute; Ikhide Imumorin, Cornell University

The Analysis of Bovine Olfactoroy Receptor (OR) Subgenome Supports the Biological Importance of the OR System in Artiodactyla
Chankyu Park, Department of Animal Biotechnology, Konkuk University; Kyooyeol Lee, Department of Animal Biotechnology, Konkuk University; Dinh Truong Nguyen, Department of Animal Biotechnology, Konkuk University; Nameun Kim, Department of Animal Biotechnology, Konkuk University

Genetic Variation in the Bovine IWS1 Gene
waqas Ahmed Khan, Cornell University

Genome-Wide in-silico Identification and Analysis of Uridine Diphospho N-Acetylgalactosaminyltransferase (GALNT) Family of Genes in Cattle
Jude Ogunnupebi, Federal University of Agriculture; Sunday O. Peters, Berry College; Sunday Adenaike, Federal University of Agriculture; Oyeyemi O. Ajayi, Cornell University; Olutunde Durosaro, Federal University of Agriculture; Michael O. Ozoje, Federal University of Agriculture; Ikhide G. Imumorin, Cornell University

Prediction and Analysis of CpG Islands and Transcription Factor Binding Elements in Putative Imprinted Gene Cluster in Bovine Chromosome 29
Oladeji Bamidele, Animal Genetics and Genomics Lab, Cornell University; Ikhide G. Imumorin, Cornell University; Ofelia G. Omitogun, Obafemi Awolowo University; Oyeyemi O. Ajayi, Cornell University; Sunday O. Peters, Berry College; Marcos De Donato, Cornell University

Epigenetic Regulation of the Innate Immune Response to LPS in Cattle
Rachael A. Doherty, Teagasc; Cliona O' Farrelly, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; Kieran G. Meade, Teagasc, Ireland

Genomic Selection for Enhanced Immune Response to Improve Dairy Cattle Health
Kathleen Thompson-Crispi, University of Guelph; Ricardo Ventura, Beef Improvement Opportunities; Flavio Schenkel, University of Guelph; Filippo Miglior, Canadian Dairy Network & University of Guelph; Bonnie Mallard, University of Guelph

Identification of Loci Associated with Bovine Respiratory Disease in Holstein Calves
Holly Neibergs, Washington State University; Christopher M. Seabury, Texas A&M University; Jeremy Taylor, Division of Animal Science, University of Missouri; Zeping Wang, Washington State University; Erik Scraggs, Washington State University; Robert Schnabel, University of Missouri; Jared Decker, Division of Animal Science, University of Missouri; Andrzej Wojtowicz, Department of Animal Science Washington State University; Jessica Davis, University of California Davis; Terry Lehenbauer, University of California Davis; Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California, Davis; Sharif S. Aly, University of California Davis; Patricia Blanchard, University of California Davis; Beate Crossley, University of California Davis; Bovine Respiratory Disease Consortium, multiple institutions

A Functional Variant in the Promoter Region of EDN2 Associated with Map Tissue Infection Up-Regulates EDN2 Expression
Zeping Wang, Washington State University; Ricardo Zanella, EMBRAPA/CNPq; Stephen N. White, USDA ARS Animal Disease Research; Curtis Van Tassell, USDA-ARS-BFGL; Holly Neibergs, Washington State University

A Mutation of the GFRΑ1 Gene is Responsible for Forelimb-Girdle Muscular Anomaly (FMA) of Japanese Black Cattle
Kouyou Akiyama, Okayama University; Takashi Hirano, Tokyo University of Agriculture; Ali Akbar Masoudi, Okayama University; Kazuyuki Uchida, Shirakawa Institute of Animal Genetics; Takehito Tsuji, Okayama University; Taeko Kumagai, Okayama University; Kouji Ohwada, nosai-Miyazaki; Yoshikazu Sugimoto, Shirakawa Institute of Animal Genetics; Tetsuo Kunieda, Okayama University

