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  1. Research Article

    A missense variant in the coil1A domain of the keratin 25 gene is associated with the dominant curly hair coat trait (Crd) in horse

    Curly horses present a variety of curl phenotypes that are associated with various degrees of curliness of coat, mane, tail and ear hairs. Their origin is still a matter of debate and several genetic hypothese...

    Caroline Morgenthaler, Mathieu Diribarne, Aurélien Capitan, Rachel Legendre, Romain Saintilan, Maïlys Gilles, Diane Esquerré, Rytis Juras, Anas Khanshour, Laurent Schibler and Gus Cothran

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:85

    Published on: 15 November 2017

  2. Research article

    Genome-wide scan for runs of homozygosity identifies potential candidate genes associated with local adaptation in Valle del Belice sheep

    Because very large numbers of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are now available throughout the genome, they are particularly suitable for the detection of genomic regions where a reduction in heterozygo...

    Salvatore Mastrangelo, Marco Tolone, Maria T. Sardina, Gianluca Sottile, Anna M. Sutera, Rosalia Di Gerlando and Baldassare Portolano

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:84

    Published on: 14 November 2017

  3. Research Article

    Genome-wide association studies and genomic prediction of breeding values for calving performance and body conformation traits in Holstein cattle

    Our aim was to identify genomic regions via genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to improve the predictability of genetic merit in Holsteins for 10 calving and 28 body conformation traits. Animals were genot...

    Mohammed K. Abo-Ismail, Luiz F. Brito, Stephen P. Miller, Mehdi Sargolzaei, Daniela A. Grossi, Steve S. Moore, Graham Plastow, Paul Stothard, Shadi Nayeri and Flavio S. Schenkel

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:82

    Published on: 7 November 2017

  4. Research Article

    Population structure and genomic inbreeding in nine Swiss dairy cattle populations

    Domestication, breed formation and intensive selection have resulted in divergent cattle breeds that likely exhibit their own genomic signatures. In this study, we used genotypes from 27,612 autosomal single n...

    Heidi Signer-Hasler, Alexander Burren, Markus Neuditschko, Mirjam Frischknecht, Dorian Garrick, Christian Stricker, Birgit Gredler, Beat Bapst and Christine Flury

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:83

    Published on: 7 November 2017

  5. Research Article

    High-resolution analysis of selection sweeps identified between fine-wool Merino and coarse-wool Churra sheep breeds

    With the aim of identifying selection signals in three Merino sheep lines that are highly specialized for fine wool production (Australian Industry Merino, Australian Merino and Australian Poll Merino) and con...

    Beatriz Gutiérrez-Gil, Cristina Esteban-Blanco, Pamela Wiener, Praveen Krishna Chitneedi, Aroa Suarez-Vega and Juan-Jose Arranz

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:81

    Published on: 7 November 2017

  6. Research Article

    Multivariate random regression analysis for body weight and main morphological traits in genetically improved farmed tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)

    Because of their high economic importance, growth traits in fish are under continuous improvement. For growth traits that are recorded at multiple time-points in life, the use of univariate and multivariate an...

    Jie He, Yunfeng Zhao, Jingli Zhao, Jin Gao, Dandan Han, Pao Xu and Runqing Yang

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:80

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  7. Research Article

    Identification of copy number variation in French dairy and beef breeds using next-generation sequencing

    Copy number variations (CNV) are known to play a major role in genetic variability and disease pathogenesis in several species including cattle. In this study, we report the identification and characterization...

    Rabia Letaief, Emmanuelle Rebours, Cécile Grohs, Cédric Meersseman, Sébastien Fritz, Lidwine Trouilh, Diane Esquerré, Johanna Barbieri, Christophe Klopp, Romain Philippe, Véronique Blanquet, Didier Boichard, Dominique Rocha and Mekki Boussaha

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:77

    Published on: 24 October 2017

  8. Research Article

    Genomic evaluation for a three-way crossbreeding system considering breed-of-origin of alleles

    Genomic prediction of purebred animals for crossbred performance can be based on a model that estimates effects of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in purebreds on crossbred performance. For crossbred pe...

    Claudia A. Sevillano, Jeremie Vandenplas, John W. M. Bastiaansen, Rob Bergsma and Mario P. L. Calus

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:75

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  9. Short communication

    Detection of two non-synonymous SNPs in SLC45A2 on BTA20 as candidate causal mutations for oculocutaneous albinism in Braunvieh cattle

    Cases of albinism have been reported in several species including cattle. So far, research has identified many genes that are involved in this eye-catching phenotype. Thus, when two paternal Braunvieh half-sib...

