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  1. The objective of the present study was to investigate how variation in the faecal microbial composition is associated with variation in average daily gain (ADG), backfat thickness (BFT), daily feed intake (DFI...

    Authors: Amir Aliakbari, Olivier Zemb, Laurent Cauquil, Céline Barilly, Yvon Billon and Hélène Gilbert
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:29
  2. There is growing interest in using genetic selection to obtain more resilient farm animals (i.e. that are minimally affected by disturbances or rapidly recover from them). The aims of this study were to: (i) e...

    Authors: Nicolas Bedere, Tom V. L. Berghof, Katrijn Peeters, Marie-Hélène Pinard-van der Laan, Jeroen Visscher, Ingrid David and Han A. Mulder
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:26
  3. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) is an indicator trait for urinary nitrogen excretion. Measuring BUN level requires a blood sample, which limits the number of records that can be obtained. Alternatively, BUN can be p...

    Authors: Irene van den Berg, Phuong N. Ho, Tuan V. Nguyen, Mekonnen Haile-Mariam, Timothy D. W. Luke and Jennie E. Pryce
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:27
  4. In livestock breeding, selection for some traits can be improved with direct selection for crossbred performance. However, genetic analyses with phenotypes from crossbred animals require methods for multibreed...

    Authors: Bjarke Grove Poulsen, Tage Ostersen, Bjarne Nielsen and Ole Fredslund Christensen
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:25
  5. Natural antibodies (NAb) are antibodies that are present in a healthy individual without requiring previous exposure to an exogenous antigen. Selection for high NAb levels might contribute to improved general ...

    Authors: Henk Bovenhuis, Tom V. L. Berghof, Marleen H. P. W. Visker, Joop A. J. Arts, Jeroen Visscher, Jan J. van der Poel and Henk K. Parmentier
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:24
  6. Single-step genomic best linear unbiased prediction (ssGBLUP) allows the inclusion of information from genotyped and ungenotyped individuals in a single analysis. This avoids the need to genotype all candidate...

    Authors: Milagros Sánchez-Mayor, Valentina Riggio, Pau Navarro, Beatriz Gutiérrez-Gil, Chris S. Haley, Luis Fernando De la Fuente, Juan-José Arranz and Ricardo Pong-Wong
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:23
  7. Milk samples from 10,641 dairy cattle were screened by a mass spectrometry method for extreme concentrations of the A or B isoforms of the whey protein, β-lactoglobulin (BLG), to identify causative genetic var...

    Authors: Stephen R. Davis, Hamish E. Ward, Van Kelly, David Palmer, Alexandra E. Ankersmit-Udy, Thomas J. Lopdell, Sarah D. Berry, Mathew D. Littlejohn, Kathryn Tiplady, Linda F. Adams, Katie Carnie, Alayna Burrett, Natalie Thomas, Russell G. Snell, Richard J. Spelman and Klaus Lehnert
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:22
  8. Resilient animals are minimally affected by disturbances, such as diseases and heat stress, and quickly recover. Daily activity data can potentially indicate resilience, because resilient animals likely keep v...

    Authors: Marieke Poppe, Han A. Mulder, Mathijs L. van Pelt, Erik Mullaart, Henk Hogeveen and Roel F. Veerkamp
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:21
  9. Phosphorus is an essential nutrient in all living organisms and, currently, it is the focus of much attention due to its global scarcity, the environmental impact of phosphorus from excreta, and its low digest...

    Authors: Valentin Haas, Solveig Vollmar, Siegfried Preuß, Markus Rodehutscord, Amélia Camarinha-Silva and Jörn Bennewitz
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:20
  10. Genomic selection has revolutionized genetic improvement in animals and plants, but little is known about its long-term effects. Here, we investigated the long-term effects of genomic selection on response to ...

    Authors: Yvonne C. J. Wientjes, Piter Bijma, Mario P. L. Calus, Bas J. Zwaan, Zulma G. Vitezica and Joost van den Heuvel
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:19
  11. Semen quality and insemination success are monitored in artificial insemination bulls to ensure high male fertility rates. Only ejaculates that fulfill minimum quality requirements are processed and eventually...

    Authors: Maya Hiltpold, Fredi Janett, Xena Marie Mapel, Naveen Kumar Kadri, Zih-Hua Fang, Hermann Schwarzenbacher, Franz R. Seefried, Mirjam Spengeler, Ulrich Witschi and Hubert Pausch
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:18
  12. Heat tolerance is a trait of economic importance in the context of warm climates and the effects of global warming on livestock production, reproduction, health, and well-being. This study investigated the imp...

    Authors: Evans K. Cheruiyot, Mekonnen Haile-Mariam, Benjamin G. Cocks, Iona M. MacLeod, Raphael Mrode and Jennie E. Pryce
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:17
  13. Next-generation sequencing is a promising approach for the detection of causal variants within previously identified quantitative trait loci. Because of the costs of re-sequencing experiments, this application...

    Authors: Christina M. Dauben, Christine Große-Brinkhaus, Esther M. Heuß, Hubert Henne and Ernst Tholen
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:16
  14. Urinary nitrogen leakage is an environmental concern in dairy cattle. Selection for reduced urinary nitrogen leakage may be done using indicator traits such as milk urea nitrogen (MUN). The result of a previou...

    Authors: Irene van den Berg, Phuong N. Ho, Tuan V. Nguyen, Mekonnen Haile-Mariam, Iona M. MacLeod, Phil R. Beatson, Erin O’Connor and Jennie E. Pryce
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:15
  15. Genetic selection has proven to be a successful strategy for the sustainable control of gastrointestinal parasitism in sheep. However, little is known on the relationship between resistance to parasites and pr...

    Authors: Sophie Aguerre, Jean-Michel Astruc, Andrés Legarra, Léa Bordes, Françoise Prevot, Christelle Grisez, Corinne Vial Novella, Francis Fidelle, Philippe Jacquiet and Carole Moreno-Romieux
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:14
  16. Deterministic predictions of the accuracy of genomic estimated breeding values (GEBV) when combining information sources have been developed based on selection index theory (SIT) and on Fisher information (FI)...

    Authors: Piter Bijma and Jack C. M. Dekkers
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:13
  17. Disease resilience is the ability to maintain performance across environments with different disease challenge loads (CL). A reaction norm describes the phenotypes that a genotype can produce across a range of...

    Authors: Jian Cheng, KyuSang Lim, Austin M. Putz, Anna Wolc, John C. S. Harding, Michael K. Dyck, Frederic Fortin, Graham S. Plastow and Jack C. M. Dekkers
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:11
  18. Multiple breed evaluation using genomic prediction includes the use of data from multiple populations, or from parental breeds and crosses, and is expected to lead to better genomic predictions. Increased comp...

    Authors: Andrés Legarra, David González-Diéguez and Zulma G. Vitezica
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:10
  19. Brown trout is one of the most widespread fresh-water fish species in Europe. The evolutionary history of and phylogenetic relationships between brown trout populations are complex, and this is especially true...

    Authors: Gabriele Magris, Fabio Marroni, Edo D’Agaro, Massimo Vischi, Cristina Chiabà, Davide Scaglione, James Kijas, Maria Messina, Emilio Tibaldi and Michele Morgante
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:8
  20. Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) is one of the major causes of human foodborne intoxication resulting from consumption of contaminated poultry products. Genetic selection of animals that are more resistant to Salmonel...

    Authors: Anaïs Cazals, Jordi Estellé, Nicolas Bruneau, Jean-Luc Coville, Pierrette Menanteau, Marie-Noëlle Rossignol, Deborah Jardet, Claudia Bevilacqua, Andrea Rau, Bertrand Bed’Hom, Philippe Velge and Fanny Calenge
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:7
  21. The domestication of goat (Capra hircus) started 11,000 years ago in the fertile crescent. Breed formation in the nineteenth century, establishment of herd books, and selection for specific traits resulted in 10 ...

    Authors: Heidi Signer-Hasler, Jan Henkel, Erika Bangerter, Zafer Bulut, Cord Drögemüller, Tosso Leeb and Christine Flury
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:6
  22. Deleterious recessive conditions have been primarily studied in the context of Mendelian diseases. Recently, several deleterious recessive mutations with large effects were discovered via non-additive genome-w...

