Luca Fontanesi

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bologna
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Nucleotide variability and haplotype heterogeneity at the porcine fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene
    L Fontanesi
    Department of Agro Food Science and Technology, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 48, 40127, Bologna, Italy
    Anim Genet 44:96-100. 2013
  2. doi request reprint The TBC1D1 gene: structure, function, and association with obesity and related traits
    Luca Fontanesi
    Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences DISTAL, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Vitam Horm 91:77-95. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Polymorphisms in an obesity-related gene (PCSK1) are associated with fat deposition and production traits in Italian heavy pigs
    L Fontanesi
    Department of Agro Food Science and Technology, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 48, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    Animal 6:1913-24. 2012
  4. pmc A genome wide association study for backfat thickness in Italian Large White pigs highlights new regions affecting fat deposition including neuronal genes
    Luca Fontanesi
    Department of Agricultural and Food Science and Technology, University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 46, Bologna 40127, Italy
    BMC Genomics 13:583. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Exploring copy number variation in the rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) genome by array comparative genome hybridization
    L Fontanesi
    Department of Agro Food Science and Technology, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 48, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    Genomics 100:245-51. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Identification and association analysis of several hundred single nucleotide polymorphisms within candidate genes for back fat thickness in Italian Large White pigs using a selective genotyping approach
    L Fontanesi
    Department of Agro Food Science and Technology, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 46, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    J Anim Sci 90:2450-64. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Analysis of association between the MUC4 g.8227C>G polymorphism and production traits in Italian heavy pigs using a selective genotyping approach
    Luca Fontanesi
    Dept of Agro Food Science and Technology, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Anim Biotechnol 23:147-55. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Haplotype variability in the bovine MITF gene and association with piebaldism in Holstein and Simmental cattle breeds
    L Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Italy
    Anim Genet 43:250-6. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Coat colours in the Massese sheep breed are associated with mutations in the agouti signalling protein (ASIP) and melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) genes
    L Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Animal 5:8-17. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Genetic heterogeneity at the bovine KIT gene in cattle breeds carrying different putative alleles at the spotting locus
    L Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Anim Genet 41:295-303. 2010

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. doi request reprint Nucleotide variability and haplotype heterogeneity at the porcine fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene
    L Fontanesi
    Department of Agro Food Science and Technology, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 48, 40127, Bologna, Italy
    Anim Genet 44:96-100. 2013
    ....
  2. doi request reprint The TBC1D1 gene: structure, function, and association with obesity and related traits
    Luca Fontanesi
    Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences DISTAL, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Vitam Horm 91:77-95. 2013
    ..In chicken, a few quantitative trait loci for growth and fat deposition were localized in the region containing TBC1D1. These complementary results could contribute to further understand the role of TBC1D1 in developing obesity...
  3. doi request reprint Polymorphisms in an obesity-related gene (PCSK1) are associated with fat deposition and production traits in Italian heavy pigs
    L Fontanesi
    Department of Agro Food Science and Technology, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 48, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    Animal 6:1913-24. 2012
    ..The results obtained supported the need to further investigate the PCSK1 gene to fully exploit the value of its variability and apply this information in pig breeding programmes...
  4. pmc A genome wide association study for backfat thickness in Italian Large White pigs highlights new regions affecting fat deposition including neuronal genes
    Luca Fontanesi
    Department of Agricultural and Food Science and Technology, University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 46, Bologna 40127, Italy
    BMC Genomics 13:583. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Exploring copy number variation in the rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) genome by array comparative genome hybridization
    L Fontanesi
    Department of Agro Food Science and Technology, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 48, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    Genomics 100:245-51. 2012
    ..Many rabbit CNVRs might have a functional relevance that should be further investigated...
  6. doi request reprint Identification and association analysis of several hundred single nucleotide polymorphisms within candidate genes for back fat thickness in Italian Large White pigs using a selective genotyping approach
    L Fontanesi
    Department of Agro Food Science and Technology, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 46, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    J Anim Sci 90:2450-64. 2012
    ..Because of similarities between humans and pigs, this study might also provide useful clues to investigate genetic factors affecting human obesity...
