Rebecca Bellone, BS; PhD

Adjunct Professor

  • 1441 Citations
  • 19 h-Index
20062020

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Research Output

2020

A De Novo MITF Deletion Explains a Novel Splashed White Phenotype in an American Paint Horse

Magdesian, K. G., Tanaka, J. & Bellone, R. R., May 20 2020, In : The Journal of heredity. 111, 3, p. 287-293 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Functionally annotating regulatory elements in the equine genome using histone mark chip-seq

Kingsley, N. B., Kern, C., Creppe, C., Hales, E. N., Zhou, H., Kalbfleisch, T. S., Macleod, J. N., Petersen, J. L., Finno, C. J. & Bellone, R. R., Jan 2020, In : Genes. 11, 1, 3.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Genetic investigation of equine recurrent uveitis in Appaloosa horses

Rockwell, H., Mack, M., Famula, T., Sandmeyer, L., Bauer, B., Dwyer, A., Lassaline, M., Beeson, S., Archer, S., McCue, M. & Bellone, R. R., Feb 1 2020, In : Animal Genetics. 51, 1, p. 111-116 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Genetic Testing in the Horse

Bellone, R. R. & Avila, F., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Veterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Mutations in the Kinesin-2 Motor KIF3B Cause an Autosomal-Dominant Ciliopathy

99 Lives Consortium, Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Human Genetics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Risk factors for equine recurrent uveitis in a population of Appaloosa horses in western Canada

Sandmeyer, L. S., Kingsley, N. B., Walder, C., Archer, S., Leis, M. L., Bellone, R. R. & Bauer, B. S., May 1 2020, In : Veterinary Ophthalmology. 23, 3, p. 515-525 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Scopus citations
2019

Additional Evidence for DDB2 T338M as a Genetic Risk Factor for Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Horses

Singer-Berk, M. H., Knickelbein, K. E., Lounsberry, Z. T., Crausaz, M., Vig, S., Joshi, N., Britton, M., Settles, M. L., Reilly, C. M., Bentley, E., Nunnery, C., Dwyer, A., Lassaline, M. E. & Bellone, R. R., Jan 1 2019, In : International Journal of Genomics. 2019, 3610965.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Scopus citations

A missense mutation in damage-specific DNA binding protein 2 is a genetic risk factor for ocular squamous cell carcinoma in Belgian horses

Knickelbein, K. E., Lassaline, M. E., Singer-Berk, M., Reilly, C. M., Clode, A. B., Famula, T. R., Michau, T. M. & Bellone, R. R., Jan 1 2019, In : Equine veterinary journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Author Correction: Improved reference genome for the domestic horse increases assembly contiguity and composition (Communications Biology, (2018), 1, 1, (197), 10.1038/s42003-018-0199-z)

Kalbfleisch, T. S., Rice, E. S., DePriest, M. S., Walenz, B. P., Hestand, M. S., Vermeesch, J. R., O’Connell, B. L., Fiddes, I. T., Vershinina, A. O., Saremi, N. F., Petersen, J. L., Finno, C. J., Bellone, R. R., McCue, M. E., Brooks, S. A., Bailey, E., Orlando, L., Green, R. E., Miller, D. C., Antczak, D. F. & 1 others, MacLeod, J. N., Dec 1 2019, In : Communications Biology. 2, 1, 342.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access

Frameshift Variant in MFSD12 Explains the Mushroom Coat Color Dilution in Shetland Ponies

Tanaka, J., Leeb, T., Rushton, J., Famula, T. R., Mack, M., Jagannathan, V., Flury, C., Bachmann, I., Eberth, J., McDonnell, S. M., Penedo, M. C. T. & Bellone, R. R., Oct 19 2019, In : Genes. 10, 10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Scopus citations

Horses with equine recurrent uveitis have an activated CD4+ T-cell phenotype that can be modulated by mesenchymal stem cells in vitro

Saldinger, L. K., Nelson, S. G., Bellone, R., Utter, M., Mack, M., Walker, N. J. & Borjesson, D. L., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Veterinary Ophthalmology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
4 Scopus citations

Ten years of the horse reference genome: insights into equine biology, domestication and population dynamics in the post-genome era

Raudsepp, T., Finno, C. J., Bellone, R. R. & Petersen, J. L., Dec 1 2019, In : Animal Genetics. 50, 6, p. 569-597 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
5 Scopus citations
Open Access
2 Scopus citations
2018

Effects of high fat diet-induced obesity on mammary tumorigenesis in the PyMT/MMTV murine model

Cranford, T. L., Velázquez, K. T., Enos, R. T., Sougiannis, A. T., Bader, J. E., Carson, M. S., Bellone, R., Chatzistamou, I., Nagarkatti, M. & Murphy, E. A., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Cancer Biology and Therapy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Generation of an equine biobank to be used for Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes project

