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The forage maturation hypothesis (FMH) proposes that ungulate migration is driven by selection for high forage quality. Because quality declines with plant maturation, but intake declines at low biomass, ungulates are predicted to select for intermediate forage biomass to maximize energy intake...
Coordinated international action to accelerate genome-to-phenome with FAANG, the Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes projectDownload
Tosser-Klopp, G., Zhou, H., Palti, Y., Nanduri, B., Tixier-Boichard, M., Silverstein, J., Plastow, G. S., Sarropoulou, E., Brauning, R., Zhao, S., Rohrer, G. A., Elsik, C. G., Cheng, H. H., Giuffra, E., Notredame, C., Khatib, H., Vilkki, J., Couldrey, C., Archibald, A. L., Tellam, R. L., Schmidt, C. J., Reecy, J. M., Clarke, L., Huang, L. S., Groenen, M. A., McEwan, J. C., Burt, D. W., Kim, H., Bottema, C. D., Kijas, J. W., Dalrymple, B. P., White, S. N., Burgess, S. C., Hayes, B. J., McCarthy, F. M., Moore, S., Foissac, S., Lunney, J. K., Andersson, L., Tuggle, C. K., Casas, E.
We describe the organization of a nascent international effort, the Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG) project, whose aim is to produce comprehensive maps of functional elements in the genomes of domesticated animal species.
Copresentation of antigen and ligands of Siglec-G induces B cell tolerance independent of CD22
Differentiation of self from nonself is indispensable for maintaining B cell tolerance in peripheral tissues. CD22 and Siglec-G (sialic acid-binding Ig-like lectin G) are two inhibitory coreceptors of the BCR that are implicated in maintenance of tolerance to self Ags. Enforced ligation of CD22...
Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on Pairing Success of Ovenbirds: Importance of Male Age and Floater BehaviorDownload
Between 1996 and 1998, we compared pairing success of territorial male Ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapillus) in forest fragments created by forestry (n 5 3) and agriculture (n 5 10) to contiguous forest plots (n 5 3) in the southern boreal mixedwood forest of central Saskatchewan. The percentage of...
Finding a good book to read is part of the challenge of becoming a successful reader. Bestseller lists offer shortcuts, and many readers take advantage of the power to select from a radically smaller pool of possibilities. This article explores aspects of the impact of bestsellers and their...
Introgression potential between safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) and wild relatives of the genus CarthamusDownload
Background: Safflower, Carthamus tinctorius, is a thistle that is grown commercially for the production of oil and birdseed and recently, as a host for the production of transgenic pharmaceutical proteins. C. tinctorius can cross with a number of its wild relatives, creating the possibility of...
Previous studies of the grey wolf (Canis lupus) using microsatellites have showed strong population structure despite the high mobility of individuals. I re-assessed the structure of North American grey wolves by genotyping 132 wolves at a genome-wide set of >26 000 single nucleotide...
Selection of the sex-linked Inhibitor of Apoptosis in Mountain Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) driven by enhanced expression during early overwinteringDownload
The mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) is an insect native to western North America; however, its geographical range has recently expanded north in BC and east into Alberta. To understand the population structure in the areas of expansion, 16 gene‐linked microsatellites were screened...
The Increasing Prevalence of Smaller Fish in Highly Exploited Fisheries: Concerns, Diagnosis and Management Solutions.Download
A decline in the size of fish within a population is concerning. Large-sized fish are ecologically important and valued for social and economic reasons. Following widespread collapses from angling overharvest, the densities of Walleyes Sander vitreus in Alberta’s lakes increased rapidly with...
Background One of the goals of livestock genomics research is to identify the genetic differences responsible for variation in phenotypic traits, particularly those of economic importance. Characterizing the genetic variation in livestock species is an important step towards linking genes or...