    Sophie Rothammer, Elisabeth Kunz, Doris Seichter, Stefan Krebs, Martina Wassertheurer, Ruedi Fries, Gottfried Brem and Ivica Medugorac

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:73

    Published on: 5 October 2017

  10. Research Article

    The genetic basis of novel water utilisation and drinking behaviour traits and their relationship with biological performance in turkeys

    There is increasing interest in the definition, measurement and use of traits associated with water use and drinking behaviour, mainly because water is a finite resource and its intake is an important part of ...

    Julija Rusakovica, Valentin D. Kremer, Thomas Plötz, Paige Rohlf and Ilias Kyriazakis

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:72

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  11. Research Article

    Genome-wide SNP data unveils the globalization of domesticated pigs

    Pigs were domesticated independently in Eastern and Western Eurasia early during the agricultural revolution, and have since been transported and traded across the globe. Here, we present a worldwide survey on...

    Bin Yang, Leilei Cui, Miguel Perez-Enciso, Aleksei Traspov, Richard P. M. A. Crooijmans, Natalia Zinovieva, Lawrence B. Schook, Alan Archibald, Kesinee Gatphayak, Christophe Knorr, Alex Triantafyllidis, Panoraia Alexandri, Gono Semiadi, Olivier Hanotte, Deodália Dias, Peter Dovč…

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:71

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  12. Research Article

    Multi-breed genomic prediction using Bayes R with sequence data and dropping variants with a small effect

    The increasing availability of whole-genome sequence data is expected to increase the accuracy of genomic prediction. However, results from simulation studies and analysis of real data do not always show an in...

    Irene van den Berg, Phil J. Bowman, Iona M. MacLeod, Ben J. Hayes, Tingting Wang, Sunduimijid Bolormaa and Mike E. Goddard

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:70

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  13. Research Article

    Within-breed and multi-breed GWAS on imputed whole-genome sequence variants reveal candidate mutations affecting milk protein composition in dairy cattle

    Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) were performed at the sequence level to identify candidate mutations that affect the expression of six major milk proteins in Montbéliarde (MON), Normande (NOR), and Hols...

    Marie-Pierre Sanchez, Armelle Govignon-Gion, Pascal Croiseau, Sébastien Fritz, Chris Hozé, Guy Miranda, Patrice Martin, Anne Barbat-Leterrier, Rabia Letaïef, Dominique Rocha, Mickaël Brochard, Mekki Boussaha and Didier Boichard

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:68

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  14. Research Article

    Genetic tests for estimating dairy breed proportion and parentage assignment in East African crossbred cattle

    Smallholder dairy farming in much of the developing world is based on the use of crossbred cows that combine local adaptation traits of indigenous breeds with high milk yield potential of exotic dairy breeds. ...

    Eva M. Strucken, Hawlader A. Al-Mamun, Cecilia Esquivelzeta-Rabell, Cedric Gondro, Okeyo A. Mwai and John P. Gibson

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:67

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  15. Research Article

    Simultaneous fitting of genomic-BLUP and Bayes-C components in a genomic prediction model

    The rapid adoption of genomic selection is due to two key factors: availability of both high-throughput dense genotyping and statistical methods to estimate and predict breeding values. The development of such...

    Oscar O. M. Iheshiulor, John A. Woolliams, Morten Svendsen, Trygve Solberg and Theo H. E. Meuwissen

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:63

    Published on: 24 August 2017

  16. Research Article

    Multiple-trait QTL mapping and genomic prediction for wool traits in sheep

    The application of genomic selection to sheep breeding could lead to substantial increases in profitability of wool production due to the availability of accurate breeding values from single nucleotide polymor...

    Sunduimijid Bolormaa, Andrew A. Swan, Daniel J. Brown, Sue Hatcher, Nasir Moghaddar, Julius H. van der Werf, Michael E. Goddard and Hans D. Daetwyler

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:62

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  17. Research Article

    Genetic assessment of residual feed intake as a feed efficiency trait in the Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei

    Residual feed intake (RFI) was investigated as a measure of feed efficiency in a breeding population of Litopenaeus vannamei. Shrimp from 34 families were housed individually and feed efficiency and growth traits...

    Ping Dai, Sheng Luan, Xia Lu, Kun Luo, Xianhong Meng, Baoxiang Cao and Jie Kong

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:61

    Published on: 4 August 2017

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