Faculty of Agriculture
Institute of Zootechnics
Laboratory of Animal Genetics
 

2011

2010

Ajmone-Marsan P. & the GLOBALDIV Consortium A global view of livestock biodiversity and conservation--GLOBALDIV. Animal Genetics 2010, 41(S1): 1–5.

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2009

Achilli A, Bonfiglio S, Olivieri A, Malusà A, Pala M, Kashani BH, Perego UA, Ajmone-Marsan P, Liotta L, Semino O, Bandelt HJ, Ferretti L, Torroni A.The multifaceted origin of taurine cattle reflected by the mitochondrial genome. PLoS ONE. 2009 Jun 1;4(6):e5753.

Williams JL, Dunner S, Valentini A, Mazza R, Amarger V, Checa ML, Crisà A, Razzaq N, Delourme D, Grandjean F, Marchitelli C, García D, Pérez Gomez R, Negrini R, Ajmone Marsan P, Levéziel H. Discovery, characterization and validation of single nucleotide polymorphisms within 206 bovine genes that may be considered as candidate genes for beef production and quality. Anim Genet. 2009 Apr 16.

Alvarez N, Thiel-Egenter C, Tribsch A, Holderegger R, Manel S, Schönswetter P, Taberlet P, Brodbeck S, Gaudeul M, Gielly L, Küpfer P, Mansion G, Negrini R, Paun O, Pellecchia M, Rioux D, Schüpfer F, Van Loo M, Winkler M, Gugerli F; IntraBioDiv Consortium. History or ecology? Substrate type as a major driver of patial genetic structure in Alpine plants. Ecol Lett. 2009 Apr 22.

Chessa B, Pereira F, Arnaud F, Amorim A, Goyache F, Mainland I, Kao RR, Pemberton JM, Beraldi D, Stear MJ, Alberti A, Pittau M, Iannuzzi L, Banabazi MH, Kazwala RR, Zhang YP, Arranz JJ, Ali BA, Wang Z, Uzun M, Dione MM, Olsaker I, Holm LE, Saarma U, Ahmad S, Marzanov N, Eythorsdottir E, Holland MJ, Ajmone-Marsan P, Bruford MW, Kantanen J, Spencer TE, Palmarini M. Revealing the history of sheep domestication using retrovirus integrations. Science. 2009 Apr 24;324(5926):532-6.

Bovine HapMap Consortium, Gibbs RA, Taylor JF, Van Tassell CP, Barendse W, Eversole KA, Gill CA, Green RD, Hamernik DL, Kappes SM, Lien S, Matukumalli LK, McEwan JC, Nazareth LV, Schnabel RD, Weinstock GM, Wheeler DA, Ajmone-Marsan P, Boettcher PJ, Caetano AR, Garcia JF, Hanotte O, Mariani P, Skow LC, Sonstegard TS, Williams JL, Diallo B, Hailemariam L, Martinez ML, Morris CA, Silva LO, Spelman RJ, Mulatu W, Zhao K, Abbey CA, Agaba M, Araujo FR, Bunch RJ, Burton J, Gorni C, Olivier H, Harrison BE, Luff B, Machado MA, Mwakaya J, Plastow G, Sim W, Smith T, Thomas MB, Valentini A, Williams P, Womack J, Woolliams JA, Liu Y, Qin X, Worley KC, Gao C, Jiang H, Moore SS, Ren Y, Song XZ, Bustamante CD, Hernandez RD, Muzny DM, Patil S, San Lucas A, Fu Q, Kent MP, Vega R, Matukumalli A, McWilliam S, Sclep G, Bryc K, Choi J, Gao H, Grefenstette JJ, Murdoch B, Stella A, Villa-Angulo R, Wright M, Aerts J, Jann O, Negrini R, Goddard ME, Hayes BJ, Bradley DG, Barbosa da Silva M, Lau LP, Liu GE, Lynn DJ, Panzitta F, Dodds KG. Genome-wide survey of SNP variation uncovers the genetic structure of cattle breeds. Science. 2009 Apr 24;324(5926):528-32.

Bovine Genome Sequencing and Analysis Consortium, Elsik CG, Tellam RL, Worley KC, Gibbs RA, Muzny DM, Weinstock GM, Adelson DL, Eichler EE, Elnitski L, Guigó R, Hamernik DL, Kappes SM, Lewin HA, Lynn DJ, Nicholas FW, Reymond A, Rijnkels M, Skow LC, Zdobnov EM, Schook L, Womack J, Alioto T, Antonarakis SE, Astashyn A, Chapple CE, Chen HC, Chrast J, Câmara F, Ermolaeva O, Henrichsen CN, Hlavina W, Kapustin Y, Kiryutin B, Kitts P, Kokocinski F, Landrum M, Maglott D, Pruitt K, Sapojnikov V, Searle SM, Solovyev V, Souvorov A, Ucla C, Wyss C, Anzola JM, Gerlach D, Elhaik E, Graur D, Reese JT, Edgar RC, McEwan JC, Payne GM, Raison JM, Junier T, Kriventseva EV, Eyras E, Plass M, Donthu R, Larkin DM, Reecy J, Yang MQ, Chen L, Cheng Z, Chitko-McKown CG, Liu GE, Matukumalli LK, Song J, Zhu B, Bradley DG, Brinkman FS, Lau LP, Whiteside MD, Walker A, Wheeler TT, Casey T, German JB, Lemay DG, Maqbool NJ, Molenaar AJ, Seo S, Stothard P, Baldwin CL, Baxter R, Brinkmeyer-Langford CL, Brown WC, Childers CP, Connelley T, Ellis SA, Fritz K, Glass EJ, Herzig CT, Iivanainen A, Lahmers KK, Bennett AK, Dickens CM, Gilbert JG, Hagen DE, Salih H, Aerts J, Caetano AR, Dalrymple B, Garcia JF, Gill CA, Hiendleder SG, Memili E, Spurlock D, Williams JL, Alexander L, Brownstein MJ, Guan L, Holt RA, Jones SJ, Marra MA, Moore R, Moore SS, Roberts A, Taniguchi M, Waterman RC, Chacko J, Chandrabose MM, Cree A, Dao MD, Dinh HH, Gabisi RA, Hines S, Hume J, Jhangiani SN, Joshi V, Kovar CL, Lewis LR, Liu YS, Lopez J, Morgan MB, Nguyen NB, Okwuonu GO, Ruiz SJ, Santibanez J, Wright RA, Buhay C, Ding Y, Dugan-Rocha S, Herdandez J, Holder M, Sabo A, Egan A, Goodell J, Wilczek-Boney K, Fowler GR, Hitchens ME, Lozado RJ, Moen C, Steffen D, Warren JT, Zhang J, Chiu R, Schein JE, Durbin KJ, Havlak P, Jiang H, Liu Y, Qin X, Ren Y, Shen Y, Song H, Bell SN, Davis C, Johnson AJ, Lee S, Nazareth LV, Patel BM, Pu LL, Vattathil S, Williams RL Jr, Curry S, Hamilton C, Sodergren E, Wheeler DA, Barris W, Bennett GL, Eggen A, Green RD, Harhay GP, Hobbs M, Jann O, Keele JW, Kent MP, Lien S, McKay SD, McWilliam S, Ratnakumar A, Schnabel RD, Smith T, Snelling WM, Sonstegard TS, Stone RT, Sugimoto Y, Takasuga A, Taylor JF, Van Tassell CP, Macneil MD, Abatepaulo AR, Abbey CA, Ahola V, Almeida IG, Amadio AF, Anatriello E, Bahadue SM, Biase FH, Boldt CR, Carroll JA, Carvalho WA, Cervelatti EP, Chacko E, Chapin JE, Cheng Y, Choi J, Colley AJ, de Campos TA, De Donato M, Santos IK, de Oliveira CJ, Deobald H, Devinoy E, Donohue KE, Dovc P, Eberlein A, Fitzsimmons CJ, Franzin AM, Garcia GR, Genini S, Gladney CJ, Grant JR, Greaser ML, Green JA, Hadsell DL, Hakimov HA, Halgren R, Harrow JL, Hart EA, Hastings N, Hernandez M, Hu ZL, Ingham A, Iso-Touru T, Jamis C, Jensen K, Kapetis D, Kerr T, Khalil SS, Khatib H, Kolbehdari D, Kumar CG, Kumar D, Leach R, Lee JC, Li C, Logan KM, Malinverni R, Marques E, Martin WF, Martins NF, Maruyama SR, Mazza R, McLean KL, Medrano JF, Moreno BT, Moré DD, Muntean CT, Nandakumar HP, Nogueira MF, Olsaker I, Pant SD, Panzitta F, Pastor RC, Poli MA, Poslusny N, Rachagani S, Ranganathan S, Razpet A, Riggs PK, Rincon G, Rodriguez-Osorio N, Rodriguez-Zas SL, Romero NE, Rosenwald A, Sando L, Schmutz SM, Shen L, Sherman L, Southey BR, Lutzow YS, Sweedler JV, Tammen I, Telugu BP, Urbanski JM, Utsunomiya YT, Verschoor CP, Waardenberg AJ, Wang Z, Ward R, Weikard R, Welsh TH Jr, White SN, Wilming LG, Wunderlich KR, Yang J, Zhao FQ. The genome sequence of taurine cattle: a window to ruminant biology and evolution. Science. 2009 Apr 24;324(5926):522-8.

Negrini R, Nicoloso L, Crepaldi P, Milanesi E, Colli L, Chegdani F, Pariset L, Dunner S, Leveziel H, Williams JL, Ajmone Marsan P. Assessing SNP markers for assigning individuals to cattle populations. Anim Genet. 2009 Feb;40(1):18-26. Epub 2008 Nov 11.

Strozzi F, Mazza R, Malinverni R, Williams JL. Annotation of 390 bovine miRNA genes by sequence similarity with other species. Anim Genet. 2009 Feb;40(1):125.

2008

Naderi S, Rezaei HR, Pompanon F, Blum MG, Negrini R, Naghash HR, Balkiz O, Mashkour M, Gaggiotti OE, Ajmone-Marsan P, Kence A, Vigne JD, Taberlet P.The goat domestication process inferred from large-scale mitochondrial DNA analysis of wild and domestic individuals. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Nov 18;105(46):17659-64. Epub 2008 Nov 12.

Milanesi E, Negrini R, Schiavini F, Nicoloso L, Mazza R, Canavesi F, Miglior F, Valentini A, Bagnato A, Ajmone-Marsan P. Detection of QTL for milk protein percentage in Italian Friesian cattle by AFLP markers and selective genotyping. J Dairy Res. 2008 Nov;75(4):430-8.

Ajmone Marsan P, Gorni C, Milanesi E, Mazza R, van Eijk MJ, Peleman JD, Williams JL. Assessment of AFLP marker behaviour in enriching STS radiation hybrid maps. Anim Genet. 2008 Aug;39(4):383-94.

Achilli A, Olivieri A, Pellecchia M, Uboldi C, Colli L, Al-Zahery N, Accetturo M, Pala M, Kashani BH, Perego UA, Battaglia V, Fornarino S, Kalamati J, Houshmand M, Negrini R, Semino O, Richards M, Macaulay V, Ferretti L, Bandelt HJ, Ajmone-Marsan P, Torroni A. Mitochondrial genomes of extinct aurochs survive in domestic cattle. Curr Biol. 2008 Feb 26;18(4):R157-8.

2007

Bertaglia M, Joost S, Roosen J, and the Econogene Consortium. Identifying European Marginal Areas in the Context of Local Sheep and Goat Breeds Conservation: A Geographic Information System Approach. Agricultural Systems, 2007 94:657-670.

Joost S, Bonin A, Bruford MW, Despres L, Conord C, Erhardt G, Taberlet P. A spatial analysis method (SAM) to detect candidate loci for selection: towards a landscape genomics approach to adaptation. Mol Ecol. 2007 Sep;16(18):3955-69.

Taberlet P, Valentini A, Rezaei HR, Naderi S, Pompanon F, Negrini R, Ajmone-Marsan P. Are cattle, sheep, and goats endangered species? Mol Ecol. 2007 Oct 10; [Epub ahead of print]

Ajmone-Marsan P., Tramontana S., Mazza R. Nanotechnologies applied to the analysis of the animal genome. Vet Res Commun. 2007 Aug;31 Suppl 1:153-9.

Pellecchia M, Negrini R, Colli L, Patrini M, Milanesi E, Achilli A, Bertorelle G, Cavalli-Sforza LL, Piazza A, Torroni A, Ajmone-Marsan P. The mystery of Etruscan origins: novel clues from Bos taurus mitochondrial DNA. Proc Biol Sci. 2007 May 7;274(1614):1175-9.

Negrini R, Milanesi E, Colli L, Pellecchia M, Nicoloso L, Crepaldi P, Lenstra JA, Ajmone-Marsan P. Breed assignment of Italian cattle using biallelic AFLP markers. Anim Genet. 2007 Apr;38(2):147-53. Epub 2007 Feb 27.

