OMIA:002637-9940 : Adaptation, environment, generic in Ovis aries (sheep)

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Categories: Normal phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: no

Mapping: Cheng et al. (2023) analysed “whole-genome sequencing individuals of 1,098 domestic sheep from 154 breeds, and 69 wild sheep from seven Ovis species. … … several introgressed haplotypes contributed to the morphological differentiations across sheep breeds … .Our results reveal that introgression events from wild Ovis species contributed to the high rate of morphological differentiation in sheep breeds, but also to individual variation within breeds. We propose that long divergent haplotypes are a ubiquitous source of phenotypic variation that allows adaptation to a variable environment, and that these remain intact in the receiving population probably due to reduced recombination.”

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2023). OMIA:002637-9940: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2024 Asadollahpour Nanaei, H., Amiri Ghanatsaman, Z., Farahvashi, M.A., Mousavi, S.F., Banabazi, M.H., Asadi Fozi, M. :
High-throughput DNA sequence analysis elucidates novel insight into the genetic basis of adaptation in local sheep. Trop Anim Health Prod 56:150, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38691202. DOI: 10.1007/s11250-024-04002-1.
Ferreira, J., da Silva, E.A., Silveira, R.M.F., de Sousa, J.E.R., da Costa, R.L.D., McManus, C.M., Façanha, D.A.E. :
Assessment of the adaptive capacity of Morada Nova ewes with different coat coloration. Int J Biometeorol , 2024. Pubmed reference: 38602551. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-024-02676-8.
Fonseca, P.A.S., Suárez-Vega, A., Arranz, J.J., Gutiérrez-Gil, B. :
Integration of selective sweeps across the sheep genome: understanding the relationship between production and adaptation traits. Genet Sel Evol 56:40, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38773423. DOI: 10.1186/s12711-024-00910-w.
Huang, Z., Wang, J., Qi, D., Li, X., Wang, J., Zhou, J., Ruan, Y., Laer, Y., Baqian, Z., Yang, C. :
Uncovering the genetic diversity and adaptability of Butuo Black Sheep through whole-genome re-sequencing. PLoS One 19:e0303419, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38857228. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0303419.
Jin, M., Wang, H., Liu, G., Lu, J., Yuan, Z., Li, T., Liu, E., Lu, Z., Du, L., Wei, C. :
Whole-genome resequencing of Chinese indigenous sheep provides insight into the genetic basis underlying climate adaptation. Genet Sel Evol 56:26, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38565986. DOI: 10.1186/s12711-024-00880-z.
Jin, M., Liu, G., Lu, J., Chen, Z., Wang, H., Li, T., Wei, C. :
Genome-wide assessment of CNVs provides new insights into production and adaptive traits in Chinese indigenous sheep. J Genet Genomics 51:566-569, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38280418. DOI: 10.1016/j.jgg.2024.01.005.
Kang, Y., Liang, Y., Fan, F., Asadollahpour Nanaei, H., Cao, C., Jiang, Y., Lan, X., Pan, C., Li, R. :
The origin of two divergent ovine β-globin haplotypes and their potential association with environmental adaptation. J Genet Genomics , 2024. Pubmed reference: 38588778. DOI: 10.1016/j.jgg.2024.03.014.
Liang, X., Duan, Q., Li, B., Wang, Y., Bu, Y., Zhang, Y., Kuang, Z., Mao, L., An, X., Wang, H., Yang, X., Wan, N., Feng, Z., Shen, W., Miao, W., Chen, J., Liu, S., Storz, J.F., Liu, J., Nevo, E., Li, K. :
Genomic structural variation contributes to evolved changes in gene expression in high-altitude Tibetan sheep. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 121:e2322291121, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38913905. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2322291121.
Qiao, G., Xu, P., Guo, T., He, X., Yue, Y., Yang, B. :
Genome-wide detection of structural variation in some sheep breeds using whole-genome long-read sequencing data. J Anim Breed Genet 141:403-414, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38247268. DOI: 10.1111/jbg.12846.
