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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Guangtu Gao
Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture Research
Computational Biologist
guangtu.gao@ars.usda.gov
Phone: (304) 724-8340 ext. 2143
Fax: (304) 725-0351
USDA,REE,ARS,NAA,NCCCWA
11861 LEETOWN ROAD
KEARNEYSVILLE, WV, 25430


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Evaluation of genome-enabled selection for bacterial cold water disease resistance using progeny performance data in Rainbow Trout: Insights on genotyping methods and genomic prediction models - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vallejo, R.L., Leeds, T.D., Fragomeni, B.O., Gao, G., Hernandez, A.G., Misztal, I., Welch, T.J., Wiens, G.D., Palti, Y. 2016. Evaluation of genomic selection for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout using progeny testing data: Insights on sample size and genotyping methods. Frontiers in Livestock Genomics. doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2016.00096.
A New and Improved Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Reference Genome Assembly - (Abstract Only)
Gao, G. 2016. A New and Improved Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Reference Genome Assembly. International Conference on Integrative Salmonid Biology. 1: 40.
Development and validation of a SNP panel for parentage assignment in rainbow trout - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S., Palti, Y., Gao, G., Rexroad Iii, C.E. 2015. Development and validation of a SNP panel for parentage assignment in rainbow trout. Aquaculture. 452:178–182. DOI:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2015.11.001.
Identification of mitochondrial genome-encoded small RNAs related to egg quality deterioration caused by post-ovulatory aging in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only) - (05-Oct-15)
Changes in gene expression during follicle maturation in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss - (Abstract Only) - (05-Oct-15)
A panel of single nucleotide ploymorphism for parentage assignment in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Liu, S., Palti, Y., Gao, G., Rexroad Iii, C.E. 2016. A panel of single nucleotide ploymorphism for parentage assignment in rainbow trout. Aquaculture America Conference. Paper No. A-345.
Identification of single nucleotide polymorphism markers associated with bacterial cold water disease resistance and spleen size in rainbow trout - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S., Vallejo, R.L., Palti, Y., Gao, G., Marancik, D.P., Hernandez, A.G., Wiens, G.D. 2015. Identification of single nucleotide polymorphism markers associated with bacterial cold water disease resistance and spleen size in rainbow trout. Frontiers in Genetics. 6(298):DOI:10.3389/fgene.2015.00298.
Detection and validation of QTL affecting Bacterial Cold Water Disease resistance in rainbow trout using restriction-site associated DNA Sequencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Palti, Y., Vallejo, R.L., Gao, G., Liu, S., Hernandenz, A., Rexroad Iii, C.E., Wiens, G.D. 2015. Detection and validation of QTL affecting Bacterial Cold Water Disease resistance in rainbow trout using restriction-site associated 10(9): e0138435. doi:10.1371. PLoS One. 10(9): e0138435. DOI:10.1371.
Identification of single nucleotide polymorphism markers associated with bacterial cold water disease resistance and spleen size in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Liu, S., Vallejo, R.L., Palti, Y., Gao, G., Marancik, D.P., Wiens, G.D. 2015. Identification of single nucleotide polymorphism markers associated with bacterial cold water disease resistance and spleen size in rainbow trout. International Symposium on Genetics in Aquaculture. 624.P403.
Accuracy of genomic prediction for BCWD resistance in rainbow trout using different genotyping platforms and genomic selection models - (Abstract Only)
Vallejo, R.L., Leeds, T.D., Liu, S., Gao, G., Welch, T.J., Wiens, G.D., Palti, Y. 2015. Accuracy of genomic prediction for BCWD resistance in rainbow trout using different genotyping platforms and genomic selection models. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. P726.
Identification of single nucleotide polymorphism markers associated with cortisol response to crowding in Rainbow Trout - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S., Vallejo, R.L., Gao, G., Palti, Y., Weber, G.M., Hernandez, A., Rexroad III, C.E. 2015. Identification of single nucleotide polymorphism markers associated with cortisol response to crowding in Rainbow Trout. Marine Biotechnology. DOI: 10.1007\s10126-015-9621-4.
