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UFGI dairy researcher identifies genomic regions associated with bull fertility

With an eye on increasing milk production, dairy farmers have spent the last 50 years prioritizing cows who are good milkers. However, this has come with an unforeseen cost– a rise in fertility problems that make it more difficult for cows to get pregnant. Something they must do...
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UFGI publications round-up week 12/12/2016

Genome editing of the disease susceptibility gene CsLOB1 in citrus confers resistance to citrus canker. Author information: Jia H1, Zhang Y1, Orbovic V1, Xu J1, White F2, Jones J2, Wang N1. 1Citrus Research and Education Center, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science,...
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Wrangling the equine genome with UFGI member Samantha Brooks

Samantha Brooks, PhD, scares baby horses for a living. In her defense, it’s just a little fright, and it is for science. Brooks, an assistant professor in the department of animal sciences, studies equine genetics as a member of the University of Florida Genetics Institute. Her...
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UFGI Publications Round-up Week 11/28/2016

Development of a Quantitative PCR Assay for Differentiating the Agent of Heartwater Disease, Ehrlichia ruminantium, from the Panola Mountain Ehrlichia. Author information: Sayler KA1,2, Loftis AD3, Mahan SM4,5, Barbet AF4. 1Department of Physiological Sciences, College of...
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UFGI Publications Round-up Week 11/21/2016

Transgenic mice overexpressing the ALS-linked protein Matrin 3 develop a profound muscle phenotype. Author information: Moloney C1,2, Rayaprolu S1,2, Howard J1,2, Fromholt S1,2, Brown H1,2, Collins M1,2, Cabrera M1,2, Duffy C1,2, Siemienski Z1,2, Miller D1,2, Swanson MS3,...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 11/07/2016

Identification of Two Heritable Cross-Disorder Endophenotypes for Tourette Syndrome. Author information: Darrow SM1, Hirschtritt ME1, Davis LK1, Illmann C1, Osiecki L1, Grados M1, Sandor P1, Dion Y1, King R1, Pauls D1, Budman CL1, Cath DC1, Greenberg E1, Lyon GJ1, Yu D1, McGrath...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/17

Genomic Epidemiology of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Author information: Azarian T1,2, Maraqa NF3,4, Cook RL1,2, Johnson JA2,5, Bailey C3, Wheeler S3, Nolan D2,5, Rathore MH3,4, Morris JG Jr2,6, Salemi M2,5. 1College of Public...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/03/2016

Genome-wide association study identifies pharmacogenomic loci linked with specific antihypertensive drug treatment and new-onset diabetes. Author information: Chang SW1, McDonough CW1, Gong Y1, Johnson TA2, Tsunoda T2,3, Gamazon ER4, Perera MA5, Takahashi A6, Tanaka T7, Kubo M8,...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 9/12/2016

Na2CO3-responsive mechanisms in halophyte Puccinellia tenuiflora roots revealed by physiological and proteomic analyses. Author information: Zhao Q1,2, Suo J2, Chen S3, Jin Y2, Ma X2, Yin Z2, Zhang Y1, Wang T4, Luo J5, Jin W5, Zhang X4, Zhou Z1, Dai S1,2. 1Key Laboratory of...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 8/29/2016

Developmental and Evolutionary Origins of the Amniote Phallus. Author information: Gredler ML1. (Post-graduate researcher in the Cohn Lab) 1Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, UF Genetics Institute, University of Florida, PO Box 103610, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA...
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