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Genome-Wide Analysis Reveals Selection for Important Traits in Domestic Horse Breeds
"...identification of variants in the Paint and Quarter Horse significantly associated with altered muscle fiber type proportions favorable for increased sprinting ability. A strong signature...was also identified in breeds that perform alternative gaits, and...in the determination of size." This study has demonstrated the utility of this approach for studying the equine genome and is the first to show a functional consequence of selective breeding in the horse." thumbnail
The Origins of the Universe: the Big Bang The diagram here illustrates the main events occurring in the history of our Universe. The vertical time axis is not linear in order to show early events on a reasonable scale. The temperature rises as we go backwards in time towards the Big Bang and physical processes happen more rapidly. The timescales and temperatures indicated on this diagram span an enormous range.