Whole-body transcriptome of selectively bred, resistant-, control-, and susceptible-line rainbow trout following experimental challenge with Flavobacterium psychrophilum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marancik, D.P., Gao, G., Paneru, B., Ma, H., Hernandez, A.G., Salem, M., Yao, J., Palti, Y., Wiens, G.D. 2015. Whole-body transcriptome of selectively bred, resistant-, control-, and susceptible-line rainbow trout following experimental challenge with Flavobacterium psychrophilum. Frontiers in Genetics. 5(243):1-15. DOI:10.3389/fgene.2014.00453.
The development and characterization of a 57K SNP array for Rainbow Trout - (Abstract Only)
Palti, Y., Gao, G., Moen, T., Liu, S., Kent, M., Sigbjorn, L., Miller, M., Rexroad Iii, C.E. 2015. The development and characterization of a 57K SNP array for Rainbow Trout. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. P354.
Development of a Fluidigm SNP panel for genetic analysis in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Liu, S., Rexroad Iii, C.E., Gao, G., Palti, Y. 2015. Development of a Fluidigm SNP panel for genetic analysis in rainbow trout. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. P287.
The development and characterization of a 57K SNP array for rainbow trout - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Palti, Y., Gao, G., Moen, T., Liu, S., Kent, M., Sigbjorn, L., Miller, M., Rexroad III, C.E. 2015. The development and characterization of a 57K SNP array for rainbow trout. Molecular Ecology Resources. 15:662-672.
Exploring mechanisms of survival in rainbow trout selectively bred for increased resistance to Flavobacterium psychrophilum - (Abstract Only)
Marancik, D.P., Camus, M.S., Camus, A.C., Leeds, T.D., Gao, G., Wiens, G.D. 2014. Exploring mechanisms of survival in rainbow trout selectively bred for increased resistance to Flavobacterium psychrophilum [abstract]. International Aquatic Animal Health Symposium Proceedings. Paper No. 102.
The development and characterization of a 57K SNP Chip for rainbow trout - (Proceedings)
Palti, Y., Gao, G., Moen, T., Liu, S., Kent, M., Sigbjorn, L., Miller, M., Rexroad Iii, C.E. 2014. The development and characterization of a 57K SNP Chip for rainbow trout [abstract]. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Paper No. 268.
Accuracy of genomic selection for BCWD resistance in rainbow trout - (Proceedings)
Vallejo, R.L., Leeds, T.D., Liu, S., Gao, G., Welch, T.J., Wiens, G.D., Palti, Y. 2014. Accuracy of genomic selection for BCWD resistance in rainbow trout [abstract]. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Paper No. 788.
RNA-seq analysis of early hepatic response to handling and confinement stress in rainbow trout - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S., Gao, G., Palti, Y., Cleveland, B.M., Weber, G.M., Rexroad III, C.E. 2014. RNA-seq analysis of early hepatic response to handling and confinement stress in rainbow trout. PLoS One. 9(2). e88492. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088492.
Use of RADs to identify canidate genes for response to crowding stress in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Rexroad III, C.E., Liu, S., Vallejo, R.L., Gao, G., Palti, Y., Weber, G.M. 2014. Use of RADs to identify canidate genes for response to crowding stress in rainbow trout. Aquaculture America Conference. 168.
Identification of positional candidate genes for response to crowding stress in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Liu, S., Rexroad III, C.E., Vallejo, R.L., Gao, G., Palti, Y., Weber, G.M. 2014. Identification of positional candidate genes for response to crowding stress in rainbow trout. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. 148.
A resource of single-nucleotide polymorphisms for rainbow trout generated by restriction-site associated DNA sequencing of doubled haploids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Palti, Y., Gao, G., Miller, M., Vallejo, R.L., Wheeler, P.A., Quillet, E., Yao, J., Thorgaard, G.H., Salem, M., Rexroad III, C.E. 2014. A resource of single-nucleotide polymorphisms for rainbow trout generated by restriction-site associated DNA sequencing of doubled haploids. Molecular Ecology Resources. 14(3):588-596. DOI:10.1111/1755-0998.12204.
Detection of QTL in rainbow trout affecting survival when challenged with Flavobacterium psychrophilum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vallejo, R.L., Palti, Y., Evenhuis, J., Gao, G., Liu, S., Rexroad III, C.E., Wiens, G.D. 2014. Detection of QTL in rainbow trout affecting survival when challenged with Flavobacterium psychrophilum. Marine Biotechnology. 16(3) 349-360. DOI 10.1007/s10126-013-9553-9.
