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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 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


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


Breeding strategies for animal resilience to weather variation in meat sheep. Sanchez-Molano, E., Kapsona, V.V., Oikonomou, S., McLaren, A., Lambe, N., Conington, J., Banos, G. (2020) BMC Genetics https://doi.org/10.1186/s12863-020-00924-5


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


Donor-derived spermatogenesis following stem call transplantation in sterile NANOS2 knockout males. Ciccarelli, C., Giasetti, M.I., Miao, D., Oatley, M.J., Robbins, C., Lopez-Biladeau, B., Waqas, M.S., Tibary, A., Whitelaw, B., Lillico, S., Park, C-H., Park, K-E., Telugu, B., Fan, Z., Liu, Y., Regouski, M., Polejaeva, I.A., Oatley, J. (2020) PNAS https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2010102117


1200 High Quality Metagenome-Assembled Genomes from the Rumen of African Cattle and their relevance in the context of sub-optimal feeding. Wilkinson, T., Korir, D., Ogugo, M., Stewart, R.D., Watson, M., Paxton, E., Goopy, J., Robert, C. (2020) Genome Biology https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-020-02144-7


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


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


Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Brachiaria (syn. Urochloa) Ecotypes from Uganda. Namazzi, C., Sserumaga, J.P., Mugerwa, S., Kyalo, M., Mutai, C., Mwesigwa, R., Djikeng, A., Ghimire, S. (2020) Agronomy https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10081193


Reflections on IDEAL. Callaby, R., Jennings, A., Mwangi, S.T., Mbole-Kariuki, M., Van Wyk, I., Kiara, H., Coetzer, J.A.W., Woolhouse, M.E.J., Hanotte, O., Toye, P., Bronsvoort, M. (2020) Preventative Veterinary Medicine https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2020.105062


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


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


Bioengineering horizon scan 2020. Kemp, L., Adam, L., Boehm, C.R., Breitling, R., Casagrande, R., Dando, M., Djikeng, A., Evans, N.G., Hammond, R., Hills, R., Holt, L.A., Kuiken, T., Markotic, A., Millett, P., Napier, J.A., Nelson, C., OhEigeartaigh, S.S., Osbourn, A., Palmer, M., Patron, N.J., Perello, E., Piyawattanametha, W., Restrepo-Schild, V., Rios-Rojas, C., Rhodes, C., Roessing, A., Scott, D., Shapira, P., Simuntala, C., Smith, R.D., Sundaram, L.S., Takano, E., Uttmark, G., Wintle, B., Zahra, N.B., Sutherland, W.J. (2020) eLife https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.54489


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


Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of indigenious chicken in Rwanda using microsatellite markers. Habimana, R., Okeno, T.O., Ngeno, K., Mboumba, S., Assami, P., Gbotto, A., Tiambo, C.K., Nishimwe, K., Mahoro, J., Yao, N. (2020) PLoS ONE https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225084


Endogenous avian leukosis viral elements (ALVEs) of the chicken reference genome. Mason, A., Fulton, J., Smith, J. (2020) Poultry Science https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psj.2019.12.074


First detection of Theileria parva in cattle from Cameroon in the absence of the main tick vector Rhipicephalus appendiculatus. Silatsa, B.A., Simo, G., Githaka, N., Kamga, R., Oumarou, F., Tiambo, C.K., Machuka, E., Domelevo, J.B., Odongo, D., Bishop, R., Kuiate, J.R., Nijiokou, F., Djikeng, A., Pelle, R. (2020) Transboundary and Emerging Diseases https://doi.org/10.1111/tbed.13425


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


Livestock breeding for the twenty-first century: the promise of the editing revolution. Proudfoot, C., McFarlane, G., Whitelaw, B., Lillico, S. (2020) Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2019304


Mimosa pudica and Carica papaya extracts on Ascaridia galli- Experimentally infected Kabir chicks in Cameroon – Efficacy, lipid and hematological profile. Nghonjuyia, N.W., Tiambo, C.K., Sofeu-Feugaing, D.D., Taiweb, G.S., Abdel-Azizd, A.R., Lisitae, F., Julianoe, R.S., Kimbib, H.K. (2020) Vet Parasitology: Regional Studies & Reports https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vprsr.2019.100354