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Alternative splicing of transcripts in muscle tissue from Nellore cattle phenotypically divergent for carcass and meat traits

Grant number: 16/22894-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 28, 2017
Effective date (End): February 27, 2018
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry - Genetics and Improvement of Domestic Animals
Principal Investigator:Lucia Galvão de Albuquerque
Grantee:Danielly Beraldo dos Santos Silva
Supervisor: Jeremy Taylor
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Missouri, Columbia (UM), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:15/16850-9 - Differential gene expression associated with traits of carcass and meat in Nelore cattle, BP.DR


This project aims to evaluate the extent of alternative splicing of transcripts in muscle tissue of male Nellore animals (not castrated) extreme for Rib Eye Area (REA) and extreme for intramuscular fat (IF) content, using transcript data obtained by RNA-Seq. Nellore cattle are among the most economically important agricultural animals in Brazil. However, a lack of genetic information remains an obstacle to understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in determining the carcass and meat traits of these animals. Therefore, evaluation of the patterns of transcript expression and the extent of alternative splicing of transcripts in Nellore cattle will provide a foundation for further research on the specific functions of candidate genes related to bovine REA and IF content, and thus contribute to the production of high quality meat. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
SILVA, DANIELLY B. S.; FONSECA, LARISSA F. S.; PINHEIRO, DANIEL G.; MAGALHAES, ANA F. B.; MUNIZ, MARIA M. M.; FERRO, JESUS A.; BALDI, FERNANDO; CHARDULO, LUIS A. L.; SCHNABEL, ROBERT D.; TAYLOR, JEREMY F.; et al. Spliced genes in muscle from Nelore Cattle and their association with carcass and meat quality. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 10, n. 1, . (17/10630-2, 15/16850-9, 09/16118-5, 16/22894-1, 18/20026-8)

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