Negrini R, Nijman IJ, Milanesi E, Moazami-Goudarzi K, Williams JL, Erhardt G, Dunner S, Rodellar C, Valentini A, Bradley DG, Olsaker I, Kantanen J, Ajmone-Marsan P, Lenstra JA; European Cattle Genetic Diversity Consortium. Differentiation of European cattle by AFLP fingerprinting. Anim Genet. 2007 Feb;38(1):60-6.

2006

Jann OC, Aerts J, Jones M, Hastings N, Law A, McKay S, Marques E, Prasad A, Yu J, Moore SS, Floriot S, Mahe MF, Eggen A, Silveri L, Negrini R, Milanesi E, Ajmone-Marsan P, Valentini A, Marchitelli C, Savarese MC, Janitz M, Herwig R, Hennig S, Gorni C, Connor EE, Sonstegard TS, Smith T, Drogemuller C, Williams JL. A second generation radiation hybrid map to aid the assembly of the bovine genome sequence. BMC Genomics. 2006 Nov 6;7:283.

Pariset L, Cappuccio I, Ajmone-Marsan P, Bruford M, Dunner S, Cortes O, Erhardt G, Prinzenberg EM, Gutscher K, Joost S, Pinto-Juma G, Nijman IJ, Lenstra JA, Perez T, Valentini A; Econogene Consortium. Characterization of 37 breed-specific single-nucleotide polymorphisms in sheep. J Hered. 2006 Sep-Oct;97(5):531-4. Epub 2006 Sep 14.

Canon J, Garcia D, Garcia-Atance MA, Obexer-Ruff G, Lenstra JA, Ajmone-Marsan P, Dunner S; ECONOGENE Consortium. Geographical partitioning of goat diversity in Europe and the Middle East. Anim Genet. 2006 Aug;37(4):327-34.

Pariset L, Cappuccio I, Joost S, D'Andrea M, Marletta D, Ajmone Marsan P, Valentini A; ECONOGENE Consortium. Characterization of single nucleotide polymorphisms in sheep and their variation as evidence of selection. Anim Genet. 2006 Jun;37(3):290-2.

Pariset L, Cappuccio I, Ajmone Marsan P, Dunner S, Luikart G, England PR, Obexer-Ruff G, Peter C, Marletta D, Pilla F, Valentini A; ECONOGENE Consortium. Assessment of population structure by single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in goat breeds. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2006 Mar 20;833(1):117-20. Epub 2006 Feb 10.

Negrini R, Milanesi E, Bozzi R, Pellecchia M, Ajmone-Marsan P. Tuscany autochtonous cattle breeds: an original genetic resource investigated by AFLP markers. J Anim Breed Genet. 2006 Feb;123(1):10-6.

2005

Bertoni G., Ajmone Marsan P., 2005. Safety risks for animals fed genetic modified (GM) plants. Vet Res Commun Suppl 2:13-18.

Papa R, Troggio M, Ajmone-Marsan P, Nonnis Marzano F. An improved protocol for the production of AFLP markers in complex genomes by means of capillary electrophoresis. J Anim Breed Genet. 2005 Feb;122(1):62-8.

2004

Jann OC, Ibeagha-Awemu EM, Ozbeyaz C, Zaragoza P, Williams JL, Ajmone-Marsan P, Lenstra JA, Moazami-Goudarzi K, Erhardt G. Geographic distribution of haplotype diversity at the bovine casein locus. Genet Sel Evol. 2004 Mar-Apr;36(2):243-57.

Gorni C, Williams JL, Heuven HC, Negrini R, Valentini A, van Eijk MJ, Waddington D, Zevenbergen M, Marsan PA, Peleman JD. Application of AFLP technology to radiation hybrid mapping. Chromosome Res. 2004;12(3):285-97.

2003

Milanesi E, Ajmone-Marsan P, Bignotti E, Losio MN, Bernardi J, Chegdani F, Soncini M, Ferrari M. Molecular detection of cell line cross-contaminations using amplified fragment length polymorphism DNA fingerprinting technology. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2003 Mar-Apr;39(3-4):124-30.

Wiener P, Burton D, Ajmone-Marsan P, Dunner S, Mommens G, Nijman IJ, Rodellar C, Valentini A, Williams JL. Signatures of selection? Patterns of microsatellite diversity on a chromosome containing a selected locus. Heredity. 2003 May;90(5):350-8.

