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  1. Colostral concentration of immunoglobulins (Ig) is crucial for the passive transfer of antibodies from the cow to the new-born calf. Direct determination of Ig by the gold standard radial immunodiffusion metho...

    Authors: Angela Costa, Giulio Visentin, Arianna Goi, Massimo De Marchi and Mauro Penasa
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:79
  2. Selection schemes distort inference when estimating differences between treatments or genetic associations between traits, and may degrade prediction of outcomes, e.g., the expected performance of the progeny ...

    Authors: Daniel Gianola, Rohan L. Fernando and Chris C. Schön
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:78
  3. Milk yield and fine composition in sheep depend on the volatile and long-chain fatty acids, microbial proteins, vitamins produced through feedstuff digestion by the rumen microbiota. In cattle, the host genome...

    Authors: Guillermo Martinez Boggio, Annabelle Meynadier, Albert Johannes Buitenhuis and Christel Marie-Etancelin
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:77
  4. By entering the era of mega-scale genomics, we are facing many computational issues with standard genomic evaluation models due to their dense data structure and cubic computational complexity. Several scalabl...

    Authors: Ivan Pocrnic, Finn Lindgren, Daniel Tolhurst, William O. Herring and Gregor Gorjanc
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:76
  5. Rabbit wool traits are important in fiber production and for model organism research on hair growth, but their genetic architecture remains obscure. In this study, we focused on wool characteristics in Angora ...

    Authors: Dan Wang, Kerui Xie, Yanyan Wang, Jiaqing Hu, Wenqiang Li, Aiguo Yang, Qin Zhang, Chao Ning and Xinzhong Fan
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:75
  6. Recent research shows that genetic selection has high potential to reduce the prevalence of infectious diseases in livestock. However, like all interventions that target infectious diseases, genetic selection ...

    Authors: Andries D. Hulst, Piter Bijma and Mart C. M. De Jong
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:73
  7. Single-step genomic best linear unbiased prediction (GBLUP) involves a joint analysis of individuals with genotype information, and their ancestors, descendants, or contemporaries, without recorded genotypes. ...

    Authors: Dorian J. Garrick and Rohan L. Fernando
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:72
  8. The palate is a structure separating the oral and nasal cavities and its integrity is essential for feeding and breathing. The total or partial opening of the palate is called a cleft palate and is a common ma...

    Authors: Anne Vaiman, Sébastien Fritz, Christian Beauvallet, Mekki Boussaha, Cécile Grohs, Nathalie Daniel-Carlier, Anne Relun, Didier Boichard, Jean-Luc Vilotte and Amandine Duchesne
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:71
  9. Red dairy cattle breeds have an important role in the European dairy sector because of their functional characteristics and good health. Extensive pedigree information is available for these breeds and provide...

    Authors: Sofia Nyman, Anna M. Johansson, Valentina Palucci, Anna A. Schönherz, Bernt Guldbrandtsen, Dirk Hinrichs and Dirk-Jan de Koning
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:70
  10. At the beginning of genomic selection, some Chinese companies genotyped pigs with different single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays. The obtained genomic data are then combined and to do this, several impu...

    Authors: Quanshun Mei, Zulma G. Vitezica, Jielin Li, Shuhong Zhao, Andres Legarra and Tao Xiang
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:69
  11. A sufficient IgG content in the colostrum is essential for the newborn calf, as it provides passive immunity which substantially affects the probability of survival during rearing. Failure of passive transfer ...

    Authors: Juan Cordero-Solorzano, Dirk-Jan de Koning, Madeleine Tråvén, Therese de Haan, Mathilde Jouffroy, Andrea Larsson, Aline Myrthe, Joop A. J. Arts, Henk K. Parmentier, Henk Bovenhuis and Jonas Johansson Wensman
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:68
  12. Bovine paratuberculosis, or Johne’s disease (JD), is a contagious and incurable disease caused by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). It has adverse effects on animal welfare and is very difficult ...