Burns, E. N., Bordbari, M. H., Mienaltowski, M. J., Affolter, V. K., Barro, M. V., Gianino, F., Gianino, G., Giulotto, E., Kalbfleisch, T. S., Katzman, S. A., Utter, M., Leeb, T., Mack, M., Müller, E. J., MacLeod, J. N., Ming-Whitfield, B., Alanis, C. R., Raudsepp, T., Scott, E., Vig, S. & 4 others, Zhou, H., Petersen, J. L., Bellone, R. & Finno, C. J., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Animal Genetics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Genetic risk for squamous cell carcinoma of the nictitating membrane parallels that of the limbus in Haflinger horses

Singer-Berk, M., Knickelbein, K. E., Vig, S., Liu, J., Bentley, E., Nunnery, C., Reilly, C. M., Dwyer, A., Drögemüller, C., Unger, L., Gerber, V., Lassaline, M. & Bellone, R. R., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Animal Genetics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

Improved reference genome for the domestic horse increases assembly contiguity and composition

Kalbfleisch, T. S., Rice, E. S., DePriest, M. S., Walenz, B. P., Hestand, M. S., Vermeesch, J. R., O′Connell, B. L., Fiddes, I. T., Vershinina, A. O., Saremi, N. F., Petersen, J. L., Finno, C. J., Bellone, R., McCue, M. E., Brooks, S. A., Bailey, E., Orlando, L., Green, R. E., Miller, D. C., Antczak, D. F. & 1 others, MacLeod, J. N., Dec 1 2018, In : Communications Biology. 1, 1, 197.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
28 Scopus citations

Limbal squamous cell carcinoma in a Rocky Mountain Horse: Case report and investigation of genetic contribution

Knickelbein, K. E., Utter, M. & Bellone, R., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Veterinary Ophthalmology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Ruling out BGN variants as simple X-linked causative mutations for bilateral corneal stromal loss in Friesian horses

Alberi, C., Hisey, E., Utter, M., Atilano, A., Kalbfleisch, T., Stoppini, R., Hermans, H., Back, W., Mienaltowski, M. J. & Bellone, R., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Animal Genetics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations
2017

A missense mutation in damage-specific DNA binding protein 2 is a genetic risk factor for limbal squamous cell carcinoma in horses

Bellone, R., Liu, J., Petersen, J. L., Mack, M., Singer-Berk, M., Drögemüller, C., Malvick, J., Wallner, B., Brem, G., Penedo, C. & Utter, M., Jul 15 2017, In : International Journal of Cancer. 141, 2, p. 342-353 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations

Equine color genetics: 4th edition

Sponenberg, D. P. & Bellone, R., Jul 28 2017, Wiley Blackwell. 337 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

21 Scopus citations

Genetic Testing as a Tool to Identify Horses with or at Risk for Ocular Disorders

Bellone, R., Dec 1 2017, In : Veterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice. 33, 3, p. 627-645 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

2 Scopus citations

Identification of long non-coding RNA in the horse transcriptome

Scott, E. Y., Mansour, T., Bellone, R., Brown, C., Mienaltowski, M. J., Penedo, C., Ross, P. J., Valberg, S. J., Murray, J. D. & Finno, C. J., Jul 4 2017, In : BMC Genomics. 18, 1, 511.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

Tissue resolved, gene structure refined equine transcriptome

Mansour, T. A., Scott, E. Y., Finno, C. J., Bellone, R., Mienaltowski, M. J., Penedo, C., Ross, P. J., Valberg, S. J., Murray, J. D. & Brown, C., Jan 20 2017, In : BMC Genomics. 18, 1, 103.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations

Two variants in SLC24A5 are associated with "tiger-eye" iris pigmentation in Puerto Rican Paso Fino horses

Mack, M., Kowalski, E., Grahn, R. A., Bras, D., Penedo, C. & Bellone, R., 2017, In : G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 7, 8, p. 2799-2806 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations
2016

GO-FAANG meeting: a Gathering On Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes

Tuggle, C. K., Giuffra, E., White, S. N., Clarke, L., Zhou, H., Ross, P. J., Acloque, H., Reecy, J. M., Archibald, A., Bellone, R., Boichard, M., Chamberlain, A., Cheng, H., Crooijmans, R. P. M. A., Delany, M. E., Finno, C. J., Groenen, M. A. M., Hayes, B., Lunney, J. K., Petersen, J. L. & 4 others, Plastow, G. S., Schmidt, C. J., Song, J. & Watson, M., Oct 1 2016, In : Animal Genetics. 47, 5, p. 528-533 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations

Inherited ocular disorders

Sandmeyer, L. S. & Bellone, R., Dec 12 2016, Equine Ophthalmology: Third Edition. wiley, p. 545-566 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Morphological Variation in Gaited Horse Breeds

Staiger, E. A., Bellone, R., Sutter, N. B. & Brooks, S. A., Aug 1 2016, In : Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 43, p. 55-65 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Redundant contribution of a Transient Receptor Potential cation channel Member 1 exon 11 single nucleotide polymorphism to equine congenital stationary night blindness

