Camelids are of enormous agricultural importance globally, though their use is limited in the US and Europe. Their remarkable adaptation to challenging environments, including arid, hot and high elevation conditions, may prove an invaluable resource in our warming climate. Camelid genomics has lagged behind that of other species as polished reference assemblies have been slow in production. Yet resourceful and collaborative approaches have yielded significant discoveries and may serve as a valuable model for other, non-mainstream, agricultural species.
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM-10:10 AM
Room: Royal Palm Salon 1-2
Samantha A. Brooks
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks

8:05 AM
Genomic Footprints of Selection under Domestication in Old World Camelids
Robert Fitak, Institute of Population Genetics, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria and Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC; Elmira Mohandesan, Vetmeduni Vienna, Institute of Population Genetics; Jukka Corander, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Helsinki; Adiya Yadamsuren, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Biology, Mammalian Ecoloy Laboratory; Battsetseg Chuluunbat, Laboratory of Genetics, Institute of Biology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences; Omer Abdelhadi, University of Khartoum, Department for Meat Sciences; Abdul Raziq, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences; Bernard Fayes, CIRAD-ES; Pamela A. Burger, Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria

8:23 AM
Characterisation of the Genetic Diversity, Structure and Admixture of Dromedary Populations
Faisal Almathen, King Faisal University; Pauline Charruau, Institute of Population Genetics; Joram M Mwacharo, International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas; Pamela A. Burger, Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria; Olivier Hanotte, The University of Nottingham

8:41 AM
Preliminary Population Structure Analysis Using Whole Genome and Genotyping-by-Sequencing Data of Dromedary Camels
Heather M. Holl, University of Florida; Salma Abdalla, Weill Cornell Medical College; Benjamin M. Shykind, Weill Cornell Medical College; Joel A. Malek, Weill Cornell Medical College; Yasmin A. Mohamoud, WCMC-Qatar; Donald Miller, Cornell University; Kamaal Pasha, Tharb Camel Hospital; Adel Khalili, Tharb Camel Hospital; Douglas Antczak, Cornell University; Samantha A. Brooks, University of Florida

8:59 AM
Seasonal Adaptations of the Hypothalamo-Neurohypophyseal System of the Arabian One-Humped Camel
David Murphy, University of Bristol; F. Zahra Djazouli Alim, Université Saad Dahleb; Charles Hindmarch, University of Bristol; Michael Greenwood, University of Bristol; Mark Rogers, University of Bristol; Chan Kok Gan, University of Malaya; Tay Yealing, BioEasy Sdn Bhd; Elena V. Romanova, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Bruce R. Southey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jonathan V Sweedler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

9:17 AM
Improving the Alpaca Genome Sequence Assembly
Terje Raudsepp, Texas A&M University; Mark Richardson, Deakin University; Fahad A Alshanbari, TAMU; Polina Perelman, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology; Belinda Appleton, Deakin University

9:53 AM

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