Animal Genetics

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Edited By: Hans Lenstra

Impact Factor: 1.815

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 9/58 (Agriculture Dairy & Animal Science); 118/166 (Genetics & Heredity)

Online ISSN: 1365-2052

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Dr. Hans Lenstra is the Editor-in-Chief of Animal Genetics

Dr. Johannes A. Lenstra is Editor-in-Chief. Read the editorial about the editors by ISAG President Ernie Bailey here.

Dr. Johannes A. LenstraHans Lenstra (Utrecht University, Netherlands) has a background in chemistry and biochemistry. For forty years he has worked on the molecular evolution, eukaryotic gene structure, genome characterization and molecular diversity of livestock and wildlife.

Editor's Choice!

Two papers from 48.4 illustrate how advanced molecular analysis supports both the breeding of pigs and our understanding of the pig genome. O’Connor et al. use the pig whole-genome sequence to develop fluorescent telomeric DNA probes for a fast cytogenetic assay of translocations, which are known to decrease fertility. The snake is biting in its tail: this assay also detected several errors in the genome assembly, which are a (hopefully temporal) nuisance for genomic investigations of other livestock animals as well. Keel et al. present a systematic study of the SNPs in the porcine genome based on 72 WGS sequences of pigs of British origin. From an impressive total of more than 22 M SNPs, 21 M had been reported previously. Almost 88% of the annotated genes carried SNPs, 139,000 of which were classified as loss-of-function. Since these, together with loss-of-function SNPs in pigs of Asian origin, would fit on a bead array, there are perspectives of a rapid test for at least a sizable part of the adaptive porcine variome.

Read for FREE the Editor's Choice papers from Issue 48.4: Isolation of subtelomeric sequences of porcine chromosomes for translocation screening reveals errors in the pig genome assembly and A survey of single nucleotide polymorphisms identified from whole-genome sequencing and their functional effect in the porcine genome

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    S.-S. Xu, X. Ren, G.-L. Yang, X.-L. Xie, Y.-X. Zhao, M. Zhang, Z.-Q. Shen, Y.-L. Ren, L. Gao, M. Shen, J. Kantanen and M.-H. Li

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