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Edited By: Hans Lenstra
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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 3/51 (Agriculture Dairy & Animal Science); 103/164 (Genetics & Heredity)
Online ISSN: 1365-2052
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Animal Genetics will open a new chapter this fall. Professor Chris Moran will retire as editor in chief, and Dr. Johannes A. Lenstra will take over the helm of the journal. Read the editorial about the editors by ISAG President Ernie Bailey here.
Hans 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.
Newly found mutations linked to ADHD in Siberian Huskies
The article DRD4 and TH gene polymorphisms are associated with activity, impulsivity and inattention in Siberian Husky dogs has been featured by Colour Genetics. The study reaffirms the importance of the dog as a model species for studying ADHD in humans.
The article: A microsatellite analysis of five Colonial Spanish horse populations of the southeastern United States has been featured in the New York Times
Parasite Resistance in Sheep
The article 'Identification of quantitative trait loci affecting resistance to gastrointestinal parasites in a double backcross population of Red Maasai and Dorper sheep' has been featured by Science Daily.
Genetic Mutation can lead to some buff bodies
The review paper 'Mutations in the Myostatin gene leading to hypermuscularity in mammals: indications for a similar mechanism in fish?' has been featured by the following online news sites; MSNBC.com, Discovery News
The paper 'A cohort study of racing performance in Japanese Thoroughbred racehorses using genome information on ECA18' has been highlighted by the news site TheHorse.com.
Editor's Choice Article
Worldwide frequency distribution of the ‘Gait keeper’ mutation in the DMRT3 gene
A recent study discovered that a nonsense mutation in DMRT3 has a major impact on gaitedness in horses and is present at a high frequency in gaited breeds and in horses bred for harness racing. Here, we report a study of the worldwide distribution of this mutation... Read more here.
Morris Soller: Energizing Animal Breeding & Genetics
Read this Special Supplement Issue of Animal Genetics
Dr Soller is an energizer and a trailblazer in animal breeding and genetics. The passion of Dr Soller for genetics started at age 12 when he read the book The Theory of the Gene by T.H. Morgan. He earned his B.S. in Agriculture, M.S. in Statistics, and Ph.D. in Animal Breeding from Rutgers University. (An excellent review of Dr Soller's biography can be found in Bovine Genomics, edited by James Womack, 2012).
In the early 1970s, Dr Soller proposed ‘The QTL hypothesis’ which states that some of the loci responsible for genetic variation in quantitative traits have large enough effects to be identified by linkage mapping.... Read more
Other Special Issues:
Horse Genomics and the Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation
This special issue of Animal Genetics was funded by the DRHF to underscore the importance of the genome to horse research...Read more...