Revisiting QTL Affecting Clinical Mastitis by High-Density GWAS and Resequencing in the Finnish Ayrshire Dairy Cattle
Johanna Vilkki, MTT Agrifood Research Finland; Terhi Iso-Touru, MTT Agrifood Research Finland; Nina F Schulman, MTT Agrifood Research Finland; Marlies A. Dolezal, Vetmeduni Vienna; Alessandro Bagnato, Dept. VESPA, Università degli Studi di Milano; Morris Soller, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Frank Panitz, Aarhus University; Lars-Erik Holm, Aarhus University

Genome-Wide Association Study with Sequence Variants Identifies Candidate Genes for Mastitis Resistance in Dairy Cattle
Goutam Sahana, Aarhus University; Bernt Guldbrandtsen, Aarhus University; Christian Bendixen, Aarhus University; Bo Thomsen, Aarhus University; Mogens S Lund, Aarhus University

Comparison of Five Different Cellular Fractions to Examine the Cow Mammary Gland Transcriptome using RNA-Sequencing
Angela Cánovas, University of California-Davis; Gonzalo Rincón, University of California-Davis; Claudia Bevilacqua, INRA; Alma Islas-Trejo, University of California-Davis; Pauline Brenaut, INRA; Russell C. Hovey, University of California-Davis; Marion Boutinaud, INRA; Monica K. VanKlompenberg, University of California-Davis; Juan F. Medrano, University of California-Davis; Patrice Martin, INRA

Individual Variation of the Bovine Dermal Fibroblast Methylome and its Potential Role in Modifying the Innate Immune Response
Benjamin B Green, University of Vermont; Stephanie McKay, University of Vermont; David E Kerr, University of Vermont

A Genome-Wide Association Study for the Incidence of Persistent Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Infection in Cattle
Eduardo Casas, NADC-ARS-USDA; Bill E. Hessman, Haskell County Animal Hospital; John W. Keele, USDA, ARS, USMARC; Julia F. Ridpath, NADC-ARS-USDA

Copy Number Variation and Association Studies of PRAMEY in Cattle
Xiangpeng Yue, Dept. of Animal Science, Penn State University; Ti-Cheng Chang, Dept. of Animal Science, Penn State University; Wansheng Liu, Dept. of Animal Science, Penn State University

Exploring the Neuropeptidome of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland of PRE- and POST-Pubertal Brangus Heifers
Kasey L. DeAtley, New Mexico State University; Michelle L. Colgrave, CSIRO; Ryan L. Ashley, New Mexico State University; Gail A. Silver, New Mexico State University; Dennis M. Hallford, New Mexico State University; Juan F. Medrano, University of California-Davis; Gonzalo Rincon, University of California, Davis; Alma Islas-Trejo, University of California-Davis; Gene Wijffels, CSIRO; A. Reverter, CSIRO Animal, Food and Health Sciences; Sigrid A. Lehnert, CSIRO Food Futures Flagship Australia; Marina R. S. Fortes, University of Queensland; Milton Thomas, Colorado State University

Transcriptome of Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland of Pre- and Post-pubertal Brangus Heifers
Milton Thomas, Colorado State University; Gonzalo Rincon, University of California, Davis; Kasey L. DeAtley, New Mexico State University; Marina R. S. Fortes, University of Queensland; Juan F. Medrano, University of California-Davis; A. Reverter, CSIRO Animal, Food and Health Sciences; Ryan L. Ashley, New Mexico State University; Gail A. Silver, New Mexico State University; Dennis M. Hallford, New Mexico State University; Alma Islas-Trejo, University of California-Davis; Michelle L. Colgrave, CSIRO; Gene Wijffels, CSIRO; Sigrid A. Lehnert, CSIRO Food Futures Flagship Australia

Genome Wide Association Study of Nellore Bulls Fertility at in vitro Embryo Production
Francine Campagnari Guilhem, Sao Paulo University; Rodrigo Vitorio Alonso, Sao Paulo University; Adriana Carmo, Sao Paulo State University / UNESP; Yuri Tani Utsunomiya, Sao Paulo State University / UNESP; Valquiria Rissato Gazola, Deoxi Biotechnology Ltda; Érica de Souza Ribeiro, Deoxi Biotechnology Ltda; Tad S. Sonstegard, USDA-ARS-BFGL; Jose Fernando Garcia, Sao Paulo State University / UNESP