    Authors: Marie-Pierre Sanchez, Thierry Tribout, Sébastien Fritz, Raphaël Guatteo, Christine Fourichon, Laurent Schibler, Arnaud Delafosse and Didier Boichard
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:67
  13. Although single-step GBLUP (ssGBLUP) is an animal model, SNP effects can be backsolved from genomic estimated breeding values (GEBV). Predicted SNP effects allow to compute indirect prediction (IP) per individ...

    Authors: Andre Garcia, Ignacio Aguilar, Andres Legarra, Shogo Tsuruta, Ignacy Misztal and Daniela Lourenco
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:66
  14. Early simulations indicated that whole-genome sequence data (WGS) could improve the accuracy of genomic predictions within and across breeds. However, empirical results have been ambiguous so far. Large datase...

    Authors: Roger Ros-Freixedes, Martin Johnsson, Andrew Whalen, Ching-Yi Chen, Bruno D. Valente, William O. Herring, Gregor Gorjanc and John M. Hickey
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:65
  15. The covariance matrix of breeding values is at the heart of prediction methods. Prediction of breeding values can be formulated using either an “observed” or a theoretical covariance matrix, and a major argume...

    Authors: Rodolfo J. C. Cantet, Belcy K. Angarita-Barajas, Natalia S. Forneris and Sebastián Munilla
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:64
  16. Genetic improvement is one of the major means to enhance the productivity of livestock, and well-designed animal genetic improvement schemes are necessary to achieve genetic gains. The objective of the current...

    Authors: Kiflay Welday Haileselassie, Solomon Abgaz Kebede, Mengistu Ugre Letta and Solomon Gizaw GebreMichael
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:63
  17. The genetic mechanisms that underlie phenotypic differentiation in breeding animals have important implications in evolutionary biology and agriculture. However, the contribution of cis-regulatory variants to ...

    Authors: Yuwen Liu, Yang Fu, Yalan Yang, Guoqiang Yi, Jinmin Lian, Bingkun Xie, Yilong Yao, Muya Chen, Yongchao Niu, Lei Liu, Liyuan Wang, Yongsheng Zhang, Xinhao Fan, Yijie Tang, Pengxiang Yuan, Min Zhu…
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:62
  18. After domestication, the evolution of phenotypically-varied sheep breeds has generated rich biodiversity. This wide phenotypic variation arises as a result of hidden genomic changes that range from a single nu...

    Authors: Peter Kalds, Shiwei Zhou, Yawei Gao, Bei Cai, Shuhong Huang, Yulin Chen and Xiaolong Wang
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:61
  19. Sharing individual phenotype and genotype data between countries is complex and fraught with potential errors, while sharing summary statistics of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) is relatively straightf...

    Authors: Sunduimijid Bolormaa, Iona M. MacLeod, Majid Khansefid, Leah C. Marett, William J. Wales, Filippo Miglior, Christine F. Baes, Flavio S. Schenkel, Erin E. Connor, Coralia I. V. Manzanilla-Pech, Paul Stothard, Emily Herman, Gert J. Nieuwhof, Michael E. Goddard and Jennie E. Pryce
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:60
  20. The spread of infectious diseases in populations is controlled by the susceptibility (propensity to acquire infection), infectivity (propensity to transmit infection), and recoverability (propensity to recover...

    Authors: Christopher Pooley, Glenn Marion, Stephen Bishop and Andrea Doeschl-Wilson
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:59
  21. In cattle, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have largely focused on European or Asian breeds, using genotyping arrays that were primarily designed for European cattle. Because there is growing interest i...

    Authors: Valentina Riggio, Abdulfatai Tijjani, Rebecca Callaby, Andrea Talenti, David Wragg, Emmanuel T. Obishakin, Chukwunonso Ezeasor, Frans Jongejan, Ndudim I. Ogo, Fred Aboagye-Antwi, Alassane Toure, Jahashi Nzalawahej, Boubacar Diallo, Ayao Missohou, Adrien M. G. Belem, Appolinaire Djikeng…
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:58
  22. Compared to national evaluations, international collaboration projects further improve accuracies of estimated breeding values (EBV) by building larger reference populations or performing a joint evaluation us...

