January - December 2007

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Bagg M.A., Nottle. . M.B., Armstrong. D.T., and Grupen. C.G., Relationship between follicle size and oocyte developmental competence in prepubertal and adult pigs, Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 19(7):797-803.

Bathgate, R., Maxwell, W.M.C., & Evans, G.. Effects of platelet-activating actor and platelet-activating factor:acetylhydrolase on in vitro post-thaw boar sperm parameters. Theriogenology 67, 886-892.

Bathgate, R., Morton, K.M., Eriksson, B.M., Rath, D., Seig, B., Maxwell W.M.C. & Evans G.. Non-surgical deep intra-uterine transfer of in vitro produced porcine embryos derived from sex-sorted frozen-thawed boar sperm. Anim. Reprod. Sci. 99, 82-92.

Beebe. L. , McIlfatrick. S., Grupen. C., Boquest A., Harrison S., Faast R., Ashman R., Wengle J., Hamilton. H., and Nottle. M., . A comparison of two in vitro maturation media for use with adult porcine oocytes for adult somatic cell nuclear transfer, Cloning and Stem Cells, 9(4):564-570.

Cavanagh J.A.L., Tammen I., Windsor PA, Bateman J, Savarirayan R, Nicholas F.W., Raadsma H.W., Bulldog dwarfism in Dexter cattle is caused by mutations in ACAN. Mammalian genome, 18:808-814.

Celi P., Walkden-Brown S., Blache D. Szell A., Wilkinson H., Martin G.B.. Twin efficiency for reproductive variables in monozygotic twin sheep. Theriogenology 68, 663-672.

Clulow, J.R., Evans, G.,, Morris, L.H.A., and Maxwell, W.M.C., . A comparison between duck and chicken egg yolk for the cryopreservation of stallion sperm. Aust. Vet. J., 85, 6, 233-235.

Daly, K.A., Digby, M., Lefevre, C., Mailer, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, K., and Williamson, P.. Analysis of the expression of immunoglobulins throughout lactation suggests two periods of immune transfer in the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 120, 187-200.

de Graaf, S. P., Peake, K., Maxwell, W. M. C., O'Brien, J. K. and Evans, G.. Influence of supplementing diet with oleic and linoleic acid on the freezing success and sex-sorting parameters of ram semen. Livestock Sci., 110 (1-2), 166-173.

de Graaf, S.P., Beilby, K., O'Brien, J.K., Osborn, D., Downing, J.A., Maxwell, W.M.C. & Evans, G.. Embryo production from superovulated sheep inseminated with sex-sorted ram spermatozoa. Theriogenology 67, 550-555.

de Graaf, S.P., Evans, G., Gillan, L., Guerra, M.M.P., Maxwell, W.M.C. & O'Brien, J.K.. The influence of antioxidant, cholesterol and seminal plasma on the in vitro quality of sorted and non-sorted ram spermatozoa. Theriogenology 67, 217-227.

de Graaf, S.P., Evans, G., Maxwell, W.M.C., Cran, D.G. & O'Brien, J.K.. Birth of offspring of pre-determined sex after artificial insemination of frozen-thawed, sex-sorted and re-frozen-thawed ram spermatozoa. Theriogenology 67, 391-398.

de Graaf, S.P., Evans, G., Maxwell, W.M.C., Downing, J.A. & O'Brien, J.K.. Successful low dose insemination of flow cytometrically sorted ram spermatozoa in sheep. Reprod. Dom. Anim. 42, 648–653.

Di Trana, A., Claps, S., Cifuni, G.F., Fedele, V., Impemba, G., Celi, P.. Milk qualitative and quantitative characteristics, metabolic profile and rumen pH and NH3 concentration in grazing goats fed two types of concentrate. Option Méditerranéennes, Series A, 74: 135-140.

Drögemüller C, Leeb T, Harlizius B, Tammen I, Distl O, Höltershinken M, Gentile A, Duchesne A, Eggen A. Congenital syndactyly in cattle: four novel mutations in the low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 4 gene (LRP4), BMC Genetics, 8:5-

El-Hajj Ghaoui, R., Gillian, L., Thomson, P.C., Evans, G., and Maxwell, W.M.C.. Effect of seminal plasma fractions from entire and vasectomized rams on the motility characteristics, membrane status and in vitro fertility of ram spermatozoa. Journal of Andrology 28, 109-122.

El-Hajj Ghaoui, R., Thomson, P. C., Leahy, T., Evans, G., and Maxwell, W. M. C.. Autologous whole ram seminal plasma and its vesicle-free fraction improve motility characteristics and membrane status but not in vivo fertility of frozen-thawed ram spermatozoa. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 42, 541-549.

Forsyth H., Laxton R., Moran C., van der werf, Banks R., Taylor R., Ghaoui, R El-Hajj, Gillan, L, Thomson, PC, Evans, G & Maxwell, W.M.C.. Effect of seminal plasma fractions on the motility characteristics, membrane status and in vitro fertility of ram spermatozoa. J. Androl. 28, 109-122.

Forsyth H., Laxton R., Moran C., van der werf, Banks R., [[bold||Taylor R., Ghaoui, R El-Hajj, Ghaoui, R.El-Hajj, Thomson, P.C., Leahy, T, Evans, G. & Maxwell, W.M.C. . Autologous whole ram seminal plasma and its vesicle-free fraction improve motility characteristics and membrane status but not in vivo fertility of frozen-thawed ram spermatozoa. Reprod. Dom. Anim. 42, 541-549.

Grupen. C.G., Gilchrist R.B., Nayudu. P.L., Barry M.F., Schulz S.J., Ritter L.J. and Armstrong D.T.. Effects of ovarian stimulation, with and without human chorionic gonadotrophin, on oocyte meiotic and developmental competence in the marmoset monkey (Callithrix jacchus), Theriogenology, 68:861-872.

Ghaoui, R.El-Hajj, Thomson, P.C., Leahy, T, Evans, G. & Maxwell, W.M.C. . Autologous whole ram seminal plasma and its vesicle-free fraction improve motility characteristics and membrane status but not in vivo fertility of frozen-thawed ram spermatozoa. Reprod. Dom. Anim. 42, 541-549.

Khatkar, M.S., K.R. Zenger, M. Hobbs, R.J. Hawken, J.A.L. Cavanagh, W. Barris, A.E. McClintock, S. McClintock, P.C. Thomson, B. Tier, F.W. Nicholas and H.W. Raadsma. A primary assembly of a bovine haplotype block map based on a 15k SNP panel genotyped in Holstein-Friesian cattle. Genetics: 176 (2)

Liao, W., Collins, A., Hobbs, M., Khatkar, M.S., Luo, J., and Nicholas, F.W.. A comparative location database (CompLDB): map integration within and between species. Mamm Genome 18: 287-299. Epub 2007 Jun 2023.

Maxwell, W.M.C., de Graaf, S.P., El-Hajj Ghaoui, R., and Evans, G.. Seminal plasma effects on sperm handling and female fertility. In: Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants VI. pp13-37. Edited by JI Juengel, JF Murray and MF Smith. Nottingham University Press, Nottingham, UK. Reproduction Supplement.

McGreevy, P., Celi, P., Hawke, C., Downing, J.. Learning and teaching of animal handling at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Veterinary Science. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 34 (5): 586-597.

McGreevy, P.D., George, S. and Thomson, P.C.. A note on the effect of changes in flooring on the behaviour of housed rams. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 107, 355-360.

Morton, K.M. Bathgate, R. Evans G. & Maxwell, W.M.C.. Cryopreservation of epididymal alpaca (Vicugna pacos) sperm: a comparison of Citrate, Tris and Lactose based diluents, and pellets and straws. Reprod. Fertil. Dev. 19, 792-796.

Morton, K.M., Herrmann, D, Sieg, B, Struckmann, C, Maxwell, WMC, Rath, D, Evans, G, Lucas-Hahn, A., Niemann, H & Wrenzycki, C. . Altered mRNA expression patterns in bovine blastocysts after fertilization in vitro using flow-cytometrically sex-sorted sperm. Mol. Reprod. Develop., 74, 931-940

Piedrafita, D.; Estuningsih, E.; Pleasance, J.; Prowse, R.; Raadsma, H.W.; Meeusen, E.N.T.; Spithill, T.W. Peritonea lavage cells of Indonesian thin-tail sheep mediate antibody-dependent superoxide radical cytotoxicity in vitro against newly excysted juvenile Fasciola gigantica but not juvenile Fasciola hepatica, 2007 Infection and Immunity Vol.75,Iss.4;p.1954

Portas, TJ, Bryant, BR, Goritz, F, Hermes, R, Keeley, T, Evans, G, Maxwell, WMC, & Hildebrandt, T.B.. Semen collection in an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) under combined physical and chemical restraint. Aust. Vet. J. 85:425–427.

Liao, W., Collins, A., Hobbs, M., Khatkar, M.S., Luo, J., and Nicholas, F.W.. A comparative location database (CompLDB): map integration within and between species. Mamm Genome 18: 287-299. Epub 2007.

Ramanathan P, Thomson PC, Taylor RM, Moran C, Williamson P. Genome wide analysis of secretory activation in mouse models. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia, 12: 305-14, 2007.

Reyna, J. Thomson, P.C., Evans G. & Maxwell W.M.C.. Synchrony of ovulation and follicular dynamics in Merino ewes treated with GnRH in the breeding and non-breeding seasons. Reprod. Dom. Anim. 42, 410-417.

Raadsma HW, Kingsford NM , Suharyanta, T.W. Spithill and D. Piedrafita. Host responses during experimental infection with Fasciola gigantica or Fasciola hepatica in Merino sheep: I. Comparative immunological and plasma biochemical changes during early infection. 2007 Veterinary Parasitology, Vol.143,Iss.3-4;p.275

Sellick, G.S.; Pitchford, W.S.; Morris, C.A.; Cullen, N.G.; Crawford, A.M.; Raadsma, H.W.; Bottema, C.D.K. Effect of myostatin F94L on carcass yield in cattle. 2007 Animal Genetics Vol.38,Iss.5;p.440

Sluyter R, Shemon AN, Hughes WE, Stevenson RO, Georgiou J, Eslick GE, Taylor RM, Wiley JS. Canine erythrocytes express the P2X7 receptor: greatly increased function compared with human erythrocytes. American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 293: R2090-R2098, 2007.

Taylor, D.L., Thomson, P.C., de Silva, K., and Whittington, R.J.. Validation of endogenous reference genes for expression profiling of RAW264.7 cells infected with Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis by quantitative PCR. Veterinary Pathology and Immunopathology 115, 43-55.

Zenger, K.R., M.S. Khatkar, J.A.L. Cavanagh, R.J. Hawken and H.W. Raadsma. Genome-wide genetic diversity of Holstein Friesian cattle reveals new insights into Australian and global population variability including impact of selection. Animal Genetics 38 (1), 7–14.

Zhao, G., McCarthy, N., Sheehy, P.A. & Taylor, R. MComparison of the behaviour of neural stem cells in the brain of normal and Twitcher mice after neonatal transplantation. Stem Cells and Development. 16 (3): 429-438


Conferences

Arun S.J., Wei J., Cavanagh J., Khatkar M., Hobbs M., Sheehy P., Raadsma H.W., Williamson P.,. A comparative and integrative genomics approach for identification of dairy QTL candidate genes. Genetics Society Australia 2007 Annual Conference

Crump, R., B. Tier, G. Moser, J. S¨olkner, R.J. Kerr, A.F. Woolaston, K.R. Zenger, M.S. Khatkar, J.A.L. Cavanagh, and H.W. Raadsma. Genome-wide selection in dairy cattle: use of genetic algorithms in the estimation of molecular breeding values, 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Armidale, NSW, Australia from 24-26 September 2007.

Crump, R.E, B. Tier, G. Moser, J. Sölkner, K.R. Zenger, M.S. Khatkar, J.A.L. Cavanagh and H.W. Raadsma Genome-wide selection in dairy cattle: use of genetic algorithms in the estimation of molecular breeding values. XI QTLMAS, 22-23/03/2007, INRA, Toulouse, France.

Daly K., and Williamson. P., Investigation of the immune strategies for survival in Neonatal Tammar (Macropus eugenii). Genetics Society Australia 2007 Annual Conference

González J.F., Hernández A., Molina J.M., Fernández A., Raadsma H.W., Meeusen E.N.T., and Piedrafita, D. (2007). Relationship between abomasal histology and parasitological parameters following Haemonchus contortus infection in two sheep breeds native to the Canary Islands. 21th WAAVP Conference, Gent, Belgium.

Khatkar, M.S., K.R. Zenger, M. Hobbs, R.J. Hawken, J.A.L. Cavanagh, W. Barris, B. Tier, F.W. Nicholas and H.W. Raadsma. Bovine genomic structure as revealed by construction haplotype block map based on a high density 15k SNP scan in dairy cattle. XI QTLMAS, 22-23/03/2007, INRA, Toulouse, France.

Khatkar, M.S., K.R. Zenger, J.A.L. Cavanagh, R.J. Hawken, M. Hobbs, W. Barris, P.C. Thomson, F.W. Nicholas, B. Tier and H.W. Raadsma. Extent of linkage disequilibrium and haplotype blocks in bovine genome using high density SNP markers. 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Armidale, NSW, Australia from 24-26 September 2007.


Moser, G., , B. Tier, R.E. Crump, J. Soelkner, K.R. Zenger, M.S. Khatkar, J.A.L. Cavanagh and H.W. Raadsma Estimation of molecular breeding values in genome wide selection using supervised dimension reduction based on partial least squares. XI QTLMAS, 22-23/03/2007, INRA, Toulouse, France.

