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Ernest (Gus) G Cothran, Jr.

Clinical Professor

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Department: VIBS

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Education

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

Research

  • 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.

Publications

Iberian origins of New World horse breeds.
Luís C, Bastos-Silveira C, Cothran EG, Oom Mdo M
J Hered. 97(2):107-13.
Equine Multiple Congenital Ocular Anomalies maps to a 4.9 megabase interval on horse chromosome 6.
Andersson LS, Juras R, Ramsey DT, Eason-Butler J, Ewart S, Cothran G, Lindgren G
BMC Genet. 9:88.
Worldwide frequency distribution of the 'Gait keeper' mutation in the DMRT3 gene.
Promerová M, Andersson LS, Juras R, Penedo MC, Reissmann M, Tozaki T, Bellone R, Dunner S, Hořín P, Imsland F, Imsland P, Mikko S, Modrý D, Roed KH, Schwochow D, Vega-Pla JL, Mehrabani-Yeganeh H, Yousefi-Mashouf N, G Cothran E, Lindgren G, Andersson L
Anim Genet. 45(2):274-82.
Inbreeding and genetic structure in the endangered Sorraia horse breed: implications for its conservation and management.
Luís C, Cothran EG, Oom Mdo M
J Hered. 98(3):232-7.
A missense mutation in PMEL17 is associated with the Silver coat color in the horse.
Brunberg E, Andersson L, Cothran G, Sandberg K, Mikko S, Lindgren G
BMC Genet. 7:46.
Limited number of patrilines in horse domestication.
Lindgren G, Backström N, Swinburne J, Hellborg L, Einarsson A, Sandberg K, Cothran G, Vilà C, Binns M, Ellegren H
Nat Genet. 36(4):335-6.
Genetic variability in the Skyros pony and its relationship with other Greek and foreign horse breeds.
Bömcke E, Gengler N, Cothran EG
Genet Mol Biol. 34(1):68-76.
European domestic horses originated in two holocene refugia.
Warmuth V, Eriksson A, Bower MA, Cañon J, Cothran G, Distl O, Glowatzki-Mullis ML, Hunt H, Luís C, do Mar Oom M, Yupanqui IT, Ząbek T, Manica A
PLoS One. 6(3):e18194.
Targeted analysis of four breeds narrows equine Multiple Congenital Ocular Anomalies locus to 208 kilobases.
Andersson LS, Lyberg K, Cothran G, Ramsey DT, Juras R, Mikko S, Ekesten B, Ewart S, Lindgren G
Mamm Genome. 22(5-6):353-60.
Copy number variation in the horse genome.
Ghosh S, Qu Z, Das PJ, Fang E, Juras R, Cothran EG, McDonell S, Kenney DG, Lear TL, Adelson DL, Chowdhary BP, Raudsepp T
PLoS Genet. 10(10):e1004712.
Equine multiple congenital ocular anomalies and silver coat colour result from the pleiotropic effects of mutant PMEL.
Andersson LS, Wilbe M, Viluma A, Cothran G, Ekesten B, Ewart S, Lindgren G
PLoS One. 8(9):e75639.
Maternal phylogenetic relationships and genetic variation among Arabian horse populations using whole mitochondrial DNA D-loop sequencing.
Khanshour AM, Cothran EG
BMC Genet. 14:83.
Microsatellite analysis of genetic diversity and population structure of Arabian horse populations.
Khanshour A, Conant E, Juras R, Cothran EG
J Hered. 104(3):386-98.
Genetic diversity in the modern horse illustrated from genome-wide SNP data.
Petersen JL, Mickelson JR, Cothran EG, Andersson LS, Axelsson J, Bailey E, Bannasch D, Binns MM, Borges AS, Brama P, da Câmara Machado A, Distl O, Felicetti M, Fox-Clipsham L, Graves KT, Guérin G, Haase B, Hasegawa T, Hemmann K, Hill EW, Leeb T, Lindgren G, Lohi H, Lopes MS, McGivney BA, Mikko S, Orr N, Penedo MC, Piercy RJ, Raekallio M, Rieder S, Røed KH, Silvestrelli M, Swinburne J, Tozaki T, Vaudin M, M Wade C, McCue ME
PLoS One. 8(1):e54997.
Genome-wide analysis reveals selection for important traits in domestic horse breeds.
Petersen JL, Mickelson JR, Rendahl AK, Valberg SJ, Andersson LS, Axelsson J, Bailey E, Bannasch D, Binns MM, Borges AS, Brama P, da Câmara Machado A, Capomaccio S, Cappelli K, Cothran EG, Distl O, Fox-Clipsham L, Graves KT, Guérin G, Haase B, Hasegawa T, Hemmann K, Hill EW, Leeb T, Lindgren G, Lohi H, Lopes MS, McGivney BA, Mikko S, Orr N, Penedo MC, Piercy RJ, Raekallio M, Rieder S, Røed KH, Swinburne J, Tozaki T, Vaudin M, Wade CM, McCue ME
PLoS Genet. 9(1):e1003211.
Maternal lineages in native Canadian equine populations and their relationship to the Nordic and Mountain and Moorland pony breeds.
Prystupa JM, Hind P, Cothran EG, Plante Y
J Hered. 103(3):380-90.
Identification of copy number variants in horses.
Doan R, Cohen N, Harrington J, Veazey K, Juras R, Cothran G, McCue ME, Skow L, Dindot SV
Genome Res. 22(5):899-907.
A microsatellite analysis of five Colonial Spanish horse populations of the southeastern United States.
Conant EK, Juras R, Cothran EG
Anim Genet. 43(1):53-62.
Genetic analysis of the Venezuelan Criollo horse.
Cothran EG, Canelon JL, Luis C, Conant E, Juras R
Genet Mol Res. 10(4):2394-403.
Incidence of the mask phenotype M264V mutation in Labrador Retrievers.
Conant EK, Juras R, Cothran EG
Res Vet Sci. 91(3):e98-9.
The legend of the Canadian Horse: Genetic diversity and breed origin.
Khanshour A., Juras R., Blackburn R., Cothran G.
Journal of Heredity.


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