Comparative genomics and transcriptomics of lactation

Lefevre, Christophe, Menzies, Karensa, Sharp, Julie A. and Nicholas, Kevin R. 2010, Comparative genomics and transcriptomics of lactation. In Pontarotti, Pierre (ed), Evolutionary biology : concepts, molecular and morphological evolution, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp.115-132, doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-12340-5_7.

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Title Comparative genomics and transcriptomics of lactation
Author(s) Lefevre, Christophe
Menzies, Karensa
Sharp, Julie A.ORCID iD for Sharp, Julie A.
Nicholas, Kevin R.
Title of book Evolutionary biology : concepts, molecular and morphological evolution
Editor(s) Pontarotti, Pierre
Publication date 2010
Chapter number 7
Total chapters 21
Start page 115
End page 132
Total pages 18
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Summary Lactation is an important characteristic of mammalian reproduction sometimes referred to as the quintessence of mammals. Comparative genomics and transcriptomics experiments are allowing a more in-depth molecular analysis of the evolution of lactation throughout the mammalian kingdom and these recent results are reviewed here. Milk cell and mammary gland gene expression analysis with sequencing methodology have started to reveal conserved or specific milk protein and components of the lactation system of monotreme, marsupial and eutherian lineages. These experiments have confirmed the ancient origin of the complex lactation system and provided useful insight into the function of specific milk proteins in the control of the lactation programme or the role of milk in the regulation of growth and development of the young beyond simple nutritive aspects.
ISBN 3642123392
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-12340-5_7
Field of Research 060399 Evolutionary Biology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 830507 Unprocessed or Minimally Processed Milk
HERDC Research category B2 Book chapter in non-commercially published book
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, Springer
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