Transcriptome associated to puberty in Bos indicus cattle

Fortes, Marina (2014): Transcriptome associated to puberty in Bos indicus cattle. The University of Queensland. Collection. doi:10.14264/uql.2016.599

Project name Transcriptome associated to puberty in Bos indicus cattle
Project description
The research project aims at delivering a diagnostic tool, a DNA chip (or DNA markers array), specifically designed for improving fertility in Australian Brahman cattle. Brahman cattle are tropically adapted, resistant to heat and diseases, and so this breed is an important genetic resource for the beef industry in tropical regions: Queensland, Australia’s north and a great proportion of the developing world (Africa, South Asia, Central and South America). However, tropical adaptation comes with production costs, associated to lower fertility and late puberty. Genetic markers associated with fertility characteristics in Australian Brahman herds were recently discovered. These markers serve as important background knowledge for this project proposal. The proposed transcriptome would complement previous genome-wide association studies, enhance knowledge on gene expression related to cattle fertility and inform the design of a DNA chip with commercial potential. To design this DNA chip, we propose to discover functional polymorphisms by performing a transcriptome analysis aimed at studying the gene expression of neuronal tissues known to control reproductive function. Once the design of the DNA chip is completed, we propose to test it in a number of independent herds for validation purposes that could be followed by industry adoption.
Contact name Marina Fortes
Contact email
Creator name Fortes, Marina
Creator(s) role Researcher, Lecturer
Dataset name Transcriptome associated to puberty in Bos indicus cattle
Dataset description
RNAseq data of case and control female animals (various tissues)
Access conditions Mediated Access
ANZSRC Field of Research (FoR) Code 0608 Zoology
DOI 10.14264/uql.2016.599
Grant ID 2013001999
Type of data Sequence files fastqc.gz fastqc.gz
Data Volume 2TB
Language eng
Keyword Transcriptome analysis
Bos Indicus cattle
Cattle fertility
Collection type Collection
Publisher The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2014
Copyright notice 2014, The University of Queensland

Document type: Data Collection
Collections: Research Data Collections
School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
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Created: Thu, 13 Nov 2014, 14:16:58 EST by Belinda Weaver