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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Sixin Liu
Molecular Biologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Genome-wide association studies identify 25 genetic loci associated with resistance to Bacterial Cold Water Disease in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
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 Only)
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).
Identification of commercial rainbow trout strains using a SNP panel - (Abstract Only)
Liu, S., Palti, Y., Martin, K.E., Parsons, J.E., Rexroad III, C.E. 2017. Identification of commercial rainbow trout strains using a SNP panel [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. P1009.
Assessment of genetic differentiation and genetic assignment of commercial rainbow trout strains using a SNP panel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S., Palti, Y., Martin, K.E., Parsons, J.E., Rexroad, III, C.E. 2016. Assessment of genetic differentiation and genetic assignment of commercial rainbow trout strains using a SNP panel. Aquaculture. doi: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2016.10.004.
A new rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) reference genome assembly - (Abstract Only)
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.
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.
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 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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (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.
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.
Validation of linked QTL for bacterial cold water disease resistance and spleen size on rainbow trout chromosome Omy19 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vallejo, R.L., Palti, Y., Liu, S., Marancik, D.P., Wiens, G.D. 2014. Validation of linked QTL for bacterial cold water disease resistance and spleen size on rainbow trout chromosome Omy19. Aquaculture. 432:139-143.
QTL for bacterial cold water disease resistance and spleen size are located on rainbow trout chromosome Omy19 - (Abstract Only)
Wiens, G.D., Vallejo, R.L., Liu, S., Marancik, D.P., Palti, Y. 2014. QTL for bacterial cold water disease resistance and spleen size are located on rainbow trout chromosome Omy19 [abstract]. International Conference on Integrative Salmonid Biology. Paper No. 65.
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.
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.
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.
Validation of linkage between BCWD resistance and spleen size QTL on Omy19 in rainbow trout: Pleiotropy versus linkage - (Abstract Only)
Vallejo, R.L., Palti, Y., Liu, S., Marancik, D.P., Welch, T.J., Leeds, T.D., Evenhuis, J., Rexroad III, C.E., Wiens, G.D. 2014. Validation of linkage between BCWD resistance and spleen size QTL on Omy19 in rainbow trout: Pleiotropy versus linkage. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. 361.
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.
Assessment of genetic correlation between bacterial cold water disease resistance and spleen index in a domesticated population of rainbow trout: Identification of QTL on chromosome Omy19 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiens, G.D., Vallejo, R.L., Leeds, T.D., Palti, Y., Hadidi, S., Liu, S., Evenhuis, J., Welch, T.J., Rexroad Iii, C.E. 2013. Assessment of genetic correlation between bacterial cold water disease resistance and spleen index in a domesticated population of rainbow trout: Identification of QTL on chromosome Omy19. PLoS One. 8(10): e75749: DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075749.
Quantitative trait loci affecting response to crowding stress in an F2 generation of rainbow trout produced through phenotypic selection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rexroad III, C.E., Vallejo, R.L., Liu, S., Palti, Y., Weber, G.M. 2013. Quantitative trait loci affecting response to crowding stress in an F2 generation of rainbow trout produced through phenotypic selection. Marine Biotechnology. 15(5): 613-627: DOI 10.1007/s10126-013-9512-5.
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.
Mapping QTL for spleen size and BCWD resistance in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Vallejo, R.L., Palti, Y., Liu, S., Welch, T.J., Leeds, T.D., Evenhuis, J., Rexroad III, C.E., Wiens, G.D. 2013. Mapping QTL for spleen size and BCWD resistance in rainbow trout. Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference. P0508.
QTL affecting stress response to crowding in a rainbow trout broodstock population Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rexroad III, C.E., Vallejo, R.L., Liu, S., Palti, Y., Weber, G.M. 2012. QTL affecting stress response to crowding in a rainbow trout broodstock population . BioMed Central (BMC) Genetics. 13:97. DOI:10.1186/1471-2156-13-97
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.