QTL Mapping for Body Weights and Calving Ease in Hereford Cattle Using 1Mb SNP Windows and Bayesian Inference
Mahdi Saatchi, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University; Vinaya K Katneni, Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture; Dorian J. Garrick, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University

A Region on Chromosome 14 Containing PLAG1 Controls Significant Variation in Body Weights and Calving Ease of Gelbvieh Cattle
Mahdi Saatchi, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University; Dorian J. Garrick, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University

Genome Wide Association Analysis and Fine Mapping for Cystic Ovaries, Metritis and Retained Placenta in Canadian Holsteins
Daniela A. Grossi, CGIL, University of Guelph; Mohammed K. Abo-Ismail, CGIL, University of Guelph; Mehdi Sargolzaei, CGIL, University of Guelph; Flavio Schenkel, CGIL, University of Guelph

Identification of Five Novel Mutations Responsible for Prenatal Mortality in Dairy Cattle
Sébastien Fritz, UNCEIA Genetics Team; Aurelien Capitan, UNCEIA Genetics Team; Anis Djari, INRA SIGENAE Bioinformatics Team; Sabrina C Rodriguez, INRA UMR1313 Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology; Anne Barbat, INRA UMR1313 Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology; Aurélia Baur, UNCEIA Genetics Team; Cécile Grohs, INRA UMR1313 Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology; Bernard Weiss, INRA UMR1313 Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology; Mekki Boussaha, INRA UMR1313 Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology; Diane Esquerré, INRA GeT-PlaGe Genomics Facility - GenPhySe; Christophe Klopp, INRA Toulouse; Dominique Rocha, INRA UMR1313 Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology; Didier A. Boichard, INRA UMR1313 Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology

QTL Analysis for Gestation Period in Japanese Black Cattle
Tamako Matsuhashi, Gifu Prefectural Livestock Research Institute; Takashi Hirano, The University of Tokyo; Shinji Sasaki, Shirakawa Institute of Animal Genetics; Takayuki Ibi, Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science; Toshio Watanabe, Shirakawa Institute of Animal Genetics; Naohiko Kobayashi, Gifu Prefectural Livestock Research Institute; Yoshikazu Sugimoto, Shirakawa Institute of Animal Genetics

Chromosomal Regions Impacting Pregnancy Status in Braford, Brangus and Simbrah Cattle
Kayla M Fleetwood, North Carolina State University; Tara G. McDaneld, USDA-ARS, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center; Larry A. Kuehn, USDA-ARS, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center; John W. Keele, USDA, ARS, USMARC

Fine Mapping of QTLs of Meat Quality in Three French Beef Breeds using the Bovine SNP50® Chip
Sophie Allais, Agrocampus Ouest; Jean-François Hocquette, INRA UMR 1213; Hubert Leveziel, INRA/Université de Limoges UMR 1061; Jacques Lepetit, INRA UR 370; Sylvie Rousset, INRA UMR 1019; Christophe Denoyelle, Institut de l'Elevage; Carine Bernard-Capel, Institut de l'Elevage; Marie-Noëlle Rossignol, Labogena; Laurent Journaux, UNCEIA; Gilles Renand, INRA UMR 1313

Initial Analysis of Copy Number Variations in Canchim Beef Cattle with Extreme Phenotypes for Ribeye Area
Poliana F Giachetto, Embrapa Informática Agropecuária; Fernanda C P Pereira, Embrapa Informática Agropecuária; Fabiana B Mokry, Embrapa Informática Agropecuária; Roberto H Higa, Embrapa Informática Agropecuária; Mauricio A Mudadu, Embrapa Pecuária Sudeste; Marcos V Silva, Embrapa Gado de Leite; Simone C M Niciura, Embrapa Pecuária Sudeste; Fernando F Cardoso, Embrapa Pecuária Sul; Mauricio M Alencar, Embrapa Pecuária Sudeste; Sarah L C Meirelles, Universidade Federal de Lavras; Andressa O Lima, Universidade Federal de São Carlos; Luciana C.A. Regitano, Embrapa Pecuária Sudeste

