Comparative genomics of mammals with emphasis on organization and evolution of the mammalian genome; molecular analysis of the major histocompatibility complex of hoofed animals; genetic mechanisms of inherent resistance to infectious diseases.

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Academic Articles99
  • Lee, M. O., Dobson, L., Davis, B. W., Skow, L., Derr, J., & Womack, J. E. (2018). Genomic Structure and Tissue Expression of the NK-Lysin Gene Family in Bison.. J Hered. 109(5), 598-603.
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  • Viuma, A., Mikko, S., Hahn, D., Skow, L., Andersson, G., & Bergstrm, T. F. (2017). Genomic structure of the horse major histocompatibility complex class II region resolved using PacBio long-read sequencing technology.. Sci Rep. 7(1), 45518.
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  • Downey-Slinker, E. D., Ridpath, J. F., Sawyer, J. E., Skow, L. C., & Herring, A. D. (2016). Antibody titers to vaccination are not predictive of level of protection against a BVDV type 1b challenge in Bos indicus - Bos taurus steers.. Vaccine. 34(42), 5053-5059.
  • S, A., Leal, V., Schneider, M., Ohashi, O. M., Santos, E., Riggs, P. K., ... Sena, L. (2015). Description of bovine major histocompatibility complex class IIa haplotypes using parthenogenetic embryo-derived cells.. Anim Genet. 46(3), 325-328.
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  • Chen, J., Huddleston, J., Buckley, R. M., Malig, M., Lawhon, S. D., Skow, L. C., ... Womack, J. E. (2015). Bovine NK-lysin: Copy number variation and functional diversification.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 112(52), E7223-E7229.
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  • Skow, L. C., & Brinkmeyer-Langford, C. L. (2013). Unexpected Structural Features of the Equine Major Histocompatibility Complex. Equine Genomics. 93-101. Blackwell Publishing Ltd..
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Conference Papers7
  • Ramlachan, N., Womack, J. E., Skow, L. C., & MEDIMOND. (2004). Analyses of bovine major histocompatibility (BoLA) class I loci reveal a novel frameshift mutation in a BoLA-A allele prevalent in wild and feral bovids.. IMMUNOLOGY 2004: GENOMIC ISSUES, IMMUNE SYSTEM ACTIVATION AND ALLERGY. 51-62.
  • Santani, A. B., Raudsepp, T., Skow, L. C., & Chowdhary, B. P. (2003). Clusters of overlapping BACs on the euchromatic region of the equine Y. CYTOGENETIC AND GENOME RESEARCH. 102(1-4), 360-360.
  • Skow, L. C., Ramachlan, N., & Womack, J. E. (2003). Sequence analysis and population genetics of a frameshift mutation in a bovid MHC class I gene. CYTOGENETIC AND GENOME RESEARCH. 102(1-4), 360-360.
  • Raudsepp, T., Santani, A., Skow, L. C., & Chowdhary, B. P. (2003). The first physical map - RH and FISH - of the equine Y chromosome. CYTOGENETIC AND GENOME RESEARCH. 102(1-4), 359-359.
  • Skow, L. C., Honeycutt, D. A., Gallagher, R. L., Honeycutt, R. L., & Young, E. L. (1999). Evaluation and use of Bovid/Ovid-microsatellite markers for studies of white-tailed deer. TRANSACTIONS OF THE SIXTY-FOURTH NORTH AMERICAN WILDLIFE AND NATURAL RESOURCE CONFERENCE. 156-164.
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