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A Tool for Sheep Product Quality: Custom Microarrays from Public Databases
Dipartimento di Produzioni Animali, Università della Tuscia, 01100, Viterbo, Italy
Consorzio per le Applicazioni di Supercalcolo Per Università e Ricerca, 00185, Roma, Italy
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Received: 20 October 2009; Accepted: 1 December 2009 / Published: 4 December 2009
Abstract: Milk and dairy products are an essential food and an economic resource in many countries. Milk component synthesis and secretion by the mammary gland involve expression of a large number of genes whose nutritional regulation remains poorly defined. The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the genomic influence on milk quality and synthesis by comparing two sheep breeds with different milking attitude (Sarda and Gentile di Puglia) using sheep-specific microarray technology. From sheep ESTs deposited at NCBI, we have generated the first annotated microarray developed for sheep with a coverage of most of the genome.
Keywords: nutrigenomics; microarray; dairy products; mammary gland; milk quality; sheep; Sarda; Gentile di Puglia
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Bongiorni, S.; Chillemi, G.; Prosperini, G.; Bueno, S.; Valentini, A.; Pariset, L. A Tool for Sheep Product Quality: Custom Microarrays from Public Databases. Nutrients 2009, 1, 235-250.
Bongiorni S, Chillemi G, Prosperini G, Bueno S, Valentini A, Pariset L. A Tool for Sheep Product Quality: Custom Microarrays from Public Databases. Nutrients. 2009; 1(2):235-250.
Bongiorni, Silvia; Chillemi, Giovanni; Prosperini, Gianluca; Bueno, Susana; Valentini, Alessio; Pariset, Lorraine. 2009. "A Tool for Sheep Product Quality: Custom Microarrays from Public Databases." Nutrients 1, no. 2: 235-250.