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Ernest (Gus) G Cothran, Jr.

Clinical Professor

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Department: VIBS

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  • Ph.D. Genetics, University of Oklahoma 1982
  • M.S. Zoology, North Texas State University 1975
  • B.S. Zoology, North Texas State University 1973


  • Biomedical Genomics

Interdisciplinary Activities

  • Genetics

Scholarly Interests

heredity basis of equine congenital defects and economically significant traits in domestic animals (mainly the horse); interrelationships of inbreeding, genetic polymorphism, and reproductive performance in horses; population genetics of feral horses; comparative aspects of genetics variation in horses under human selection and under natural selection; genetic aspects of captivity; genetics of domestication. Management of genetic polymorphism in small populations and conservation of rare breeds; genetic relationship among domestic horse breeds; changes in gene regulation based upon environmental factors; gene mapping of the horse.

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