beef cattle, hypothalamus, renal cortex, RNA, water intake
The short-term objective of this study is to discover genes associated with water restriction expressed in the renal cortex and hypothalamus in beef calves. The long-term goal is to understand genes and pathways important for thirst response in cattle. This knowledge may lead to discovery of genetic variants associated with water intake. Identification of animals with genetic potential to grow and thrive under drought conditions would be an asset to beef producers and communities which rely on beef production for a large part of their livelihoods. Both selected tissue types are known to be involved in response to hypertonicity (e.g., water restriction or dehydration).
South Dakota State University
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Chathurika, W. V. A. H.; Gonda, M. G.; McDaniel, Z.; Wright, C. L.; Gonzalez-Hernandez, J. L.; and Clapper, J., "Identification of Genes Associated with Water Restriction Expressed in the Renal Cortex and Hypothalamus in Cattle" (2020). SDSU Beef Day 2020 Summary Publication. 2.