A Genome-Wide Association Study of Meat Tenderness in Nelore Beef Cattle
Polyana C. Tizioto, Universidade Federal de São Carlos; Jared Decker, Division of Animal Science, University of Missouri; Jeremy Taylor, Division of Animal Science, University of Missouri; Robert Schnabel, University of Missouri; Mauricio A Mudadu, Embrapa Pecuária Sudeste; Luiz Lehmann Coutinho, ESALQ– USP; Gerson B. Mourão, ESALQ– USP; Tad Sonstegard, USDA-ARS-ANRI-BFGL; Antonio N. Rosa, Embrapa Gado de Corte; Mauricio M. Alencar, Embrapa Pecuária Sudeste; Rymer R. Tullio, Embrapa Pecuária Sudeste; Sergio R. Medeiros, Embrapa Gado de Corte; Renata T. Nassu, Embrapa Pecuária Sudeste; Gelson L.D. Feijó, Embrapa Gado de Corte; Fabiane Siqueira, Embrapa Gado de Corte; Luciana C.A. Regitano, Embrapa Pecuária Sudeste

Application of Congenics to Introgress a Myostatin Mutation in Nellore Cattle via SNP-Assisted Backcrossing
Rodrigo Vitorio Alonso, Sao Paulo University; Amilcar Tanuri, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; José A. Visintin, Sao Paulo University; Yuri Tani Utsunomiya, Sao Paulo State University / UNESP; Francine Campagnari Guilhem, Sao Paulo University; Adriana Carmo, Sao Paulo State University / UNESP; Tad S. Sonstegard, USDA-ARS-BFGL; Jose Fernando Garcia, Sao Paulo State University / UNESP

Genome Wide Analysis of Milk Fatty Acid Profile and Coagulation Properties in Italian Brown Swiss Cows using a Low Density SNP Panel
Nicolò P. P. Macciotta, University of Sassari; Stefania Chessa, Institute of Agricultural Biology & Biotechnology - CNR; Massimo Cellesi, University of Sassari; Giuseppe Conte, University of Pisa; Paola Cremonesi, Institute of Agricultural Biology & Biotechnology - CNR; Marcello Mele, University of Pisa; Alessio Cecchinato, University of Padova; Raffaele Mazza, AIA - Italian Breeders Association; Bianca Castiglioni, Institute of Agricultural Biology & Biotechnology - CNR

Increasing the Accuracy of Genomic Estimated Breeding Values of Milk Traits in New Zealand Dairy Cattle Using DGAT Genotypes
Melanie Hayr, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University; Mahdi Saatchi, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University; Dave Johnson, LIC; Dorian J. Garrick, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University

A Complete Nuclear Genome Sequence from the Extinct Eurasian Wild Aurochs (Bos primigenius)
Stephen D.E. Park, University College Dublin; David A. Magee, University College Dublin; Paul A. McGettigan, University College Dublin; Matthew Teasdale, Trinity College Dublin; Ceiridwen J. Edwards, Oxford University; Amanda J. Lohan, University College Dublin; Alison Murphy, University College Dublin; Yuan Liu, BGI-Shenzhen; Emma K. Finlay, Trinity College Dublin; Steven G. Schroeder, USDA-ARS-BFGL; Daniel G. Bradley, Trinity College Dublin; Tad S. Sonstegard, USDA-ARS-BFGL; Brendan J. Loftus, University College Dublin; David E. MacHugh, University College Dublin

Phylogeography and Domestication of Chinese Swamp Buffalo
Chuzhao Lei, Northwest A&F University; Xiangpeng Yue, Northwest A&F University; Wenmei Xie, Department of Basic Medicine, Pingliang Medical College; Hong Chen, Northwest A&F University; Li Liu, Stanford University

Computational Molecular Analyses of Kappa Casein 3 Gene in 24 Species Reveal Differences Between Ruminants and Non-Ruminant Mammals
Sunday Adenaike, Federal University of Agriculture; Sunday O. Peters, Berry College; Marcos De Donato, Cornell University; Adeboye Fafiolu, Federal University of Agriculture; Christian O.N. Ikeobi, Federal University of Agriculture; Ikhide G. Imumorin, Cornell University

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