  7. doi request reprint Analysis of association between the MUC4 g.8227C>G polymorphism and production traits in Italian heavy pigs using a selective genotyping approach
    Luca Fontanesi
    Dept of Agro Food Science and Technology, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Anim Biotechnol 23:147-55. 2012
    ..Antagonistic associations of the MUC4 g.8227C>G alleles on susceptibility to ETEC and growth performances evidence the complexity of applying marker assisted selection in pig breeding...
  8. doi request reprint Haplotype variability in the bovine MITF gene and association with piebaldism in Holstein and Simmental cattle breeds
    L Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Italy
    Anim Genet 43:250-6. 2012
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Coat colours in the Massese sheep breed are associated with mutations in the agouti signalling protein (ASIP) and melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) genes
    L Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Animal 5:8-17. 2011
    ..5172T], [N:g.5172A] and [D(5):g.5172A]) were detected (organized into six different diplotypes). In conclusion, the results indicated that coat colours in the Massese sheep breed are mainly derived by combining ASIP and MC1R mutations...
  10. doi request reprint Genetic heterogeneity at the bovine KIT gene in cattle breeds carrying different putative alleles at the spotting locus
    L Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Anim Genet 41:295-303. 2010
    ....
  11. pmc Missense and nonsense mutations in melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) gene of different goat breeds: association with red and black coat colour phenotypes but with unexpected evidences
    Luca Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    BMC Genet 10:47. 2009
    ..The Extension locus encodes the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) whose permanent activation, caused by functional mutations, results in black coat colour, whereas other inactivating mutations cause red coat colour in different mammals...
  12. doi request reprint A single nucleotide polymorphism in the porcine cathepsin K (CTSK) gene is associated with back fat thickness and production traits in Italian Duroc pigs
    Luca Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Mol Biol Rep 37:491-5. 2010
    ..Association analysis including all Italian Duroc pigs showed that the CTSK marker was associated with back fat thickness and lean cuts (P < 0.01), and average daily gain and feed:gain ratio (P < 0.05) estimated breeding values...
  13. doi request reprint Characterization of the rabbit agouti signaling protein (ASIP) gene: transcripts and phylogenetic analyses and identification of the causative mutation of the nonagouti black coat colour
    Luca Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Genomics 95:166-75. 2010
    ..ASIP gene transcripts were also detected in all examined rabbit tissues distinguishing the rabbit expression pattern from what was observed in wild type mice...
  14. doi request reprint The porcine tribbles homolog 3 (TRIB3) gene: Identification of a missense mutation and association analysis with meat quality and production traits in Italian heavy pigs
    L Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Meat Sci 86:808-13. 2010
    ..1 and P<0.05). This polymorphism tended to be associated with lactate content of the semimembranosus muscle (P<0.1). Among several other tissues, TRIB3 is expressed in fat and skeletal muscle...
  15. doi request reprint Association between cathepsin L (CTSL) and cathepsin S (CTSS) polymorphisms and meat production and carcass traits in Italian Large White pigs
    L Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Meat Sci 85:331-8. 2010
    ..Overall these results, together with those previously reported for other genes of this family, suggest that cathepsin genes play a role in defining economically important traits in pigs...
  16. doi request reprint The insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) gene intron3-g.3072G>A polymorphism is not the only Sus scrofa chromosome 2p mutation affecting meat production and carcass traits in pigs: evidence from the effects of a cathepsin D (CTSD) gene polymorphism
    L Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Anim Sci 88:2235-45. 2010
    ..However, for practical applications, because the CTSD gene should not be imprinted (we obtained this information from expression analysis in adult skeletal muscle), the different modes of inheritance of the 2 genes have to be considered...
  17. doi request reprint Genetic heterogeneity and selection signature at the KIT gene in pigs showing different coat colours and patterns
    L Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Anim Genet 41:478-92. 2010
    ..Phylogenetic relationships of 28 inferred KIT haplotypes indicated two clades: one of Asian origin that included Meishan and a few Sicilian black haplotypes and another of European origin...
  18. pmc A composite six bp in-frame deletion in the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) gene is associated with the Japanese brindling coat colour in rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
    Luca Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, Via F, lli Rosselli 107, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    BMC Genet 11:59. 2010
    ..280_285del6; alleles ED or ES) and recessive red (c.304_333del30; allele e) coat colours. It remained to characterize the eJallele whose phenotypic effect is similar to the Orange and Sex-linked yellow loci of cat and Syrian hamster...
  19. doi request reprint Confirmed association between a single nucleotide polymorphism in the FTO gene and obesity-related traits in heavy pigs
    Luca Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Mol Biol Rep 37:461-6. 2010
    ..01) and in the commercial pigs (intramuscular fat content of different muscles, P < 0.05 or P < 0.10; lean meat content, P < 0.05; BFT, P < 0.05; intermuscular fat content in the hams, P < 0.05)...
  20. doi request reprint The porcine fat mass and obesity associated (FTO) gene is associated with fat deposition in Italian Duroc pigs
    L Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Anim Genet 40:90-3. 2009
    ..00001, P<0.001 and P<0.0001, considering all animals or only two- or three-generation unrelated animals respectively), indicating association between the analysed FTO marker and intermuscular fat deposition...
  21. doi request reprint The porcine TBC1D1 gene: mapping, SNP identification, and association study with meat, carcass and production traits in Italian heavy pigs
    Luca Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, 42100, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Mol Biol Rep 38:1425-31. 2011
    ..The g.219G>A SNP was associated (P < 0.05) with ham weight, back fat thickness and lean cuts content in Italian Large White and with visible intermuscular fat in Italian Duroc pigs...
  22. doi request reprint Copy number variation and missense mutations of the agouti signaling protein (ASIP) gene in goat breeds with different coat colors
    L Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, IT 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Cytogenet Genome Res 126:333-47. 2009
    ..However, other mechanisms may also be involved in determining coat color in these 2 breeds...
  23. doi request reprint Association between polymorphisms in cathepsin and cystatin genes with meat production and carcass traits in Italian Duroc pigs: confirmation of the effects of a cathepsin L (CTSL) gene marker
    Luca Fontanesi
    Faculty of Agriculture, DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, 42123, Reggio Emilia, re, Italy
    Mol Biol Rep 39:109-15. 2012
    ..05). The results we obtained in the Italian Duroc pigs confirmed the results and the direction of the effects already reported for the Italian Large White breed...
  24. doi request reprint Microarray gene expression analysis of porcine skeletal muscle sampled at several post mortem time points
    L Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Meat Sci 88:604-9. 2011
    ..These results open new perspectives to develop and analyse gene expression biomarkers for pig production and product authentication...
  25. ncbi request reprint Mutations in the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) gene are associated with coat colours in the domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
    L Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, Villa Levi Coviolo, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Anim Genet 37:489-93. 2006
    ..Following the nomenclature established for the rabbit extension locus, the c.280_285del6 allele, which is dominant over c.304_333del30, may be allele E(D) or allele E(S)...
  26. doi request reprint A melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) gene polymorphism is useful for authentication of Massese sheep dairy products
    Luca Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Dairy Res 78:122-8. 2011
    ..To our knowledge, this system represents the first one that can be used for breed authentication of a sheep production and that, at the same time, can reveal frauds derived from the admixture of milk of an unreported species...
  27. doi request reprint A first comparative map of copy number variations in the sheep genome
    L Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Genomics 97:158-65. 2011
    ..0001), suggesting that several chromosome regions might contain recurrent interspecies CNVRs. Many sheep CNVRs include genes with important biological functions. Further studies are needed to evaluate their functional relevance...
  28. pmc An initial comparative map of copy number variations in the goat (Capra hircus) genome
    Luca Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    BMC Genomics 11:639. 2010
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Differences of the porcine amelogenin X and Y chromosome genes (AMELX and AMELY) and their application for sex determination in pigs
    Luca Fontanesi
    Faculty of Agriculture, DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Mol Reprod Dev 75:1662-8. 2008
    ..Thus, apart from the application in the reproduction field, these tests can be useful in several other sectors including forensics, archaeozoology, meat production, and processing as well as for quality control in sample identification...
  30. ncbi request reprint Linkage mapping of the porcine cathepsin F (CTSF) gene close to the QTL regions for meat and fat deposition traits on pig chromosome 2
    V Russo
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, Villa Levi Coviolo, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Anim Genet 35:155-7. 2004
  31. ncbi request reprint Isolation and mapping of two porcine skeletal muscle myosin heavy chain isoforms
    R Davoli
    DIPROVAL, University of Bologna, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Anim Genet 29:91-7. 1998
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint The porcine proteasome subunit A4 (PSMA4) gene: isolation of a partial cDNA, linkage and physical mapping
    R Davoli
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Anim Genet 29:385-8. 1998
    ..Moreover, the 3'-untranslated region of the gene showed a triallelic SSCP. By linkage analysis the PSMA4 locus was assigned to pig chromosome 7 and by radioactive in situ hybridization this locus was mapped to the region 7q13-q14...
  33. doi request reprint Single nucleotide polymorphisms in several porcine cathepsin genes are associated with growth, carcass, and production traits in Italian Large White pigs
    V Russo
    Dipartimento di Protezione e Valorizzazione Agroalimentare, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Anim Sci 86:3300-14. 2008
    ..029). The biochemical and physiological functions of the lysosomal proteinases, together with the results obtained in our investigation, suggest that the cathepsin gene family might play important roles affecting economic traits in pigs...
  34. ncbi request reprint Investigation of candidate genes for meat quality in dry-cured ham production: the porcine cathepsin B (CTSB) and cystatin B (CSTB) genes
    V Russo
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli, Villa Levi Coviolo, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Anim Genet 33:123-31. 2002
    ..Significant associations were observed between CTSB and back-fat thickness and between CSTB and average daily gain. In this study, cathepsin B activity was not associated with the polymorphisms identified at the CTSB and CSTB loci...
  35. doi request reprint Genetic structure of candidate genes for litter size in Italian Large White pigs
    S Dall'Olio
    Dipartimento di Protezione e Valorizzazione Agroalimentare, Universita degli Studi di Bologna, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Vet Res Commun 34:S203-6. 2010
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Identification of SNPs, mapping and analysis of allele frequencies in two candidate genes for meat production traits: the porcine myosin heavy chain 2B (MYH4) and the skeletal muscle myosin regulatory light chain 2 (HUMMLC2B)
    R Davoli
    DIPROVAL Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, Villa Levi Coviolo, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Anim Genet 34:221-5. 2003
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint A missense mutation in the porcine mitochondrial 2,4-dienoyl CoA reductase 1 (DECR1) gene and linkage mapping of this locus to chromosome 4
    R Davoli
    DIPROVAL Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, Villa Levi Coviolo, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Anim Genet 33:73-5. 2002
  38. ncbi request reprint Isolation of porcine expressed sequence tags for the construction of a first genomic transcript map of the skeletal muscle in pig
    R Davoli
    DIPROVAL Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Anim Genet 33:3-18. 2002
    ..The mapping of these cDNAs contributed to the construction of a first genomic transcript map of the skeletal muscle tissue in pig...
  39. ncbi request reprint Analysis of expressed sequence tags of porcine skeletal muscle
    R Davoli
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, Coviolo, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Gene 233:181-8. 1999
    ..The results of our analysis allowed the establishment of a first list of genes expressed in porcine skeletal muscle...