    Authors: Renzo Bonifazi, Mario P. L. Calus, Jan ten Napel, Roel F. Veerkamp, Alexis Michenet, Simone Savoia, Andrew Cromie and Jérémie Vandenplas
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:57
  23. On-going climate change will drastically modify agriculture in the future, with a need for more sustainable systems, in particular regarding animal production. In this context, genetic diversity is a key facto...

    Authors: Gwendal Restoux, Xavier Rognon, Agathe Vieaud, Daniel Guemene, Florence Petitjean, Romuald Rouger, Sophie Brard-Fudulea, Sophie Lubac-Paye, Geoffrey Chiron and Michèle Tixier-Boichard
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:56
  24. Breeding pigs that can efficiently digest alternative diets with increased fiber content is a viable strategy to mitigate the feed cost in pig production. This study aimed at determining the contribution of th...

    Authors: Vanille Déru, Francesco Tiezzi, Céline Carillier-Jacquin, Benoit Blanchet, Laurent Cauquil, Olivier Zemb, Alban Bouquet, Christian Maltecca and Hélène Gilbert
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:55
  25. The porcine repetitive element 1 (PRE1) is the most abundant short interspersed nuclear element (SINE) in the Sus scrofa genome and it has been suggested that some PRE1 can have regulatory functions. The million ...

    Authors: Min Zheng, Tianfu Guo, Bin Yang, Zhiyan Zhang and Lusheng Huang
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:54
  26. Feed efficiency during lactation involves a set of phenotypic traits that form a complex system, with some traits exerting causal effects on the others. Information regarding such interrelationships can be use...

    Authors: Mónica Mora, Ingrid David, Hélène Gilbert, Guilherme J. M. Rosa, Juan Pablo Sánchez and Miriam Piles
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:53
  27. Single-step genomic predictions obtained from a breeding value model require calculating the inverse of the genomic relationship matrix http://static-content.springer.com/image/art%3A10.1186%2Fs12711-022-00741-7/12711_2022_741_Article_IEq1.gif

    Authors: Matias Bermann, Daniela Lourenco, Natalia S. Forneris, Andres Legarra and Ignacy Misztal
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:52
  28. There is a growing interest to decipher the genetic background of resilience and its possible improvement through selective breeding. The objective of the present study was to provide new insights into the gen...

    Authors: Houda Laghouaouta, Lorenzo Fraile, Rafael Suárez-Mesa, Roger Ros-Freixedes, Joan Estany and Ramona Natacha Pena
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:50
  29. Empirically assessing the impact of preselection on genetic evaluation of preselected animals requires comparing scenarios that take different approaches into account, including scenarios without preselection....

    Authors: Ibrahim Jibrila, Jeremie Vandenplas, Jan ten Napel, Rob Bergsma, Roel F. Veerkamp and Mario P. L. Calus
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:48
  30. Compared to medium-density single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data, high-density SNP data contain abundant genetic variants and provide more information for the genetic evaluation of livestock, but it has be...

    Authors: Duanyang Ren, Xiaodian Cai, Qing Lin, Haoqiang Ye, Jinyan Teng, Jiaqi Li, Xiangdong Ding and Zhe Zhang
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:47
  31. The rabbit cecum hosts and interacts with a complex microbial ecosystem that contributes to the variation of traits of economic interest. Although the influence of host genetics on microbial diversity and spec...

    Authors: María Velasco-Galilea, Miriam Piles, Yuliaxis Ramayo-Caldas, Luis Varona and Juan Pablo Sánchez
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:46
  32. In genomic prediction including data of 3- or 4-way crossbred animals, line composition is usually fitted as a regression on expected line proportions, which are 0.5, 0.25 and 0.25, respectively, for 3-way cro...

