Journal article

Transcriptomic analyses revealed common tailed and perirenal adipose differentially expressed genes in four Chinese indigenous sheep breeds

Zehu Yuan, Ruidong Xiang, Wanhong Li, Fadi Li, Xiangpeng Yue

Livestock Science | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019


Fat deposition and distribution in different body sites are associated with livestock productivity. In some sheep breeds, fat is excessively accumulated around the tail region, which is regarded as the fat-tail phenotype. Though some plausible genes or genomic regions associated with the fat-tail phenotype were identified, further validation of them in different individuals and breeds is still required. In this study, we implemented differential expression analysis using RNA-seq data in longissimus dorsi muscle tissue (MUT), perirenal adipose tissue (PAT) and tail adipose tissue (TAT) of Hu sheep, which is a representative of short fat-tailed sheep. The result identified 1336, 427 and 665 di..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

Awarded by China Agriculture Research System

Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Dr. Hans D. Daetwyler of AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience for providing data analytic platform. This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31872319), China Agriculture Research System (CARS-38) and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (561219029).