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Buffalo

Water buffalo were domesticated over 5,000 years ago and are economically important animals in many parts of the world. They provide more than 5% of the worlds milk supply. There are two types of domestic water buffalo, the River Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) which are the predominant type found in the west from India to Europe. The second type, the Swamp Buffalo (Bubalus carabanesis), is found more frequently in the east from India to the Philippines. The draft reference sequence of the river buffalo has been completed and an outline sequence has been produced for the swamp buffalo. Resequencing of individuals from several breeds of river and swamp buffalo has identified nearly 2 million variations and the information has been used to create a Buffalo 90K SNP chip. The Buffalo Workshop will showcase work underway on the buffalo genome, from the annotation of the reference sequence and the functional analysis of sequence variations to the worldwide study of buffalo genetic diversity and the identification of genetic mutations causing infertility. The workshop will include presentations by the SNP chip providers followed by discussions on the strategies to create a buffalo community to achieve reduced price genotyping and coordinate activities to apply genomics to buffalo management. The project is an open collaboration and new participants and contributors are welcome
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM-10:10 AM
Room: Esquire - Meeting House
Organizer:
John Williams
8:00 AM
Introduction
John Williams, PTP Science Park

8:05 AM
Annotation of the Buffalo Reference Genome
Kim D. Pruitt, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI/NLM/NIH)

8:25 AM
Gleaning Functional and Conservation Information From Water Buffalo Variant Data
Eric Fritz-Waters, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University; James Koltes, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University; James M. Reecy, Iowa State University; John Williams, PTP Science Park; Curtis P. VanTassell, Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory, USDA-ARS; Tad S. Sonstegard, Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory, USDA-ARS

8:45 AM
An Overview of Bus bubalis Genetic Diversity
Paolo Ajmone Marsan, Inst. of Zootechnics, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore; Daniela Iamartino, PTP Science Park; Lorenzo Bomba, Inst. of Zootechnics, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore; Ezequiel Luis Nicolazzi, Parco Tecnologico Padano; Ahmed Sahar Saad El-din, National Research Center; Jesus Rommel V. Herrera, Philippine Carabao Center; Libertado Cruz, PCC-Philippines Carabao Center; Shujun Zhang, Huazhong Agricultural University; Mehdi Mokhber, University of Tehran; Mehdi Mokhber, University of Tehran; Augustin Vlaic, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine; Luigi Ramunno, Department of Agriculture, University of Naples “Federico II”; G. Cosenza, DISSPAPA, University of Naples; Ali Ahmad, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology; Ihsan Soysal, Namik Kemal University; Mariena Ketudat-Cairns, Suranaree University of Technology; Rangsun Parnpai, Suranaree University of Technology; Marcela Gonçalves Drummond, Myleus Biotecnologia; Jose Fernando Garcia, Sao Paulo State University / UNESP; Peter Galbusera, KMDA; James Burton, Earthwatch Institute, IUCN; Ellen Hoal, Stellenbosch University; Alessio Valentini, University of Tuscia; Bianca Moioli, Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria; Marco Milanesi, Inst. of Zootechnics, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore; Licia Colli, Inst. of Zootechnics, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore; Alessandra Stella, PTP Science Park; John Williams, PTP Science Park

9:05 AM
Identification of Mutations Causing the White Spotted Coat Color in Swamp Buffalo
Göran Andersson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

9:25 AM
Working Towards the Use of Genomics in Buffalo Management
Libertado Cruz, Philippine Carabaou Centre

9:55 AM
Sequencing and Array Options for Genotyping in Buffalo
Cynthia Lawley, Illumina; André Eggen, Illumina; Daniela Iamartino, PTP Science Park; John Williams, PTP Science Park

10:05 AM
Discussion and Closing Remarks
John Williams, PTP Science Park

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