    Authors: Mario P. L. Calus, John M. Henshall, Rachel Hawken and Jérémie Vandenplas
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:44
  33. If not accounted for, genotype x environment (G×E) interactions can decrease the accuracy of genetic evaluations and the efficiency of breeding schemes. These interactions are reflected by genetic correlations...

    Authors: Vincent Ducrocq, Astrid Cadet, Clotilde Patry, Lene van der Westhuizen, Jacob B. van Wyk and Frederick Wilhelm Cornelius Neser
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:43
  34. Meat quality and composition traits have become valuable in modern pork production; however, genetic improvement has been slow due to high phenotyping costs. Combining genomic information with multi-trait indi...

    Authors: Emmanuel André Lozada-Soto, Daniela Lourenco, Christian Maltecca, Justin Fix, Clint Schwab, Caleb Shull and Francesco Tiezzi
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:42
  35. Duration of fertility (DF) is an important economic trait in poultry production because it has a strong effect on chick output. Various criteria or traits to assess DF on individual hens have been reported but...

    Authors: Chaoliang Wen, Chunning Mai, Ronglang Cai, Qinli Gou, Boxuan Zhang, Junying Li, Congjiao Sun and Ning Yang
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:41
  36. Selection of livestock based on their robustness or sensitivity to environmental variation could help improve the efficiency of production systems, particularly in the light of climate change. Genetic variatio...

    Authors: Dominic L. Waters, Sam A. Clark, Nasir Moghaddar and Julius H. van der Werf
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:40
  37. It is expected that functional, mainly missense and loss-of-function (LOF), and regulatory variants are responsible for most phenotypic differences between breeds and genetic lines of livestock species that ha...

    Authors: Roger Ros-Freixedes, Bruno D. Valente, Ching-Yi Chen, William O. Herring, Gregor Gorjanc, John M. Hickey and Martin Johnsson
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:39
  38. Meta-analysis describes a category of statistical methods that aim at combining the results of multiple studies to increase statistical power by exploiting summary statistics. Different industries that use gen...

    Authors: Abdulqader Jighly, Haifa Benhajali, Zengting Liu and Mike E. Goddard
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:37
  39. Although bovine milk is regarded as healthy and nutritious, its high content of saturated fatty acids (FA) may be harmful to cardiovascular health. Palmitic acid (C16:0) is the predominant saturated FA in milk...

    Authors: Tim Martin Knutsen, Hanne Gro Olsen, Isaya Appelesy Ketto, Kristil Kindem Sundsaasen, Achim Kohler, Valeria Tafintseva, Morten Svendsen, Matthew Peter Kent and Sigbjørn Lien
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:35
  40. The algorithm for proven and young (APY) has been suggested as a solution for recursively computing a sparse representation for the inverse of a large genomic relationship matrix (G). In APY, a subset of genotype...

    Authors: Rostam Abdollahi-Arpanahi, Daniela Lourenco and Ignacy Misztal
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:34
  41. Recombination is a fundamental part of mammalian meiosis that leads to the exchange of large segments of DNA between homologous chromosomes and is therefore an important driver of genetic diversity in populati...

    Authors: Cathrine Brekke, Peer Berg, Arne B. Gjuvsland and Susan E. Johnston
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:33
  42. An important goal in animal breeding is to improve longitudinal traits. The objective of this study was to explore for longitudinal residual feed intake (RFI) data, which estimated breeding value (EBV), or com...

    Authors: Ingrid David, Anne Ricard, Van-Hung Huynh-Tran, Jack C. M. Dekkers and Hélène Gilbert
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:32
  43. The importance of local breeds as genetic reservoirs of valuable genetic variation is well established. Pig breeding in Central and South-Eastern Europe has a long tradition that led to the formation of severa...

    Authors: Minja Zorc, Dubravko Škorput, Kristina Gvozdanović, Polona Margeta, Danijel Karolyi, Zoran Luković, Krešimir Salajpal, Radomir Savić, Maria Muñoz, Samuele Bovo, Ivona Djurkin Kušec, Čedomir Radović, Goran Kušec, Marjeta Čandek Potokar and Peter Dovč
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:30

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