2023 Benjelloun, B., Leempoel, K., Boyer, F., Stucki, S., Streeter, I., Orozco-terWengel, P., Alberto, F.J., Servin, B., Biscarini, F., Alberti, A., Engelen, S., Stella, A., Colli, L., Coissac, E., Bruford, M.W., Ajmone-Marsan, P., Negrini, R., Clarke, L., Flicek, P., Chikhi, A., Joost, S., Taberlet, P., Pompanon, F. :
Multiple genomic solutions for local adaptation in two closely related species (sheep and goats) facing the same climatic constraints. Mol Ecol :e17257, 2023. Pubmed reference: 38149334. DOI: 10.1111/mec.17257.
Cao, C., Kang, Y., Zhou, Q., Nanaei, H.A., Bo, D., Liu, P., Bai, Y., Li, R., Jiang, Y., Lan, X., Pan, C. :
Whole-genome resequencing reveals the genomic diversity and signatures of selection in Romanov sheep. J Anim Sci 101:skad291, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37680132. DOI: 10.1093/jas/skad291.
Ceccobelli, S., Landi, V., Senczuk, G., Mastrangelo, S., Sardina, M.T., Ben-Jemaa, S., Persichilli, C., Karsli, T., Bâlteanu, V.A., Raschia, M.A., Poli, M.A., Ciappesoni, G., Muchadeyi, F.C., Dzomba, E.F., Kunene, N.W., Lühken, G., Deniskova, T.E., Dotsev, A.V., Zinovieva, N.A., Zsolnai, A., Anton, I., Kusza, S., Carolino, N., Santos-Silva, F., Kawęcka, A., Świątek, M., Niżnikowski, R., Špehar, M., Anaya, G., Granero, A., Perloiro, T., Cardoso, P., Grande, S., de Los Santos, B.L., Danchin-Burge, C., Pasquini, M., Martínez Martínez, A., Delgado Bermejo, J.V., Lasagna, E., Ciani, E., Sarti, F.M., Pilla, F. :
A comprehensive analysis of the genetic diversity and environmental adaptability in worldwide Merino and Merino-derived sheep breeds. Genet Sel Evol 55:24, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37013467. DOI: 10.1186/s12711-023-00797-z.
Cheng, H., Zhang, Z., Wen, J., Lenstra, J.A., Heller, R., Cai, Y., Guo, Y., Li, M., Li, R., Li, W., He, S., Wang, J., Shao, J., Song, Y., Zhang, L., Billah, M., Wang, X., Liu, M., Jiang, Y. :
Long divergent haplotypes introgressed from wild sheep are associated with distinct morphological and adaptive characteristics in domestic sheep. PLoS Genet 19:e1010615, 2023. Pubmed reference: 36821549. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1010615.
Cloete, S.W.P., Greeff, J.C., Nel, C.L., Scholtz, A.J. :
Breeds and lines of sheep suitable for production in challenging environments. Anim Front 13:33-42, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37841763. DOI: 10.1093/af/vfad053.
Lukic, B., Curik, I., Drzaic, I., Galić, V., Shihabi, M., Vostry, L., Cubric-Curik, V. :
Genomic signatures of selection, local adaptation and production type characterisation of East Adriatic sheep breeds. J Anim Sci Biotechnol 14:142, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37932811. DOI: 10.1186/s40104-023-00936-y.
Nel, C.L., van der Werf, J.H.J., Rauw, W.M., Cloete, S.W.P. :
Challenges and strategies for genetic selection of sheep better adapted to harsh environments. Anim Front 13:43-52, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37841765. DOI: 10.1093/af/vfad055.
Salehian-Dehkordi, H., Huang, J.H., Pirany, N., Mehrban, H., Lv, X.Y., Sun, W., Esmailizadeh, A., Lv, F.H. :
Genomic landscape of copy number variations and their associations with climatic variables in the world's sheep. Genes (Basel) 14:1256, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37372436. DOI: 10.3390/genes14061256.
Shi, H., Li, T., Su, M., Wang, H., Li, Q., Lang, X., Ma, Y. :
Identification of copy number variation in Tibetan sheep using whole genome resequencing reveals evidence of genomic selection. BMC Genomics 24:555, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37726692. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-023-09672-z.
Yudin, N.S., Larkin, D.M. :
Candidate genes for domestication and resistance to cold climate according to whole genome sequencing data of Russian cattle and sheep breeds. Vavilovskii Zhurnal Genet Selektsii 27:463-470, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37867610. DOI: 10.18699/VJGB-23-56.
Zhang, C.L., Zhang, J., Tuersuntuoheti, M., Zhou, W., Han, Z., Li, X., Yang, R., Zhang, L., Zheng, L., Liu, S. :
Landscape genomics reveals adaptive divergence of indigenous sheep in different ecological environments of Xinjiang, China. Sci Total Environ 904:166698, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37683864. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.166698.

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