Universität Rostock, 2020
Abstract: The role of the class of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) in trait expression in livestock has been poorly studied. In this dissertation, an integrative approach was used to analyze the transcriptome, phenome, and metabolome of bulls (N = 24) and cows (N = 24) from a second-generation crossbred population (beef cattle x dairy cattle) to identify novel, unknown lncRNAs and their potential biological functions and influence on nutrient partitioning. The results have contributed to the further annotation of the bovine genome.
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