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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Guangtu Gao
Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture Research
Computational Biologist

Phone: (304) 724-8340 ext. 2143
Fax: (304) 725-0351

USDA,REE,ARS,NEA,NCCCWA
11861 LEETOWN ROAD
KEARNEYSVILLE , WV 25430

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Genome-enabled selection doubles the accuracy of predicted breeding values for bacterial cold water disease resistance compared to traditional family-based selection in rainbow trout aquaculture -
Genome-wide association studies identify 25 genetic loci associated with resistance to Bacterial Cold Water Disease in rainbow trout -
Genomic selection models double the accuracy of predicted breeding values for bacterial cold water disease resistance compared to a traditional pedigree-based model in rainbow trout aquaculture -
Vallejo, R.L., Leeds, T.D., Gao, G., Parsons, J.E., Martin, K.E., Evenhuis, J., Fragomeni, B.O., Wiens, G.D., Palti, Y. 2017. Genomic selection models double the accuracy of predicted breeding values for bacterial cold water disease resistance compared to a traditional pedigree-based model in rainbow trout aquaculture. Genetics Selection Evolution. 49(17):1-33. doi: 10.1186/s12711-017-0293-6.
Transcriptome response to hormonal manipulation of follicle-enclosed oocytes in rainbow trout -
Ma, H., Gao, G., Weber, G.M. 2017. Transcriptome response to hormonal manipulation of follicle-enclosed oocytes in rainbow trout. [abstract] Plant and Animal Genome Conference. P1005.
Genome-wide association analysis of bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout reveals the potential of a hybrid approach between genomic selection and marker assisted selection -
Palti, Y., Vallejo, R.L., Martin, K., Evenhuis, J., Gao, G., Liu, S., Wiens, G.D., Leeds, T.D., Parsons, J. 2017. Genome-wide association analysis of bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout reveals the potential of a hybrid approach between genomic selection and marker assisted selection [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. WO40(P1011).
Genome-wide association study for identifying loci that affect fillet yield, carcass, and body weight traits in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Reprint Icon -
Gonazlez-Pena, D., Gao, G., Baranski, M., Moen, T., Cleveland, B.M., Kenney, B., Vallejo, R.L., Palti, Y., Leeds, T.D. 2016. Genome-wide association study for identifying loci that affect fillet yield, carcass, and body weight traits in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Frontiers in Genetics. 7(203):1-14. doi:10.3389/fgen.2016.00203.
A new single-nucleotide polymorphisms database for rainbow trout generated through whole genome resequencing of selected samples -
Gao, G., Lien, S., Nome, T., Moen, T., Pearse, D., Thorgaard, G., Palti, Y. 2017. A new single-nucleotide polymorphisms database for rainbow trout generated through whole genome resequencing of selected samples [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. P1007.
Identification of mitochondrial genome-encoded small RNAs related to egg deterioration caused by post-ovulatory aging in rainbow trout -
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 -
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 genome-enabled selection for bacterial cold water disease resistance using progeny performance data in Rainbow Trout: Insights on genotyping methods and genomic prediction models. Frontiers in Livestock Genomics. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2016.00096.
A New and Improved Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Reference Genome Assembly -
Gao, G. 2016. A New and Improved Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Reference Genome Assembly. International Conference on Integrative Salmonid Biology. 1: 40.
A new rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) reference genome assembly -
Gao, G., Lien, S., Baranski, M., Moen, T., Miller, M., Liu, S., Hernandez, A., Thorgaard, G., Kent, M., Palti, Y. 2016. A new rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) reference genome assembly [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome. P0467.
Genome-wide association study for identifying genome loci that affect fillet yield in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) -
Gonzalez-Pena, D., Leeds, T.D., Gao, G., Vallejo, R.L., Palti, Y. 2016. Genome-wide association study for identifying genome loci that affect fillet yield in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome. P075.
Genomic Selection For Bacterial Cold Water Disease Resistance In Rainbow Trout Reveals Large Within-Family Variation That Cannot Be Exploited In Traditional Family-based Selective Breeding -
Vallejo, R.L., Leeds, T.D., Martin, K., Evenhuis, J., Gao, G., Wiens, G.D., Parsons, J., Palti, Y. 2016. Genomic Selection For Bacterial Cold Water Disease Resistance In Rainbow Trout Reveals Large Within-Family Variation That Cannot Be Exploited In Traditional Family-based Selective Breeding [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome. P0470.
Development and validation of a SNP panel for parentage assignment in rainbow trout -
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 -
Ma, H., Weber, G.M., Gao, G., Wei, H., Yao, J. 2016. Identification of mitochondrial genome-encoded small RNAs related to egg quality deterioration caused by post-ovulatory aging in rainbow trout [abstract]. Aquaculture America Conference. p. 19.
Changes in gene expression during follicle maturation in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss -
Weber, G.M., Ma, H., Hoff De Souza, C.J., Leeds, T.D., Gao, G. 2016. Changes in gene expression during follicle maturation in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss [abstract]. Aquaculture America Conference. p. 19.
A panel of single nucleotide ploymorphism for parentage assignment in rainbow trout -
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 -
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 -
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 DNA sequencing. PLoS One. 10(9):e0138435. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138435.
Genomic selection for BCWD resistance in Rainbow trout using RADSNP and SNP genotyping platforms, single-step GBLUP and Bayesian variable selection models -
Vallejo, R.L., Leeds, T.D., Liu, S., Gao, G., Welch, T.J., Wiens, G.D., Palti, Y. 2015. Genomic selection for BCWD resistance in Rainbow trout using RADSNP and SNP genotyping platforms, single-step GBLUP and Bayesian variable selection models [abstract]. International Symposium on Genetics in Aquaculture. P05796.
A high density genetic linkage map for rainbow trout (Onchorynchus mykiss) containing 47,839 SNPS -
Baranski, M., Palti, Y., Moen, T., Lien, S., Gao, G., Liu, S., Kent, M., Rexroad Iii, C.E. 2015. A high density genetic linkage map for rainbow trout (Onchorynchus mykiss) containing 47,839 SNPS [abstract]. International Symposium on Genetics in Aquaculture. P04263.
Identification of single nucleotide polymorphism markers associated with bacterial cold water disease resistance and spleen size in rainbow trout -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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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