Agra Professional Services Division last week hosted an interactive breakfast to discuss and investigate the potential of genetic mapping
of local animal species.
Soller, "Advanced intercross lines, an experimental population for fine genetic mapping
," Genetics, vol.
Climate change and human fishing are some of the potential triggers being investigated by the team, with further genetic mapping
also planned to examine whether it was an ancient process just discovered or a more recent phenomenon.
A review of the economic importance of conifers and the development of conifer breeding programs around the world is followed by chapters describing classical and molecular cytogenetics tools used when studying conifers; applications of genetic markers in the conservation of conifers; and recent research on genetic mapping
Besides basic studies on gene regulation, genomic information's have been used for genotyping and genetic mapping
with markers based on genome (especially single nucleotide polymorphism, SNP), studies on QTL expression and global gene expression using arrays, studies of sinteny among related species, etc.
This conclusion was reported from the genetic mapping
of 915 dogs, conducted to determine the inherited source of about 57 specific physical traits that distinguish one breed from another.
Through genetic mapping
, the team sufficiently narrowed the maize genome to pinpoint four QTLs that are associated with photoperiod sensitivity.
The technique also should make it easier to identify the origins of other types of plants, characterize relationships in other plant collections and accelerate genetic mapping
efforts in a number of crop species.
Similar assessments could be offered to the general public within the next decade as the cost of genetic mapping
plummets, say the researchers.
Among specific topics are detecting apoptosis in cell-free systems, analyze cellular necroptosis, the transglutamination of proteins involved in apoptosis, fluorometric methods for detecting mitochondrial membrane permeabilization during apoptosis, the genetic mapping
of anti-apoptosis pathways in myoloid progenitor cells, and a reliable method for detecting programmed cell death in yeast.
The DNA molecules are useful for specifying a gene product in cells, either as a promoter or as a protein coding sequence or as an UTR or as a 3' termination sequence, and are also useful in controlling the behavior of a gene in the chromosome, in controlling the expression of a gene or as tools for genetic mapping
, recognizing or isolating identical or related DNA fragments, or identification of a particular individual organism, or for clustering of a group of organisms with a common trait.
The Eugene contenders were Floragenex, a spin-out of lab research at the University of Oregon that says it has developed a faster, cheaper way to conduct genetic mapping
of plants and animals; and OsoEco, a Web site that mixes "green" shopping with social networking.