RNA-seq analysis of stress response in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Liu, S., Gao, G., Palti, Y., Weber, G.M., Rexroad III, C.E. 2013. RNA-seq analysis of stress response in rainbow trout. Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference. P0511.
Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) discovery in rainbow trout using restriction site associated DNA (RAD) sequencing of doubled haploids and assessment of polymorphism in a population survey - (Abstract Only)
Palti, Y., Gao, G., Miller, M., Vallejo, R.L., Wheeler, P.A., Quillet, E., Yao, J., Thorgaard, G.H., Salem, M., Rexroad III, C.E. 2013. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) discovery in rainbow trout using restriction site associated DNA (RAD) sequencing of doubled haploids and assessment of polymorphism in a population survey. Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference. P0507.
Identifying genes affectng stress response in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Rexroad Iii, C.E., Liu, S., Gao, G., Palti, Y., Weber, G.M., Vallejo, R.L. 2013. Identifying genes affectng stress response in rainbow trout. Aquaculture Conference Proceedings. P0182.
Mapping of QTL for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Palti, Y., Vallejo, R.L., Welch, T.J., Evenhuis, J., Leeds, T.D., Gao, G., Liu, S., Rexroad III, C.E., Wiens, G.D. 2013. Mapping of QTL for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout. Aquaculture Conference Proceedings. P0296.
Quantitative trait loci analyses and RNA-seq identify genes affecting stress response in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Rexroad III, C.E., Liu, S., Gao, G., Palti, Y., Weber, G.M., Vallejo, R.L. 2012. Quantitative trait loci analyses and RNA-seq identify genes affecting stress response in rainbow trout [abstract]. p. 185.
Use of RADs and doubled haploids to identify SNPs in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Rexroad III, C.E., Salem, M., Miller, M., Yao, J., Gao, G., Liu, S., Thorgaard, G., Palti, Y. 2012. Use of RADs and doubled haploids to identify SNPs in rainbow trout [abstract]. p. 246.
Mapping of QTL for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Palti, Y., Vallejo, R.L., Welch, T.J., Leeds, T.D., Evenhuis, J., Gao, G., Liu, S., Rexroad III, C.E., Wiens, G.D. 2012. Mapping of QTL for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout [abstract]. International Symposium on Genetics in Aquaculture. p. 354.
Analysis of differential gene expression in response to handling and confinement stress in rainbow trout using whole transcriptome RNA-seq - (Abstract Only)
Liu, S., Gao, G., Castano-Sanchez, C., Palti, Y., Rexroad III, C.E. 2012. Analysis of differential gene expression in response to handling and confinement stress in rainbow trout using whole transcriptome RNA-seq [abstract]. International Symposium on Genetics in Aquaculture. p. 367.
Generation of a reference transcriptome for evaluating rainbow trout responses to various stressors Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sanchez, C., Weber, G.M., Gao, G., Cleveland, B.M., Yao, J., Rexroad III, C.E. 2011. Generation of a reference transcriptome for evaluating rainbow trout responses to various stressors. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 12:626.
A second generation integrated map of the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) genome: analysis of synteny with model fish genomes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Palti, Y., Genet, C., Gao, G., Hu, Y., You, F., Boussaha, M., Rexroad III, C.E., Luo, M. 2012. A second generation integrated map of the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) genome: analysis of synteny with model fish genomes. Marine Biotechnology. 14:343-357.
Analysis of BAC-end sequences in rainbow trout: content characterization and assessment of synteny between trout and other fish genomes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Genet, C., Dehais, P., Palti, Y., Gavory, F., Wincker, P., Quillet, E., Boussaha, M., Gao, G. 2011. Analysis of BAC-end sequences in rainbow trout: content characterization and assessment of synteny between trout and other fish genomes. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 12:314.
A first generation integrated map of the rainbow trout genome Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Palti, Y., Genet, C., Luo, M., Charlet, A., Gao, G., Hu, Y., Castano-Sanchez, C., Yao, J., Vallejo, R.L., Rexroad III, C.E. 2011. A first generation integrated map of the rainbow trout genome. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 12:180. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-12-180.
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