Navigation Links
International science consortium publishes analysis of domestic cattle genome sequence
Date:4/23/2009

domestic cattle than to those of rats or mice.

The analyses, which involved comparing the domestic cattle genome sequence to those of the human, dog, mouse, rat, opossum and platypus, provide critical insights into the structure and function of the human genome. The findings will also assist researchers working to improve the quality and safety of beef and dairy products. In addition, genomic information can be used to develop better strategies for treating and preventing diseases that affect cattle. Some of those diseases, including bovine spongiform encephalopathy, commonly known as mad cow disease, also can be transmitted although very rarely to humans.

Like humans and other mammals, the chromosomes of domestic cattle contain segmental duplications, which are large, almost identical copes of DNA present in at least two locations in a genome. Segmental duplications in the human genome are associated with a variety of human disorders, including a form of mental retardation and other neurological and birth defects.

In the domestic cattle genome, researchers found that some of these chromosomal rearrangements affect genes related to immunity, metabolism, digestion, reproduction and lactation. For instance, researchers think some of these changes may explain the unique ability of cattle to convert grass and other low-energy food sources into high-energy muscle, fat and milk.

Segmental duplications in the domestic cattle genome have also resulted in specialized roles for genes involved in immune response, such as those that make antimicrobial proteins in milk and their intestines. Researchers think these genes developed over time in response to the diversity of microbes that domestic cattle encounter and the vulnerability of animals that live in large herds to the spread of infectious diseases.

The breed of cattle selected for genome sequencing was Hereford, which is used in beef production. The effort to sequence a
'/>"/>

Contact: Geoff Spencer
spencerg@mail.nih.gov
301-402-0911
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. PRA International Presents Key Budgeting Strategies at 18th Annual CRO Partnerships Conference
2. Lotus Scarless Hair Transplantation (International) Medical Chain Institute Opens New Center on Beijings Prestigious ChangAn Avenue
3. BioMS Medicals pivotal international multiple sclerosis trial receives positive review from Data Safety Monitoring Board
4. International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) Announces First CMPP Exam Window Closes, Next Opportunity in September
5. Baxter International First Quarter 2009 Financial Results Conference Call
6. Cryo-Cell International, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Results
7. Chimerix Joins International Network of Organizations to Cure Malaria
8. Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces License Agreement with Baxter International Inc.
9. International Soy Experts Meeting in Argentina Called by the Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS)
10. International Isotopes Inc. Announces Year End Financial Results
11. ZyGEM Corp. and VWR International Europe BVBA Sign Agreement to Distribute Breakthrough DNA Extraction Technology in Europe
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/26/2014)... Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 ... High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) devices, recently participated ... “ Small Renal Mass 360° .” Key opinion ... and therapeutic advances related to small renal masses ... learn about different ablative technologies in hands-on labs. ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... The Pittcon marketing department is pleased ... exposition mobile app, Pittcon 2015 . ... App Store for iOS and Android devices and the ... during and after the event. It acts as an ... technical sessions, Conferee Networking sessions and short courses. , ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... SoundConnect , an award winning unified ... that Darren Suders has joined the team as Director ... the partner program through innovative offerings, consistent ... Darren brings more than 10-years of channel telecommunication experience ... operations, from policy development, to partner education and to ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... -- Theravalues Corporation est fier d,annoncer le lancement ... salon Hi Europe 2014 (du 2 au 4 décembre ... Curcumine la plus biodisponible actuellement sur le marché, ... ingrédients approuvés par les règlements européens. ... la racine de curcuma ( Curcuma longa ) ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SonaCare Medical Supports American Urology Association’s Small Renal Mass 360° Summit 2SonaCare Medical Supports American Urology Association’s Small Renal Mass 360° Summit 3Pittcon Releases 2015 Mobile App 2SoundConnect Appoints Director of Channel Development & Sales 2La curcumine présentant la plus haute biodisponibilité bientôt en vente en Europe 2La curcumine présentant la plus haute biodisponibilité bientôt en vente en Europe 3
... UPPSALA, Sweden, October 5 , - A New ... Sixth the Price of QuanTyper(TM) Without Loss of Performance, ... Market , AlphaHelix (Ticker: ALPH) has in ... meet demands for lower,instrument prices. This was made possible through know-how ...
... Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (Nasdaq: ONTY ... E. Williams, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of ZymoGenetics, Inc. ... are pleased to welcome Doug to our board of ... make to Oncothyreon. His extensive experience in drug development, ...
... RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 5 Regado Biosciences, a privately ... active control agents, announced today that David J. Mazzo, ... at the Japan Biopharma Conference 2009 at the Conrad ... scheduled for 2:40pm (GMT +9:00) on October 6, 2009. ...
Cached Biology Technology:AlphaHelix Presents AmpXpress(TM) at the BIOTECHNICA Show 2Oncothyreon announces appointment of Douglas E. Williams, Ph.D., to board of directors 2Regado Biosciences To Present at the 2009 Japan Biopharma Partnering Conference on October 6, 2009 2
(Date:11/18/2014)... BOSTON , Nov. 17, 2014   ... HealthCare and EMC collaborate to develop The Partners ... , The Partners Data Lake will allow ... to improve diagnostics, treatment and the lives of ... support research and clinical activities across the Partners ...
(Date:11/15/2014)... we may still be a few years away from the ... gain instant access to all that ailed his patients, mobile ... for monitoring and measuring our health are cropping up in ... tad Orwellian to some, but a new survey suggests that ... into their healthcare regime. These are some of ...
(Date:11/10/2014)... appearing on U.S. store shelves in early 2010, and ... The small packets can be tossed into a washing ... or powder. The convenience, though, has come with risks ... at Nationwide Children,s Hospital found that from 2012 through ... children younger than 6 years of age swallowing, inhaling, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 2Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 3Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 4Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 5Americans May Be Ready for a Brave New World of Healthcare 2Americans May Be Ready for a Brave New World of Healthcare 3Americans May Be Ready for a Brave New World of Healthcare 4Study finds laundry detergent pods, serious poisoning risk for children 2
... Forget the textbook story about tool use and language ... Instead, imagine ancient hominid children chasing frogs. Not for ... Cunnane it was a rich and secure shore-based diet ... our brains what they are today. Controversially, according to ...
... you. They strengthen the immune system and can prevent ... Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, in co-operation with ... make their contents both healthy and tasty. The researchers ... contents and genetic make-up of the hybrid. The results ...
... that a sex gene responsible for making embryos male ... brain region targeted by Parkinson's disease. Published in ... research may explain why more men than women develop ... , "Men are 1.5 times more likely to develop ...
Cached Biology News:There's something fishy about human brain evolution 2There's something fishy about human brain evolution 3Tastier tomatoes in the future? 2UCLA scientists find male gene in brain area targeted by Parkinson's 2
Removes polysaccharide and phenolic inhibitors of PCR; yields DNA greater than 50 kb in length...
Sf9 Insect Cells (Frozen) in Max-XP Medium...
HistoScan HRP Kit Universal Goat Kit...
One bottle containing 30 ml of protein solution and 0.1% sodium azide....
Biology Products: