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CTLGH researchers publish the results of their studies in a range of scientific publications to further the advancement of knowledge in the genetic improvement of livestock. Below are a selection of publications from authors either affiliated to the Centre or of work funded by the Centre.

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Consistent detection of Trypanosoma brucei but not T. congolense DNA in faeces of experimentally infected cattle. L. Morrison (2024) Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-54857-5

A new chromosome-scale duck genome shows a major histocompatibility complex with several expanded multigene families. J. Smith (2024) BMC Biology https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-024-01817-0

Whole-genome resource sequences of 57 indigenous Ethiopian goats. Abulgasim. A (2024) Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-024-02973-2

Genomic analysis of Nigerian indigenous chickens reveals their genetic diversity and adaptation to heat-stress. Dessie, T., J. Smith, Hanotte, O. (2024) Scientific Report https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-52569-4

The feeding of heather (Calluna vulgaris) to Teladorsagia circumcincta infected lambs reduces parasitism but can detrimentally impact performance. Jos G. M. Houdijk (2024) The Veterinary Journal https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2024.106066

A chromosome-level genome assembly for the Silkie chicken resolves complete sequences for key chicken metabolic, reproductive, and immunity genes. J. Smith (2023) Communications Biology https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-023-05619-y

Site specific insertion of a transgene into the murine α-casein (CSN1S1) gene results in the predictable expression of a recombinant protein in milk. Lillico, S., Whitelaw, B. (2023) Biotechnology Journal https://www.researchgate.net/publication/376205811_Site_specific_insertion_of_a_transgene_into_the_murine_a-casein_CSN1S1_gene_results_in_the_predictable_expression_of_a_recombinant_protein_in_milk

Laying and growth performance of local chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) ecotype Konde in Burkina Faso. Houaga, I. (2023) International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology https://dx.doi.org/10.22161/ijeab.86.13

The potential for use of haematological and anti-IgE humoral responses as phenotypic markers for tick resistance in cattle. Matika, O., Djikeng, A., K. Watson (2023) Current Research in Parasitology & Vector-Borne Diseases https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crpvbd.2023.100159

1200 High Quality Metagenome-Assembled Genomes from the Rumen of African Cattle and their relevance in the context of sub-optimal feeding. Matika, O., K. Watson, Djikeng, A. (2023) Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crpvbd.2023.100159

Accounting for nuclear and mito genome in dairy cattle breeding – a simulation study. I. Pocrnic, G. Gorjanc (2023) bioRxiv https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.11.20.567907

Genetic diversity and breed-informative SNPs identification in domestic pig populations using coding SNPs. Houaga, I. (2023) Frontiers in Genetics https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2023.1229741

Genomic markers associated with antibody response to Newcastle disease virus of Sasso chickens raised in Ethiopia. Banos, G., Lonneke Vervelde, Hanotte, O., K. Sutton (2023) Conference: 39th International Society for Animal Genetics https://www.researchgate.net/publication/372335559

Anti-parasitic benzoxaboroles are ineffective against Theileria parva in vitro. T. Connelley, Liam J. Morrison (2023) International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpddr.2023.10.003

Evolutions in Commercial Meat Poultry Breeding. A. Kranis (2023) Animals https://doi.org/10.3390/ani13193150

Identification of temporal patterns of environmental heat stress of Holstein dairy heifers raised in Mediterranean climate during their in-utero and post-natal life periods and modelling their effects on age at first calving. Banos, G. (2023) Journal of Thermal Biology https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2023.103717

A case of forensic genomics in Uganda reveals animal ownership and low exotic genetic introgression in indigenous cattle. Opoola, O. (2023) Veterinary Sciences https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37725326/#:~:text=Conclusions%3A%20Our%20results%20demonstrate%20the,reliable%20livestock%20identification%20is%20unavailable.

Sensitivity of broiler performance, organ weights and plasma constituents to amino acid supplementation and reused litter exposure using ideal protein-formulated rations. Lonneke Vervelde, Jos G. M. Houdijk (2023) Animal https://doi.org/10.1016/j.animal.2023.100985

A review of machine learning models applied to genomic prediction in animal breeding. Houaga, I. (2023) Frontiers in Genetics https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2023.1150596

Genome-wide diversity and admixture of five indigenous cattle populations from the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. Vallejo-Trujillo, A. (2023) Frontiers in Genetics https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2023.1050365

Investigating the benefits and perils of importing genetic material in small cattle breeding programs via simulation. G. Gorjanc, I. Pocrnic (2023) Journal of Dairy Science https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2022-23132

Disentangling the Innate Immune Responses of Intestinal Epithelial Cells and Lamina Propria Cells to Salmonella Typhimurium Infection in Chickens. K. Sutton, S. Sives, Lonneke Vervelde (2023) bioRxiv https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.07.14.548977

Developing digital contact tracing tailored to haulage in East Africa to support COVID-19 surveillance: a protocol. Muwonge, A, Bronsvoort, M. (2023) Frontiers in Biology http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058457

Meta-analysis of heritability estimates and genome-wide association for tick-borne haemoparasites in African cattle. Riggio, V., Djikeng, A., Prendergast, J. (2023) Frontiers in Genetics http://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2023.1197160

The Bovine Pangenome Consortium: democratizing production and accessibility of genome assemblies for global cattle breeds and other bovine species. Djikeng, A., James G. D. Prendergast (2023) Genome Biology https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-023-02975-0

Generation of sheep with defined FecBB and TBXT mutations and porcine blastocysts with KCNJ5G151R/+ mutation using prime editing. Lillico, S. (2023) BMC Genomics https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-023-09409-y

An analysis of the maxillary beak shape variation between two pure layer lines and its relationship to the underlying premaxillary bone, feather cover, and mortality. Oswald Matika (2023) Poultry Science https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psj.2023.102854

Livestock phenomics and genetic evaluation approaches in Africa: current state and future perspectives. Houaga, I., Opoola, O., Djikeng, A., Mrode, R., Chagunda, M.G.G, Mwai, O., Nash, O., Banga, C.B., Okeno, T.O. (2023) Frontiers in Genetics https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2023.1115973

A method for partitioning trends in genetic mean and variance to understand breeding practices. I. Pocrnic, G. Gorjanc (2023) Genetics Selection Evolution https://doi.org/10.1186/s12711-023-00804-3

Effect of a co-feed liquid whey-integrated diet on crossbred pigs’ fecal microbiota. Riggio, V. (2023) Animals https://doi.org/10.3390/ani13111750

Profiling the immune epigenome across global cattle breeds. Jessica Powell, Talenti, A., Fisch, A., Johanneke D. Hemmink, Paxton, E., Toye, P., Santos, I., Ferreira, B.R., Connelley, T., Morrison, L.J., James G. D. Prendergast (2023) Genome Biology https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-023-02964-3

Genomic selection for genotype performance and stability using information on multiple traits and multiple environments. G. Gorjanc, J. Bancic, B. Ovenden (2023) Theoretical Applied Genetics https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-023-04305-1

Improving the annotation of the cattle genome by annotating transcription start sites in a diverse set of tissues and populations using CAGE sequencing. Salavati, M., Clark, E (2023) bioRxiv https://10.1101/2023.02.27.530265

CpG dinucleotide enrichment in the influenza A virus genome as a live attenuated vaccine development strategy. Colin Sharp, Tessa Nash, Ola Diebold, Rute Pinto, Luke Thorley, Oliver Lin, Samantha Sives, Helen Wise, Sara Hendry, Finn Grey, Lonneke Vervelde, Peter Simmonds, Paul Digard, Eleanor Gaunt (2023) PLOS Pathogens https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1011357

KOunt – A reproducible KEGG orthologue abundance workflow. Watson, M. (2023) bioRxiv https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.04.27.538265

Yolk Fatty Acid Content, Lipid Health Indices, and Oxidative Stability in Eggs of Slow-Growing Sasso Chickens Fed on Flaxseed Supplemented with Plant Polyphenol Extracts. Dessie, T., Hanotte, O. (2023) Foods https://doi.org/10.3390/foods12091819

Recent Advances in the Genomic Resources for Sheep. Salavati, M., Clark, E (2023) Frontiers in Genetics https://www.researchgate.net/publication/370061414_Recent_Advances_in_the_Genomic_Resources_for_Sheep

Seroepidemiology of Leptospira serovar Hardjo and associated risk factors in smallholder dairy cattle in Tanzania. Motto, S. K., Shirima, G. M., B. Mark deC. Bronsvoort, Elizabeth A. J. Cook, Komwihangilo, D.M. (2023) PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0011199

Growth performance, caecal microbiome profile, short-chain fatty acids, and litter characteristics in response to placement on reused litter and combined threonine, arginine and glutamine supplementation to juvenile male broiler chickens. Marwa A. Hussein, Farina Khattak, Lonneke Vervelde, Spiridoula Athanasiadou, Jos G. M. Houdijk (2023) Animal Microbiome https://doi.org/10.1186/s42523-023-00240-0

Quantifying morphometric and adaptive characteristics of indigenous cattle genetic resources in northwest Ethiopia. Tadelle, D. (2023) Quantifying morphometric and adaptive characteristics of indigenous cattle genetic resources in northwest Ethiopia https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0280640

nf-core/isoseq: simple gene and isoform annotation with PacBio Iso-Seq long-read sequencing. J. Smith (2023) Bioinformatics https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btad150

Genomic selection strategies for clonally propagated crops. C. Werner, R. Gaynor, D. Sargent, A. Lillo, G. Gorjanc, J. Hickey (2023) Theoretical and Applied Genetics https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-023-04300-6

RNA-Seq profiling between commercial and indigenous Iranian chickens highlights differences in innate immune gene expression. Ayeh Sadat Sadr, Mohammad Reza Nassiri, Mostafa Ghaderi-Zefrehei, Maryam Heidari, Smith, J., Mustafa Mohaghegh Dolatabady (2023) MDPI Poultry Genetics and Genomics https://doi.org/10.3390/genes14040793

Genomics of dwarfism in Italian local chicken breeds. F. Perini, F. Cendron, Z. Wu, N. Servane, Z. Li, C. Huang, J. Smith, E. Lasagna, M. Cassandro, M. Penasa (2023) MDPI Animal Genetics and Genomics https://doi.org/10.3390/genes14030633

Identification of alternative splicing events related to fatty liver formation in duck using full-length transcripts. Y. Wang, L. Song, M. Ning, J. Hu, H. Cai, W. Song, D. Gong, L. Liu, J. Smith, H. Li, Y. Huang (2023) BMC Genomics https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-023-09160-4

Assessment of long-term trends in genetic mean and variance after the introduction of genomic selection in layers: a simulation study. I. Pocrnic, G. Gorjanc, C. Gaynor (2023) bioRxiv, at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.02.20.529187

Assessment of long-term trends in genetic mean and variance after the introduction of genomic selection in layers: a simulation study. I. Pocrnic, J. Obsteter, C. Gaynor, A. Wolc, G. Gorjanc (2023) bioRxiv, at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.02.20.529187

The Status and Risk Factors of Brucellosis in Smallholder Dairy Cattle in Selected Regions of Tanzania. Isaac Joseph Mengele, Shirima, G. M., B. Mark deC. Bronsvoort, Motto, S. K., Komwihangilo, D.M., E. Lyatuu, Elizabeth A. J. Cook, Luis E. Hernandez-Castro (2023) Veterinary Sciences https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci10020155

Fourth Report on Chicken Genes and Chromosomes 2022. J. Smith (2023) Cytogenetic and Genome Research https://doi.org/10.1159/000529376

Gene drive: past, present and future roads to vertebrate biocontrol. McFarlane, G., Lillico, S., Whitelaw, B. (2022) Applied Biosciences https://doi.org/10.3390/applbiosci2010006

A locus conferring tolerance to Theileria infection in African cattle. James G. D. Prendergast, et al. (2022) PLOS Genetics https://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1010099

Jersey cattle in Africa – From the Breed’s Documented Past to a Profit Index-Linked Future. Opoola, O. (2021) https://africanjerseyforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Jersey-Cattle-in-Africa-Review-2021.pdf https://africanjerseyforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Jersey-Cattle-in-Africa-Review-2021.pdf

Whole-genome resequencing of worldwide wild and domestic sheep elucidates genetic diversity, introgression and agronomically important loci. Lv, F-H., et al. (2021) Molecular Biology and Evolution https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msab353

Detection of Novel Variations Related to Litter Size in BMP15 Gene of Luzhong Mutton Sheep (Ovis aries). Di, R., Wang, F., Yu, P., Wang, X., He, X., Mwacharo, J.M., Pan, L., Chu, M. (2021) animals https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11123528

Discussing the drawbacks of the implementation of Access and Benefit Sharing of the Nagoya Protocol following the COVID-19 Pandemic. Tiambo, C.K., Katee, S. M. (2021) Frontiers in Public Health https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2021.639581

A genetic approach to tackling East Coast Fever. Pye-Smith, C., Toye, P., Prendergast, J. (2021) CGIAR Research Program on Livestock Innovation Brief chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://cgspace.cgiar.org/bitstream/handle/10568/118005/InnovationBrief_ECf_dec2021.pdf?sequence=1

Epidemiology of leptospirosis in Tanzania: A review of the current status, serogroup diversity and reservoirs. Motto, S. K., Shirima, G. M., Bronsvoort, M., Cook, E. (2021) PLOS neglected tropical diseases https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0009918

VarGoats project: a dataset of 1159 whole-genome sequences to dissect Capra hircus global diversity. Denoyelle, L., Talouarn, E, Bardou, P., Colli, L., Alberti, A, Danchin, C., Del Corvo, M., Engelen, S., Orvain, C., Palhiere, I., Rupp, R., Sarry, J., Salavati, M., Amills, M., Clark, E, Crepaldi, P., Faraut, T., Masiga, C.W., Pomanon, F., Rosen, B.D., Stella, A., Van Tassell, C.P., Tosser-Klopp, G. (2021) Genetics Selection Evolution https://doi.org/10.1186/s12711-021-00659-6

Inherited tolerance in cattle to the apicomplexan protozoan Theileria parva is associated with decreased proliferation of parasite-infected lymphocytes. Latre de Late, P., Cook, E., Wragg, D., Poole, J., Ndambuki, G., Makau, M.C, Mwaura, S., Ndiwa, N., Prettejohn, G., Sitt, T., van Aardt, R., Morrison, W.I., Prendergast, J., Toye, P. (2021) Frontiers in Cellular & Infection Microbiology https://doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2021.751671

Morpho-Biometric Evaluation of the Genetic Diversity of Local Chicken Ecotypes in Four Regions (Centre-East, Sahel, Centre-North and South-West) of Burkina Faso. Zare, Y., Gnanda, B.I., Houaga, I., Kere, M., Traore, B., Zongo, M., Bamouni, S., Traore, A. P., Zangre, M., Rekaya, R., Nianogo, A. J. (2021) International Journal of Poultry Science https://doi.org/10.3923/ijps.2021.231.242

Biobanking African Poultry Breeds Livestock for the Future. Tiambo, C.K., McGrew, M.J. (2021) CGIAR Livestock Innovation Brief https://hdl.handle.net/10568/116134

Typology, management and smallholder farmer-preferred traits for selection of indigenous goats (Capra hisrcus) in three agro-ecological zones in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Baenyi Simon, P., Owino Joseph, J., Wungo Ochieng, J., Tiambo, C.K., Mekuriaw Tarekegn, G., Machuka, E.M., Kabange, D., Musale, K., Mushalusa Ciza, A., Yumilia Kizungu, R., Pelle, R. (2021) Journal of Applied Animal Research https://doi.org/10.1080/09712119.2021.1995393

Clinical evaluation of Corridor disease in Bos indicus (Boran) cattle naturally infected with buffalo-derived Theileria parva. Cook, E., Sitt, T., Poole, J., Ndambuki, G., Mwaura, S., Chepkwony, M., Latre de Late, P., Miyunga, A., van Aardt, R., Prettejohn, G., Wragg, D., Prendergast, J., Morrison, W.I., Toye, P. (2021) Frontiers in Veterinary Science https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2021.731238

Avian Primordial Germ Cells Are Bipotent for Male or Female Gametogenesis. Ballantyne, M., Taylor, L., Hu, T., Meunier, D., Nandi, S., Sherman, A., Flack, B., Henshall, J.M., Hawken, R.J., McGrew, M.J. (2021) Frontiers in Cell & Developmental Biology https://doi.org/10.3389/fcell.2021.726827

Demographic expansion and high level of matrilineal diversity in two populations of East African Baggara cattle. Kambal. S., Abdelrahim, A., Hanotte, O., Nakao, R., Alkhaibari, A. M., Salim, B. (2021) Journal of Animal Breeding Genetics https://doi.org/10.1111/jbg.12648

Evaluation of Bayesian Alphabet and GBLUP Based on Different Marker Density for Genomic Prediction in Alpine Merino Sheep. Zhu, S., Guo, T., Yuan, C., Liu, J., Li, J., Han, M., Zhao, H., Wu, Y., Sun, W., Wang, T., Tiambo, C.K., Yue, Y., Yang, B. (2021) G3 Genes https://doi.org/10.1093/g3journal/jkab206

Breeding strategies for improving smallholder dairy cattle productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Chawala, A.R., Sanchez-Molano, E., Dewhurst, R.J., Peters, A., Chagunda, M.G.G, Banos, G. (2021) Animal Breeding and Genetics https://doi.org/10.1111/jbg.12556

Multiple country and breed genomic prediction of tick resistance in beef cattle. Cardoso, F.F., Matika, O., Djikeng, A., Mapholi, N., Burrow, H.M., Yokoo, M.J.I., Campos, G.S., Gomes, C.C.G., Riggio, V., Pong-Wong, R., Porto-Neto, L.R., Maiwashe, A., Hayes, B. (2021) Frontiers in Immunology https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2021.620847

High throughput analysis of MHC-I and MHC-DR diversity of Brazilian cattle populations. Vasoya, D., Oliveira, P.S., Agundez Muriel, L., Tzelos, T., Vrettou, C., Morrison, W.I., Santos, I.K.F.D.M., Connelley, T. (2021) HLA https://doi.org/10.1111/tan.14339

Domestic chicken diversity: Origin, distribution and adaptation: Review Paper. Lawai, R.A., Hanotte, O. (2021) Animal Genetics https://doi.org/10.1111/age.13091

Integrated environmental and genomic analysis reveals the drivers of local adaptation in African indigenous chickens. Gheyas, A., Vallejo-Trujillo, A., Kebede, A., Lozano-Jaramillo, M., Dessie, T., Smith, J., Hanotte, O. (2021) Molecular Biology and Evolution https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msab156

Integral use of immunopeptidomics and immunoinformatics for the characterization of antigen presentation and rational identification of BoLA-DR presented peptides and epitopes. Fisch, A., Reynisson, B., Benedictus, L., Nicastri, A., Vasoya, D., Morrison, I., Buss, S., Ferreira, B.R., Santos, I., Terrentte, N., Connelley, T., Nielson, M. (2021) Journal of Immunology https://doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.2001409

Socio-economic, technical characteristics and challenges in indigenous (taurine-type cattle) beef production in Cameroon. Ojong, E.T., Oben, P.M., Hako, T.B.A., Ectu, K.A., Motsa, J.S., Wozerou, N.N., Keambou, C.T. (2021) Applied Animal Husbandry & Rural Development https://www.sasas.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Ojong-ET_2021-Vol-14-1.pdf

Genome-wide insights on gastrointestinal nematode resistance in autochthonous Tunisian sheep. Ahbara, A., Rouatbi, M., Gharbi, M., Rekik, M., Haile, A., Rischkowsky, B., Mwacharo, J.M. (2021) Nature Scientific Reports https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-88501-3

Inference of ancestries and heterozygosity proportion and genotype imputation in West African cattle populations. Gebrehiwot, N.Z., Aliloo, H., Strucken, E.M., Marshall, K., Gibson, J.P. (2021) Frontiers in Genetics https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2021.584355

SNP panels for the estimation of dairy breed proportion and parentage  assignment in African crossbred dairy cattle. Gebrehiwot, N.Z., Strucken, E.M., Marshall, K., Aliloo, H., Gibson, J.P. (2021) Genetics Selection and Evolution https://doi.org/10.1186/s12711-021-00615-4

Direct allele introgression into pure chicken breeds using Sire Dam Surrogate (SDS) mating. Ballantyne, M., Woodcock, M., Doddamani, D., Hu, T., Taylor, L., Hawken, R., McGrew, M.J. (2021) Nature Communications https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-20812-x

Whole-Genome Sequence Data Suggest Environmental Adaptation of Ethiopian Sheep Populations. Weiner, P., Robert, C., Ahbara, A., Salavati, M., Abebe, A., Kebede, A., Wragg, D., Friedrich, J., Vasoya, D., Hume, D.A., Djikeng, A., Watson, M., Prendergast, J., Hanotte, O., Mwacharo, J.M., Clark, E (2021) Genome Biology and Evolution https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evab014

The patterns of admixture, divergence, and ancestry of African cattle populations determined from genome-wide SNP data. Gebrehiwot, N.Z., Strucken, E.M., Aliloo, H., Marshall, K., Al Kaladeh, M., Gibson, J.P. (2020) BMC Genetics https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-020-07270-x

Single-cell RNA-seq reveals CD16- monocytes as key regulators of human monocyte transcriptional response to Toxoplasma. Patir, A., Gossner, A., Ramachandran, P., Alves, J., Freeman, T., Henderson, N., Watson, M., Hassan, M. (2020) Nature Scientific Reports https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-78250-0

Determinants of vitamin D status in Kenyan calves. Callaby, R., Hurst, E., Handel, I., Toye, P., Bronsvoort, M., Mellanby, R.J. (2020) Nature Scientific Reports https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-77209-5

Genetic Parameter estimates for Milkability Traits and their Relationship with Somatic Cell Score in South African Holstein Cattle. Tshilate, T.S., Bhebhe, E., Dude, C., Rhode, C., Mapholi, N.O., Matika, O., Banga, C.B. (2020) Tropical Animal Health and Production https://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-020-02483-4

Genetic diversity of Cameroon cattle and a putative genomic map for resistance to bovine tuberculosis. Callaby, R., Kelly, R., Mazeri, S., Egbe, F., Benedictus, L., Clark, E, Doeschl-Wilson, A, Bronsvoort, M., Salavati, M., Muwonge, A (2020) Frontiers in Genetics https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2020.550215

Global analysis of transcription start sites in the new ovine reference genome (Oar rambouillet v1.0). Salavati, M., Caulton, A., Clark, R., Gazova, I., Smith, T.P.L., Worley, K.C., Cockett, N.E., Archibald, A.L., Clarke, S.M., Murdoch, B.M., Clark, E (2020) Frontiers in Genetics https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2020.580580

Inverted CD4+/CD8+ T cell ratio in Boran (Bos indicus) cattle. Makau, M.C, Powell, J., Prendergast, J., de Late, P.L., Morrison, L.J., Fisch, A., Gathura, P., Kitala, P., Connelley, T., Toye, P. (2020) Veterinary Immunology & Immunopathology https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetimm.2020.110126

A genome-wide loss-of-function screen identifies Toxoplasma gondii genes that determine fitness in interferon gamma-activated murine macrophages. Wang, Y., Sangare, L.O., Paredes-Santos, T.C., Krishnamurthy, S., Hussan, M., Furuta, A.M., Markus, B.M., Lourido, S., Saeij, J.P.J. (2020) Nature Communications https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18991-8

Integrating genetic and genomic analyses of combined health data across ecotypes to improve disease resistance in indigenous African chickens. Banos, G., Lindsay, V., Desta, T.T., Bettridge, J., Sanchez-Molano, E., Vallejo-Trujillo, A., Matika, O., Dessie, T., Wigley, P., Christley, R., Kaiser, P., Hanotte, O., Psifidi, A. (2020) Frontiers in Genetics https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2020.543890

The mosaic genome of indigenous African cattle as a unique genetic resource for African pastoralism. Kim, K., Kwon, T., Dessie, T., Yoo, D., Mwai, O., Jang, J., Sung, S., Lee, S., Salim, B., Jung, J., Jeong, H., Tarekegn, G.M., Tijjani, A., Lim, D., Cho, S., Oh, S.J., Lee, H-K., Kim. J., Jeong, C., Kemp, S., Hanotte, O., Kim, H. (2020) Nature Genetics https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-020-0694-2

Whole genome analysis of water buffalo and global cattle breeds highlights convergent signatures of recent selection across domesticated species. Dutta, P., Talenti, A., Young, A., Jayaraman, S., Callaby, R., Jadhav, S.K., Dhanikachalam, V., Manikandan, M., Biswa, B.B., Low, W.Y., Williams, J.L., Cook, E., Toye, P., Wall, E., Djikeng, A., Marshall, K., Archibald, A.L., Gokhale, S., Kumar, S., Hume, D.A., Prendergast, J. (2020) Nature Comms https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18550-1

Comprehensive transcriptome of the maize stalk borer, Busseola fusca, from multiple tissue types, developmental stages, and parasitoid wasp exposures. Hardwick, K.M., Bichang'a, G., Abtew, A.B., Awori, R.M., Cepko, L., Chebon-Bore, L.J., Darby, A., deVries, J.D., Filee, J., Fuad, M., Gachara, G., Githae, D., Gunga, P., Held, M., Kariuki, H., Sioma Kataka, E., Kerfua, S.D., Kimenyi, K.M., Le Ru, B., Lutomia, E.M., Luvai, E.A., Luvanda, M.K., Lyimo, B.M., Machuka, E.M., Maeda, D.G., Maini, S., Mathenge, P.G., Matoke-Muhia, D., Miller, C., Miruka, S.A., Mitema, A., Miyunga, A.A., Mukolwe, S.A., Muge, E.K., Mule, S.N., Murithi, M.K., Musabyimana, J.P., Muzoora, S., Mwangi, E.W., Mwangi, H.N., Mwangi, N., Mwaura, A.N., Ndungu, N., Ngalah, B.S., Ng'ang'a, P.N., Nyandika, B.N., Nyasani, J.O., Obange, F.A., Ochieng, S.J., Obhiambo, W.O., Ogat, H.A., Ojwang, A.M.E., Osowo, F.O., Ratemo, B.O., Sonta, T., Ssamula, A., Towett-Kirui, S., Twizerimana, A.P., Wachuin, K.M., Wacoo, A.P., Wamae, K., Webale, M.K., Yaa, R.M., Gunderson-Rindal, D.E., Stomeo, F., Djikeng, A., Calatayud, P-A., Schaack, S. (2020) Genome Biology and Evolution https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evaa195

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First detection of African swine fever (ASF) virus genotype X and serogroup 7 in symptomatic pigs in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bisimwa, P.N., Ongus, J.R., Tiambo, C.K., Machuka, E.M., Bisimwa, E.B., Steinaa, L., Pelle, R. (2020) Virology Journal https://doi.org/10.1186/s12985-020-01398-8

Ethiopian indigenous goats offer insights into past and recent demographic dynamics and local adaptation in sub-saharan African goats. Tarekegn, G.M., Khayatzadeh, N., Liu, B., Osama, S., Haile, A., Rischkowsky, B., Zhang, W., Tesfaye, K., Dessie, T., Mwai, O., Djikeng, A., Mwacharo, J.M. (2020) Evolutionary Application https://doi.org/10.1111/eva.13118

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Transcriptional Analyses Identify Genes That Modulate Bovine Macrophage Response to Toxoplasma Infection and Immune Stimulation. Gossner, A., Hussan, M. (2020) Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology https://doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2020.00437

Joint genetic analysis for dairy cattle performance across countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Opoola, O., Banos, G., Ojango, J.M.K, Mrode, R., Simm, G., Banga, C.B., Beffa, L.M., Chagunda, M.G.G (2020) South African Journal of Animal Science https://www.ajol.info/index.php/sajas/article/view/200978

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IDEAL, the Infectious Diseases of East African Livestock project open access database and biobank. Callaby, R., Pendarovski, C., Jennings, A., Mwangi, S.T., Van Wyk, I., Mbole-Kariuki, M., Kiara, H., Toye, P., Kemp, S., Hanotte, O., Coetzer, J.A.W., Handel, I., Woolhouse, M.E.J., Bronsvoort, M. (2020) Nature Scientific Data https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0559-7

Comparative Transcriptomics of the Bovine Apicomplexan Parasite Theileria parva Developmental Stages Reveals Massive Gene Expression Variation and Potential Vaccine Antigens. Atchou, K., Ongus, J.R., Machuka, E.M., Juma, J., Tiambo, C.K., Djikeng, A., Silva, J.C., Pelle, R. (2020) Frontiers in Veterinary Science https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.00287

Whole-genome resequencing of wild and domestic sheep identifies genes associated with morphological and agronomic traits. Li, X., Yang, J., Shen, M., Xia, X-L., Liu, G-J., Xu, Y-X., Lv, H-H., Yang, H., Yang, Y-L., Liu, C-B, Zhou, P., Wan, P-C., Zhang, Y-S., Gao, L., Yang, J-Q., Pi, W-H., Ren, Y-L., Shen, Z.Q., Wang, F., Deng, J., Xu, S-S, Salehian-Dehkordi, H., Hehua, E., Esmailizadeh, A., Dehghani-Qanatqestani, M., Stepanek, O., Weimann, C., Erhardt, G., Amane, A., Mwacharo, J.M., Han, J-L., Hanotte, O., Lenstra, J.A., Kantanen, J., Coltman, D.W., Kijas, J.W., Bruford, M.W., Periasamy, K., Wang, X-H., Li, M-H. (2020) Nature Communications https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16485-1

Diversity of endogenous Avian Leukosis Virus subgroup E (ALVE) insertions in indigenous chickens. Mason, A., Miedzinska-Bielecka, K., Kebede, A., Bamidele, O., Al-Jumaili, A.S., Dessie, T., Hanotte, O., Smith, J. (2020) Genetic Selection Evolution https://doi.org/10.1186/s12711-020-00548-4

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Analysis of the Role of TpUB05 Antigen from Theileria parva in Immune Responses to Malaria in Humans Compared to Its Homologue in Plasmodium falciparum the UB05 Antigen. Dinga, J.N., Perimbie, S.N., Gamau, S.D., Chuma, F.N.G., Njimoh, D.L., Djikeng, A., Pelle, R., Titanji, V.P.K. (2020) Pathogens https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens9040271

Association of LEI0258 Marker Alleles and Susceptibility to Virulent Newcastle Diseases Infection in Kuroiler, sasso and Local Tanzanian chicken embryos. Mpenda, F.N., Keambou, C.T., Kyallo, M., Juma, J., Pelle, R., Lyantagaye, S.L., Buza, J. (2020) Journal of Pathogens https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/5187578

The maternal origin of indigenous domestic chicken from the Middle East, the north and the horn of Africa. Al-Jumaili, A.S., Boudali, S.F., Kebede, A., Al-Bayatti, S.A., Essa, A.A., Ahbara, A., Alijumaah, R.S., Alatiyat, R.M., Mwacharo, J.M., Bjornstad, G., Naqvi, A.N., Gaouar, S.B.S., Hanotte, O. (2020) BMC Genetics https://doi.org/10.1186/s12863-020-0830-0

The wild species genome ancestry of domestic chickens. Lawal, R.A., Martin, S.H., Vanmechelen, K., Vereijken, A., Silva, P., Al-Atiyat, R.M., Alijumaah, R.S., Mwacharo, J.M., Wu, D.D., Zhang, Y.P., Hocking, P.M., Smith, J., Wragg, D., Hanotte, O. (2020) BMC Biology https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-020-0738-1

Genetic and antigenic variation of the bovine tick-borne pathogen Theileria parva in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa. Amzati, G.S., Djikeng, A., Odongo, D., Nimpaye, H., Sibeko, K.P., Muhigwa, J.B.B., Madder, M., Kirschvink, N., Marcotty, T. (2019) Parasites and Vectors https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3848-2

Leveraging genomic diversity to promote human and animal health. Ramsay, M., Brunner, H.G., Djikeng, A. (2019) Nature Communications Biology https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-019-0708-8

Evidence for the Presence of African Swine Fever Virus in Apparently Healthy Pigs in South-Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Patrick, B.N., Machuka, E.M., Githae, D., Banswe, G., Amimo, J.O., Ongus, J.R., Masembe, C., Bishop, R.P., Steinaa, L., Djikeng, A., Pelle, R. (2019) Veterinary Microbiology https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2019.108521

A mini-atlas of gene expression for the domestic goat (Capra hircus). Muriuki, C., Bush, S.J., Salavati, M., McCulloch, M.E.B., Lisowski, Z.M., Agaba, M., Djikeng, A., Hume, D.A., Clark, E (2019) Frontiers in Genetics https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2019.01080

A comprehensive survey of the prevalence and spatial distribution of ticks infesting cattle in different agro-ecological zones of Cameroon. Silatsa, B.A., Simo, G., Githaka, N., Mwaura, S., Kamga, R.M., Oumarou, F., Keambou, C.T., Bishop, R.P., Djikeng, A., Kuiate, J.R., Njiokou, F., Pelle, R. (2019) Parasites and Vectors https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3738-7

Genome-wide identification of splicing quantitative trait loci (sQTL) in diverse ecotypes of Arabidopsis thaliana. Khokhar, W., Hassan, M., Reddy, A.S.N., Chaudhary, S., Jabre, I., Byrne, L.J., Syed, N.H. (2019) Frontiers in Plant Science https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.01160

Draft genome sequence of Solanum aethiopicum provides insights into disease resistance, drought tolerance, and the evolution of the genome. Song, B., Song, Y., Fu, Y., Kizito, E.B., Kamenya, S.N., Kabod, P.N., Liu, H., Muthemba, S., Kariba, R., Njuguna, J., Maina, S., Stomeo, F., Djikeng, A., Hendre, P.S., Chen, X., Chen, W., Li, X., Sun, W., Wang, S., Cheng, S., Muchugi, A., Jamnadass, R., Shapiro, H.Y., Van Deynze, A., Yang, H., Wang, J., Xu, X., Odeny, D.A., Liu, X. (2019) GigaScience https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giz115

Breeding and Productivity in Ending Hunger and Achieving Food Security and Nutrition. Avana-Tientcheu, M.L., Keambou, C.T. (2019) Chapter in 'Zero Hunger' Book https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69626-3_59-1

Functional evolution of the Colony Stimulating Factor 1 Receptor (CSF1R) and its ligands in birds. Hume, D.A., Gutowska-Ding, W., Garcia-Morales, C., Kabade, A., Bamidele, A., Vallejo-Trujillo, A., Gheyas, A., Smith, J. (2019) Journal of Leukocyte Biology https://doi.org/10.1002/JLB.6MA0519-172R

Draft genome of Busseola fusca, the maize stalk borer, a major crop pest in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hardwick, K.M., Ojwang, A.M.E., Stomeo, F., Maina, S., Bichang'a, G., Calatayud, P-A., Filee, J., Djikeng, A., Miller, C., Cepko, L., Darby, A., Le Ru, B., Schaack, S. (2019) Genome Biology and Evolution https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evz166

Signatures of Selection for Environmental Adaptation and Zebu × Taurine Hybrid Fitness in East African Shorthorn Zebu. Bahbahani, H., Tijjani, A., Mukasa, C., Wragg, D., Almathen, F., Nash, O., Akpa, G.N., Mbole-Kariuki, M., Malla, S., Woolhouse, M., Sonstegard, T., Van Tassell, C., Blythe, M., Huson, H., Hanotte, O. (2019) Frontiers in Genetics https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2017.00068

Towards a new phenotype for tick resistance in beef and dairy cattle: a review. Burrow, H.M., Mans, B.J., Cardoso, F.F., Birkett, M.A., Kotze, A.C., Hayes, B.J., Mapholi, N., Dzama, K., Marufu, M.C., Githaka, N.W., Djikeng, A. (2019) Animal Production Science https://doi.org/10.1071/AN18487

Livestock genomics for developing countries – African examples in practice. Marshall, K., Gibson, J.P., Mwai, O., Mwacharo, J.M., Haile, A., Tesfaye, G., Mrode, R., Kemp, S. (2019) Frontiers in Genetics https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2019.00297

Comparative analysis of the chicken IFITM locus by targeted genome sequencing reveals evolution of the locus and positive selection in IFITM1 and IFITM3. Bassano, I., Ong, S.H., Sanz-Hernandez, M., Vinkler, M., Kebede, A., Hanotte, O., Onuigbo, E., Fife, M., Kellam, P. (2019) BMC Genetics https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-019-5621-5

Genome-wide diversity and demographic dynamics of Cameroon goats and their divergence from east African, north African, and Asian conspecifics. Tarekegn, G.M., Wouobeng, P., Jaures, K.S., Mrode, R., Edea, Z., Liu, B., Zhang, W., Mwai, O., Dessie, T., Tesfaye, G., Strandberg, E., Berglund, B., Mutai, C., Osama, S., Wolde, A.T., Birungi, J., Djikeng, A., Meutchieye, F. (2019) PLoS ONE https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214843

A countrywide molecular survey leads to a seminal identification of the invasive cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus in Cameroon, a decade after it was reported in Cote d’Ivoire. Silatsa, B.A., Kuiate, J.R., Nijiokou, F., Simo, G., Kameni, J-M.F., Alabi, T., Amzati, G.S., Bett, B., Bishop, R., Githaka, N.W., Opiyo, S.O., Djikeng, A., Pelle, R. (2019) Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2019.02.002

Three Toxoplasma gondii dense granule proteins are required for induction of Lewis rat macrophage pyroptosis. Wang, Y., Cirelli, K.M., Barros, P.D.C., Sangare, L.O., Butty, V., Hassan, M., Pasavento, P., Mete, A., Saeij, P.J. (2019) mBio https://doi.org/10.1128/mBio.02388-18

Clonal and atypical Toxoplasma strain differences in virulence varies with mouse sub-species. Hassan, M., Olijnik, A-A., Frickel, E-M., Saeij, J.P. (2019) International Journal For Parasitology https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2018.08.007

Transcriptomics reveal potential vaccine antigens and a drastic increase of upregulated genes during Theileria parva development from arthropod to bovine infective stages. Tonui, T., Corredor-Moreno, P., Kanduma, E.G., Njuguna, J., Njahira, M.N., Nyanjom, S.G., Silva, J.C., Djikeng, A., Pelle, R. (2018) PLoS ONE https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204047

Genetic diversity and population structure of Urochloa grass accessions from Tanzania using simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers. Kuwi, S.O., Kyalo, M., Mutai, C., Mwilawa, A., Hanson, J., Djikeng, A., Ghimire, S. (2018) Brazilian Journal of Botany https://doi.org/10.1007/s40415-018-0482-8

Invited review: Genomic selection for small ruminants in developed countries: how applicable for the rest of the world?. Mrode, R., Tarekegn, G.M., Mwacharo, J.M., Djikeng, A. (2018) Animal https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731117003688

Mitochondrial phylogeography and population structure of the cattle tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus in the African Great Lakes region. Amzati, G.S., Pelle, R., Muhigwa, J.B.B., Kanduma, E.G., Djikeng, A., Madder, M., Kirschvink, N., Marcotty, T. (2018) Parasites and Vectors https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-2904-7

Metagenomic analysis of viruses associated with maize lethal necrosis in Kenya. Wamaitha, M.J., Nigam, D., Maina, S., Stomeo, F., Wangai, A., Njuguna, J.N., Holton, T.A., Wanjala, B.W., Wamalwa, M., Lucas, T., Djikeng, A., Garcia-Ruiz, H. (2018) Virology Journal https://doi.org/10.1186/s12985-018-0999-2

Variations in mitochondrial cytochrome b region among Ethiopian indigenous cattle populations assert Bos taurus maternal origin and historical dynamics. Tarekegn, G.M., Ji, X-Y., Bai, X., Liu, B., Zhang, W., Birungi, J., Djikeng, A., Tesfaye, K. (2018) Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.17.0596

Mitochondrial DNA variation reveals maternal origins and demographic dynamics of Ethiopian indigenous goats. Tarekegn, G.M., Tesfaye, K., Mwai, O., Djikeng, A., Dessie, T., Birungi, J., Osama, S., Zergaw, N., Alemu, A., Achieng, G., Tutah, J., Mutai, C., Njuguna, J., Mwacharo, J.M. (2018) Ecology and Evolution https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3710

Comparative ribosome profiling uncovers a dominant role for translational control in Toxoplasma gondii. Hassan, M., Vasquez, J., Guo-Liang, C., Meissner, M., Siegal, T.N. (2017) BMC Genetics https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-017-4362-6

Viral metagenomics of aphids present in bean and maize plots on mixed-use farms in Kenya reveals the presence of three dicistroviruses including a novel Big Sioux River virus-like dicistrovirus. Wamonje, F., Michuki, G., Braidwood, L., Njuguna, J.N., Musembi Mutuku, J., Djikeng, A., Harvey, J., Carr, J. (2017) Virology Journal https://doi.org/10.1186/s12985-017-0854-x

Whole genome detection of signature of positive selection in African cattle reveals selection for thermotolerance. Taye, M., Lee, W., Caetano-Anolles, K., Dessie, T., Hanotte, O., Mwai, O., Kemp, S., Cho, S., Oh, S.J., Lee, H-K., Kim, H. (2017) Animal Science Journal https://doi.org/10.1111/asj.12851

Exploring evidence of positive selection signatures in cattle breeds selected for different traits. Taye, M., Lee, W., Jeon, S.M., Yoon, J., Dessie, T., Hanotte, O., Mwai, O., Kemp, S., Cho, S., Jong, S., Lee, H-K., Kim, H. (2017) Mammalian Genome https://doi.org/10.1007/s00335-017-9715-6

Cattle genome-wide analysis reveals genetic signatures in trypanotolerant N’Dama. Kim, S-J., Ka, S., Ha, J-W., Kim. J., Yoo, D., Kim, K., Lee, H-K., Lim, D., Cho, S., Hanotte, O., Mwai, O., Dessie, T., Kemp, S., Oh, S.J., Kim, H. (2017) BMC Genetics https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-017-3742-2

Phenotypic and genetic parameters for selected production and reproduction traits of Mpwapwa cattle in low-input production systems. Chawala, A.R., Banos, G., Komwihangilo, D.M., Peters, A., Chagunda, M.G.G (2017) South African Journal of Animal Science https://doi.org/10.4314/sajas.v47i3.7

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Whole genome scan reveals the genetic signature of African Ankole cattle breed and potential for higher quality beef. Taye, M., Kim. J., Yoon, S.H., Lee, W., Hanotte, O., Dessie, T., Kemp, S., Mwai, O., Caetano-Anolles, K., Cho, S., Oh, S.J., Lee, H-K., Kim, H. (2017) BMC Genetics https://doi.org/10.1186/s12863-016-0467-1

Valuing the project: A knowledge-action response to network governance in collaborative research. Freeman, P.L., Millar, A.J. (2017) Public Money & Management https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2016.1241577

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