    Authors: Edwardo G. M. Reynolds, Thomas Lopdell, Yu Wang, Kathryn M. Tiplady, Chad S. Harland, Thomas J. J. Johnson, Catherine Neeley, Katie Carnie, Richard G. Sherlock, Christine Couldrey, Stephen R. Davis, Bevin L. Harris, Richard J. Spelman, Dorian J. Garrick and Mathew D. Littlejohn
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:5
  23. Warmblood fragile foal syndrome (WFFS) is a monogenetic defect caused by a recessive lethal missense point mutation in the procollagen‐lysine, 2‐oxoglutarate 5‐dioxygenase 1 gene (PLOD1, c.2032G>A). The majority ...

    Authors: Michela Ablondi, Martin Johnsson, Susanne Eriksson, Alberto Sabbioni, Åsa Gelinder Viklund and Sofia Mikko
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:4
  24. Domestication of the rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) has led to a multi-purpose species that includes many breeds and lines with a broad phenotypic diversity, mainly for external traits (e.g. coat colours and patt...

    Authors: Mohamad Ballan, Samuele Bovo, Giuseppina Schiavo, Michele Schiavitto, Riccardo Negrini and Luca Fontanesi
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:3
  25. Gastroinestinal nematodes (GIN) are one of the major health problem in grazing sheep. Although genetic variability of the resistance to GIN has been documented, traditional selection is hampered by the difficu...

    Authors: Sara Casu, Mario Graziano Usai, Tiziana Sechi, Sotero L. Salaris, Sabrina Miari, Giuliana Mulas, Claudia Tamponi, Antonio Varcasia, Antonio Scala and Antonello Carta
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:2
  26. The genetic background of trait variability has captured the interest of ecologists and animal breeders because the genes that control it could be involved in buffering various environmental effects. Phenotypi...

    Authors: Ewa Sell-Kubiak, Egbert F. Knol and Marcos Lopes
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2022 54:1
  27. As a major economic trait in poultry, egg production efficiency attracts widespread interest in breeding and production. However, limited information is available about the underlying genetic architecture of e...

    Authors: Hehe Liu, Lei Wang, Zhanbao Guo, Qian Xu, Wenlei Fan, Yaxi Xu, Jian Hu, Yunsheng Zhang, Jing Tang, Ming Xie, Zhengkui Zhou and Shuisheng Hou
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2021 53:98
  28. Reference genomes are essential in the analysis of genomic data. As the cost of sequencing decreases, multiple reference genomes are being produced within species to alleviate problems such as low mapping accu...

    Authors: Maulana M. Naji, Yuri T. Utsunomiya, Johann Sölkner, Benjamin D. Rosen and Gábor Mészáros
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2021 53:96
  29. This study was carried out on the two Braunvieh populations reared in Switzerland, the dairy Brown Swiss (BS) and the dual-purpose Original Braunvieh (OB). We performed a genome-wide analysis of array data of ...

    Authors: Irene M. Häfliger, Franz R. Seefried, Mirjam Spengeler and Cord Drögemüller
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2021 53:95
  30. Carcass length is very important for body size and meat production for swine, thus understanding the genetic mechanisms that underly this trait is of great significance in genetic improvement programs for pigs...

    Authors: Jing Li, Song Peng, Liepeng Zhong, Lisheng Zhou, Guorong Yan, Shijun Xiao, Junwu Ma and Lusheng Huang
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2021 53:94
  31. Genotype-by-environment interactions for a trait can be modeled using multiple-trait, i.e. character-state, models, that consider the phenotype as a different trait in each environment, or using reaction norm ...

    Authors: Jack C. M. Dekkers
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2021 53:93
  32. Climate and farming systems, several of which are considered as low-input agricultural systems, vary between goat populations from Northern and Southern Italy and have led to different management practices. Th...

    Authors: Matteo Cortellari, Arianna Bionda, Alessio Negro, Stefano Frattini, Salvatore Mastrangelo, Elisa Somenzi, Emiliano Lasagna, Francesca M. Sarti, Elena Ciani, Roberta Ciampolini, Donata Marletta, Luigi Liotta, Paolo Ajmone Marsan, Fabio Pilla, Licia Colli, Andrea Talenti…
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2021 53:92
  33. The possibility of using antibody response (S/P ratio) to PRRSV vaccination measured in crossbred commercial gilts as a genetic indicator for reproductive performance in vaccinated crossbred sows has motivated...