Frezza D, Favaro M, Vaccari G, von-Holst C, Giambra V, Anklam E, Bove D, Battaglia PA, Agrimi U, Brambilla G, Ajmone-Marsan P, Tartaglia M. A competitive polymerase chain reaction-based approach for the identification and semiquantification of mitochondrial DNA in differently heat-treated bovine meat and bone meal. J Food Prot. 2003 Jan;66(1):103-9.

Ferrari M, Scalvini A, Losio MN, Corradi A, Soncini M, Bignotti E, Milanesi E, Ajmone-Marsan P, Barlati S, Bellotti D, Tonelli M. Establishment and characterization of two new pig cell lines for use in virological diagnostic laboratories. J Virol Methods. 2003 Feb;107(2):205-12.

Marchitelli C, Savarese MC, Ajmone-Marsan P, Nardone A, Valentini A. Double muscling in Marchigiana beef cattle is caused by a premature stop codon in the third exon of myostatin gene. Mammalian genome, 2003 14:392-395.

2002

Jann OC, Prinzenberg EM, Brandt H, Williams JL, Ajmone-Marsan P, Zaragoza P, Özbeyaz C, Erhardt G. Intragenic haplotypes at the bovine CSN1S1 locus. Archives of Animal Breeding 2002 45:13-21.

Nijman IJ, Hogendoorn MP, Gruys E, Luikart G, Ertugrul O, Zagdsuren Yo, Ngere LO, Hasima N, Erhardt G, Ajmone-Marsan P, Lenstra JA. Detection of sheep-goat interspecies hybridization by analysis of satellite DNA. Online Journal of Veterinary Research, 2002 6, 1-6.

Ajmone-Marsan P, Negrini R, Milanesi E, Giorgetti A, Nijman IJ, Buntjer JB, Valentini A, Lenstra JA. Genetic distances within and across cattle breeds as indicated by biallelic AFLP markers. Animal Genetics, 2002 33,280-286.

2001

Crepaldi P, Negrini R, Milanesi E, Gorni C, Cicogna M, Ajmone-Marsan P. Diversity in five goat population of the Lombardy Alps: comparison of estimates obtained from morphometrics traits and molecular markers. J. of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 2001 188:173-180.

Ajmone-Marsan P, Negrini R, Crepaldi P, Milanesi E, Gorni C, Valentini A, Cicogna M. Assessing genetic diversity in Italian goat populations using AFLP markers. Anim Genet. 2001 Oct;32(5):281-8.

Ajmone-Marsan P, Gorni C, Chitto A, Redaelli R, van Vijk R, Stam P, Motto M. Identification of QTLs for grain yield and grain-related traits of maize (Zea mays L.) using an AFLP map, different testers, and cofactor analysis. Theor Appl Genet 2001 102,230-243.

Costacurta A., Calò A., Crespan M., Milani M., Carraro R., Aggio L., Flamini R., Ajmone-Marsan P., 2001. Caracterisation morphologique, aromatique et moleculaire des cepages de Moscato et recherches sur leurs rapports phylogenetiques. Bullettin de l'O.I.V. 74 (841-842): 134-150.

1998

De Simone M., Russo M.P., Puleo G., Ajmone-Marsan P., Lorenzoni C., Marocco A., Reforgiato-Recupero G., 1998. Construction of genetic maps for Citrus aurantium and C. latipes based on AFLP, RAPD and RFLP markers. Fruits, 53: 383-389.

Pejic I., Ajmone-Marsan P., Morgante M., Kozumplick V., Castiglioni P., Taramino G., Motto M., 1998. Comparative analysis of genetic similarity among maize inbred lines detected by RFLPs, RAPDs, SSRs, and AFLPs. Theor. Appl. Genet. 97: 1248-1255.

1997

Ajmone-Marsan P., Valentini A., Cassandro M., Vecchiotti-Antaldi G., Bertoni G., Kuiper M., 1997. AFLP markers for DNA fingerprinting in cattle. Animal Genet. 28: 418-426.

Ajmone-Marsan P., Castiglioni P., Fusari F., Kuiper M., M. Motto, 1997. Genetic diversity and its relationship to hibrid performance in maize as revealed by RFLP and AFLP markers. Theor. Appl. Genet. 96:219-227.

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