RNA-Seq identifies SNP markers for growth traits in rainbow trout Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salem, M., Vallejo, R.L., Leeds, T.D., Palti, Y., Liu, S., Sabbagh, A., Rexroad III, C.E., Yao, J. 2012. RNA-Seq identifies SNP markers for growth traits in rainbow trout. PLoS One. 7(5):e36264.
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.
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., Liu, S., Rexroad III, C.E., Wiens, G.D. 2012. Mapping of QTL for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. P0662.
Detection of quantitative trait loci (QTL) for resistance to bacterial cold water disease and spleen size in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Palti, Y., Vallejo, R.L., Welch, T.J., Evenhuis, J., Leeds, T.D., Liu, S., Rexroad III, C.E., Wiens, G.D. 2011. Detection of quantitative trait loci (QTL) for resistance to bacterial cold water disease and spleen size in rainbow trout. Aquaculture America Conference. 4.
A microsatellite linkage map of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) reveals conserved synteny with the hree-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S., Rexroad III, C.E., Couch, C.R., Cordes, J.R., Reece, K.S., Sullivan, C.V. 2011. A microsatellite linkage map of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) reveals conserved synteny with the hree-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Marine Biotechnology. 14(2):237-244.
Next-generation sequencing reveals a conserved haplotype controlling parallel adaptation in geographically distant rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) populations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, M.R., Brunelli, J.P., Wheeler, P.A., Liu, S., Rexroad III, C.E., Palti, Y., Doe, C.Q., Thorgaard, G.H. 2012. Next-generation sequencing reveals a conserved haplotype controlling parallel adaptation in geographically distant rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) populations. Molecular Ecology. 21(2):237-249.
Detection of quantitative trait loci affecting response to crowding stress in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Vallejo, R.L., Rexroad III, C.E., Liu, S., Palti, Y., Weber, G.M. 2011. Detection of quantitative trait loci affecting response to crowding stress in rainbow trout. Gordon Research Conference Proceedings: Quantitative genetics & Genomics: From Genome to Phenotype. p. 151.
A microsatellite linkage map of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) - (Abstract Only)
Liu, S., Rexroad III, C.E., Couch, C.R., Cordes, J.R., Reece, K.S., Sullivan, C.V. 2011. A microsatellite linkage map of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. p. 628.
Genomic analysis of the stress response of rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Rexroad III, C.E., Vallejo, R.L., Liu, S., Castano Sanchez, C., Yao, J., Palti, Y., Weber, G.M. 2011. Genomic analysis of the stress response of rainbow trout. Aquaculture America Conference. 272.
Genomic analysis of the rainbow trout response to crowding - (Abstract Only)
Rexroad III, C.E., Vallejo, R.L., Liu, S., Castano, C., Yao, J., Palti, Y., Weber, G.M. 2011. Genomic analysis of the rainbow trout response to crowding. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. P630.
Detection of QTL for spleen size and disease resistance in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Palti, Y., Vallejo, R.L., Welch, T.J., Leeds, T.D., Evenhuis, J., Liu, S., Rexroad III, C.E., Wiens, G.D. 2011. Detection of QTL for spleen size and disease resistance in rainbow trout. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. p. 643.
Genomic analysis of the stress response of rainbow trout to crowding - (Abstract Only)
Rexroad III, C.E., Vallejo, R.L., Liu, S., Castano, C., Palti, Y., Weber, G.M. 2010. Genomic analysis of the stress response of rainbow trout to crowding [abstract]. Animal Genetics International Conference Proceedings. Paper No. 4023.
Genetic management of broodstock populations with DNA markers in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Vallejo, R.L., Rexroad III, C.E., Liu, S., Palti, Y. 2010. Genetic management of broodstock populations with DNA markers in rainbow trout. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production, Liepzig, Germany. CDROM.
Genetic management of broodstock populations with DNA markers in rainbow trout - (Proceedings)
Vallejo, R.L., Rexroad III, C.E., Liu, S., Palti, Y. 2010. Genetic management of broodstock populations with DNA markers in rainbow trout. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production, August 1 - 6, 2010, Liepzig, Germany. p 0928PP3-53.
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