  40. ncbi request reprint Radiation hybrid mapping of three skeletal muscle genes (CKM, ECH1 and TNNT1) to porcine chromosome 6
    R Davoli
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Via Fratelli Rosselli, 107, Villa Levi, Coviolo, I 42100, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Anim Genet 34:302-3. 2003
  41. ncbi request reprint The porcine fast skeletal muscle troponin T3 (TNNT3) gene: identification of mutations and linkage mapping to chromosome 2
    R Davoli
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Via F lli Rosselli 107, Villa Levi Coviolo, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Anim Genet 34:391-2. 2003
  42. ncbi request reprint Study of candidate genes for glycolytic potential of porcine skeletal muscle: identification and analysis of mutations, linkage and physical mapping and association with meat quality traits in pigs
    L Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Cytogenet Genome Res 102:145-51. 2003
    ..PGAM2 and PKM2 were significantly associated (P = 0.01) with drip loss percentage and glycogen content at one hour post mortem, respectively...
  43. ncbi request reprint Mapping, identification of polymorphisms and analysis of allele frequencies in the porcine skeletal muscle myopalladin and titin genes
    R Davoli
    DIPROVAL Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Cytogenet Genome Res 102:152-6. 2003
    ..Further studies are needed to test the presence of a putative effect of myopalladin on lean meat content...
  44. pmc SUS-BAR: a database of pig proteins with statistically validated structural and functional annotation
    Damiano Piovesan
    Bologna Biocomputing Group, University of Bologna, via S Giacomo 9 2, I 40126, Bologna, Italy, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences BIGEA, University of Bologna, Via Selmi 3, I 40126, Bologna, Italy, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, Mura A Zamboni 7, I 40126, Bologna, Italy, Health Science and Technologies ICIR, University of Bologna, Via Tolara di Sopra 41 E, I 40064, Ozzano dell Emilia, Italy and Department of Agro Food Science and Technology DISTAL, University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 46, I 40127, Bologna, Italy
    Database (Oxford) 2013:bat065. 2013
    ..Alternatively, the search is possible on the basis of structural information, allowing retrieval of all the pig sequences with the same structural characteristics...
  45. doi request reprint A missense mutation in the rabbit melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) gene is associated with finisching weight in a meat rabbit line
    Luca Fontanesi
    a Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences DISTAL, Division of Animal Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Anim Biotechnol 24:268-77. 2013
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Sexing European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), European brown hares (Lepus europaeus) and mountain hares (Lepus timidus) with ZFX and ZFY loci
    Luca Fontanesi
    DIPROVAL, Sezione di Allevamenti Zootecnici, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Via Fratelli Rosselli 107, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy Centro di Ecologia Alpina, Viote del Monte Bondone, 38040 Trento, Italy Department of Botany and Zoology, Evolutionary Genomics Group, University of Stellenbosch, PB X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Mol Ecol Resour 8:1294-6. 2008
    ..Among several applications, this PCR-RFLP method could be used to investigate gender ratio and evaluate the population dynamics of these species using samples collected when sex cannot be identified...
  47. ncbi request reprint Associations of functional candidate genes derived from gene-expression profiles of prenatal porcine muscle tissue with meat quality and muscle deposition
    K Wimmers
    Research Institute for the Biology of Farm Animals FBN, Wilhelm Stahl Allee 2, 18196 Dummerstorf, Germany
    Anim Genet 38:474-84. 2007
    ..The polymorphisms detected are not likely causal, but markers were identified that are in linkage disequilibrium with causal genetic variation within particular populations...
  48. doi request reprint Quantitative trait loci affecting milk yield and protein percentage in a three-country Brown Swiss population
    A Bagnato
    Department of Veterinary Sciences and Technologies for Food Safety, Universita degli Studi di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
    J Dairy Sci 91:767-83. 2008
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Characterization of a SINE indel polymorphism in the porcine AGL gene and assignment of the gene to chromosome 4q
    A Stratil
    Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 277 21 Libechov, Czech Republic
    Anim Genet 34:146-8. 2003
  50. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the MC1R gene in the Nero Siciliano pig breed and usefulness of this locus for breed traceability
    E D'Alessandro
    Department of Morphology, Biochemistry, Physiology and Animal Production, Section of Animal Production, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Messina, Italy
    Vet Res Commun 31:389-92. 2007