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Ernest Gus Cothran, Jr.

Professor Emeritus


Phone: (979) 845-0229

Mailstop: 4458

Department: VIBS

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  • 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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