    Authors: Leticia P. Sanglard, Yijian Huang, Kent A. Gray, Daniel C. L. Linhares, Jack C. M. Dekkers, Megan C. Niederwerder, Rohan L. Fernando and Nick V. L. Serão
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2021 53:91
  34. The management of farm animal genetic resources and the adaptation of animals to climate change will probably have major effects on the long-term sustainability of the livestock sector. Genomic data harbour us...

    Authors: Valentina Tsartsianidou, Enrique Sánchez-Molano, Vanessa Varvara Kapsona, Zoitsa Basdagianni, Dimitrios Chatziplis, Georgios Arsenos, Alexandros Triantafyllidis and Georgios Banos
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2021 53:90
  35. Understanding whether genomic selection has been effective in livestock and when the results of genomic selection became visible are essential questions which we have addressed in this paper. Three criteria we...

    Authors: Rostam Abdollahi-Arpanahi, Daniela Lourenco, Andres Legarra and Ignacy Misztal
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2021 53:89
  36. The quality of colostrum administered to calves is based on its concentration in immunoglobulins G (IgG, g/L). Immunoglobulins A (IgA) and M (IgM) are also present but at a lower level. The gold standard refer...

    Authors: Angela Costa, Marco Franzoi, Giulio Visentin, Arianna Goi, Massimo De Marchi and Mauro Penasa
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2021 53:87
  37. Since their domestication 10,500 years ago, goat populations with distinctive genetic backgrounds have adapted to a broad variety of environments and breeding conditions. The VarGoats project is an internation...

    Authors: Laure Denoyelle, Estelle Talouarn, Philippe Bardou, Licia Colli, Adriana Alberti, Coralie Danchin, Marcello Del Corvo, Stéfan Engelen, Céline Orvain, Isabelle Palhière, Rachel Rupp, Julien Sarry, Mazdak Salavati, Marcel Amills, Emily Clark, Paola Crepaldi…
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2021 53:86
  38. The high fecundity of fish species allows intense selection to be practised and therefore leads to fast genetic gains. Based on this, numerous selective breeding programmes have been started in Europe in the l...

    Authors: María Saura, Armando Caballero, Enrique Santiago, Almudena Fernández, Elisabeth Morales-González, Jesús Fernández, Santiago Cabaleiro, Adrián Millán, Paulino Martínez, Christos Palaiokostas, Martin Kocour, Muhammad L. Aslam, Ross D. Houston, Martin Prchal, Luca Bargelloni, Kostas Tzokas…
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2021 53:85
  39. In dairy cattle, genomic selection has been implemented successfully for purebred populations, but, to date, genomic estimated breeding values (GEBV) for crossbred cows are rarely available, although they are ...

    Authors: Jón H. Eiríksson, Emre Karaman, Guosheng Su and Ole F. Christensen
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2021 53:84
  40. Based on the relatively homogeneous origin of the sheep breeds in Morocco that originate mainly from Iberia, it is highly relevant to address the question of how these very diverse sheep populations differenti...

    Authors: Asmae Kandoussi, Bouabid Badaoui, Ismaïl Boujenane, Mohammed Piro and Daniel Petit
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2021 53:83
  41. Growth traits are of great importance for poultry breeding and production and have been the topic of extensive investigation, with many quantitative trait loci (QTL) detected. However, due to their complex gen...

    Authors: Ruifei Yang, Zhenqiang Xu, Qi Wang, Di Zhu, Cheng Bian, Jiangli Ren, Zhuolin Huang, Xiaoning Zhu, Zhixin Tian, Yuzhe Wang, Ziqin Jiang, Yiqiang Zhao, Dexiang Zhang, Ning Li and Xiaoxiang Hu
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2021 53:82
  42. The single-step genomic best linear unbiased prediction (SSGBLUP) method is a popular approach for genetic evaluation with high-density genotype data. To solve the problem that pedigree and genomic relationshi...

    Authors: Chuanke Fu, Tage Ostersen, Ole F. Christensen and Tao Xiang
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2021 53:79
  43. Genomic selection using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers has been widely used for genetic improvement of livestock, but most current methods of genomic selection are based on SNP models. In this st...

    Authors: Cheng Bian, Dzianis Prakapenka, Cheng Tan, Ruifei Yang, Di Zhu, Xiaoli Guo, Dewu Liu, Gengyuan Cai, Yalan Li, Zuoxiang Liang, Zhenfang Wu, Yang Da and Xiaoxiang Hu
    Citation: Genetics Selection Evolution 2021 53:78

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