Moser, G., R.E. Crump, B. Tier, J. Sölkner, K.R. Zenger, M.S. Khatkar, J.A.L. Cavanagh and H.W. Raadsma (2007):Genome based genetic evaluation and genome wide selection using supervised dimension reduction based on partial least squares. Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. 17: 227-230.

Piedrafita, D., Estuningsih, E., Pleasance, J., Raadsma, H.W., Meeusen, E. and Spithill T.W. (2007). Discovery of new molecular targets for drug & vaccine design against liver fluke. 21th WAAVP Conference, Gent, Belgium.

Ramanathan P, Taylor R, Williamson P A comparative genomics approach to identify lactaton candidate genes. Genetics Society Australia 2007 Annual Conference

Raadsma, H.W., K. Fullard, K.R. Zenger, J.A.L. Cavanagh., P.C.Thomson, M.Lam, D.Piedrafita, E.Margawati, S. Widjayanti, E. Estiningsih, F.Nicholas (2007). Building an intergated QTL map for all major production traits in sheep based on multiple QTL mapping populations Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. 17: 127-130.

Raadsma, H.W., K.R. Zenger, M.S. Khatkar, R. Crump, G. Moser, J. Solkner, J.A.L. Cavanagh, R.J. Hawken, M. Hobbs, W. Barris, F.W. Nicholas, B. Tier.. Genome wide selection in dairy cattle based on high-density genome-wide SNP analysis: from discovery to application. XI QTLMAS, 22-23/03/2007, INRA, Toulouse, France.

Raadsma, H.W., K.R. Zenger, M.S. Khatkar, R. Crump, G. Moser, J. Solkner, J.A.L. Cavanagh, R.J. Hawken, M. Hobbs, W. Barris, F.W. Nicholas, B. Tier.. Genome wide selection in dairy cattle based on high-density genome-wide SNP analysis: from discovery to application. 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Armidale, NSW, Australia from 24-26 September 2007.

Raadsma HW, Moser G, Crump RE, Cavanagh JAL, Khatkar M, Soelkner J, Zenger, Tier B Predicting genetic merit for mastitis and fertility in dairy cattle using genome wide selection and a high density 15k snp screen. International Symposium on Animal Genomics for Animal Health

Singh, M., M.Lam, D.McGill, P.C.Thomson, J.A.L. Cavanagh, K.R. Zenger, and Raadsma, H.W., (2007). High resolution, mapping of quantitative trait loci ovine chromosome 3 and 20 affecting protein yield and lactation persistency. Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. 17: 565-568.

Thomson, P.C., S.C. Brown, and Raadsma, H.W., (2007). QTL-MLE: a maximum likelihood QTL mapping program for flexible modelling using the R computing environment. Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. 17: 288-291

Tier B, Barris W, Cavanagh JAL, Crump RE, Hawken RJ, Hobbs M, Khatkar MS, Moser G, Nicholas FR, Solkner J, Woolaston A, Zenger KR, Raadsma HW Genome wide selection: issues and implications AAABG 17TH Annual Conference

Tier B, Cavanagh JAL, Crump RE, Khatkar M, Moser G, Sölkner J, Thompson PC,Woolaston A, Zenger K, Raadsma HW (2007):Genome wide selection: experiences from the Australian Dairy Industry. 3rd Int. Conf. for Quantitative Genetics. Hangzhou, China, Aug 19-24, 2007

Tier, B., R. Crump, G. Moser, J. Sölkner, P.C. Thomson, A. Woolaston, H.W. Raadsma (2007):Genome wide selection: issues and implications Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. 17: 308-311.

Wei Jerry CY, Cavanagh JA, Sheehy PA, Raadsma HW, Williamson P. A comparative study of the ABC-family transporter, ABCG2, as a lactation associated candidate gene. Genetics Society Australia 2007 Annual Conference

Zenger, K.R., M.S. Khatkar, B.Tier, J.A.L. Cavanagh, R. Crump, G. Moser, J. Solkner, R.J. Hawken, M. Hobbs, W. Barris, F.W. Nicholas and H.W. Raadsma. Transforming raw SNPs into usable genotypes: experiences from a large population of dairy sires with 23.8 million data points. 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Armidale, NSW, Australia from 24-26 September 2007.

Zenger, K.R., M.S. Khatkar, B.Tier , M. Hobbs , J.A.L. Cavanagh, J. Solkner, R.J. Hawken, , W. Barris, and Raadsma, H.W., (2007):QC analyses of SNP array date: experiences from a large population of dairy sires with 23.8 million data points. Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. 17: 123-126.