Scott, M. L., John, E. E., Bellone, R., Ching, J. C. H., Loewen, M. E., Sandmeyer, L. S., Grahn, B. H. & Forsyth, G. W., Jun 21 2016, In : BMC Veterinary Research. 12, 1, 121.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Variant in the RFWD3 gene associated with PATN1, a modifier of leopard complex spotting

Holl, H. M., Brooks, S. A., Archer, S., Brown, K., Malvick, J., Penedo, C. & Bellone, R., Jan 1 2016, In : Animal Genetics. 47, 1, p. 91-101 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations
2015

Limbal squamous cell carcinoma in Haflinger horses

Utter, M., Cranford, T. L., Latimer, C. A. & Bellone, R., Jan 1 2015, In : Veterinary Ophthalmology. 18, 5, p. 404-408 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Twenty-five thousand years of fluctuating selection on leopard complex spotting and congenital night blindness in horse

Ludwig, A., Reissmann, M., Benecke, N., Bellone, R., Sandoval-Castellanos, E., Cieslak, M., Fortes, G. G., Morales-Muñiz, A., Hofreiter, M. & Pruvost, M., Jan 19 2015, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 370, 1660

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations
2014

Genetic risk factors for insidious equine recurrent uveitis in Appaloosa horses

Fritz, K. L., Kaese, H. J., Valberg, S. J., Hendrickson, J. A., Rendahl, A. K., Bellone, R., Dynes, K. M., Wagner, M. L., Lucio, M. A., Cuomo, F. M., Brinkmeyer-Langford, C. L., Skow, L. C., Mickelson, J. R., Rutherford, M. S. & McCue, M. E., Jan 1 2014, In : Animal Genetics. 45, 3, p. 392-399 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations

Worldwide frequency distribution of the 'Gait keeper' mutation in the DMRT3 gene

Promerová, M., Andersson, L. S., Juras, R., Penedo, C., Reissmann, M., Tozaki, T., Bellone, R., Dunner, S., Hořín, P., Imsland, F., Imsland, P., Mikko, S., Modrý, D., Roed, K. H., Schwochow, D., Vega-Pla, J. L., Mehrabani-Yeganeh, H., Yousefi-Mashouf, N., G. Cothran, E., Lindgren, G. & 1 others, Andersson, L., Apr 1 2014, In : Animal Genetics. 45, 2, p. 274-282 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

50 Scopus citations
2013

Accumulating Mutations in Series of Haplotypes at the KIT and MITF Loci Are Major Determinants of White Markings in Franches-Montagnes Horses

Haase, B., Signer-Hasler, H., Binns, M. M., Obexer-Ruff, G., Hauswirth, R., Bellone, R., Burger, D., Rieder, S., Wade, C. M. & Leeb, T., Sep 30 2013, In : PLoS One. 8, 9, e75071.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Coat Color Genomics

Brooks, S. A. & Bellone, R., Feb 4 2013, Equine Genomics. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., p. 143-153 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations

Evidence for a Retroviral Insertion in TRPM1 as the Cause of Congenital Stationary Night Blindness and Leopard Complex Spotting in the Horse

Bellone, R., Holl, H., Setaluri, V., Devi, S., Maddodi, N., Archer, S., Sandmeyer, L., Ludwig, A., Foerster, D., Pruvost, M., Reissmann, M., Bortfeldt, R., Adelson, D. L., Lim, S. L., Nelson, J., Haase, B., Engensteiner, M., Leeb, T., Forsyth, G., Mienaltowski, M. J. & 6 others, Mahadevan, P., Hofreiter, M., Paijmans, J. L. A., Gonzalez-Fortes, G., Grahn, B. & Brooks, S. A., Oct 22 2013, In : PLoS One. 8, 10, e78280.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

60 Scopus citations

Novel variants in the KIT and PAX3 genes in horses with white-spotted coat colour phenotypes

Hauswirth, R., Jude, R., Haase, B., Bellone, R., Archer, S., Holl, H., Brooks, S. A., Tozaki, T., Penedo, C., Rieder, S. & Leeb, T., Dec 1 2013, In : Animal Genetics. 44, 6, p. 763-765 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

37 Scopus citations
2012

Congenital stationary night blindness is associated with the leopard complex in the miniature horse

Sandmeyer, L. S., Bellone, R., Archer, S., Bauer, B. S., Nelson, J., Forsyth, G. & Grahn, B. H., Jan 1 2012, In : Veterinary Ophthalmology. 15, 1, p. 18-22 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Scopus citations

Four loci explain 83% of size variation in the horse

Makvandi-Nejad, S., Hoffman, G. E., Allen, J. J., Chu, E., Gu, E., Chandler, A. M., Loredo, A. I., Bellone, R., Mezey, J. G., Brooks, S. A. & Sutter, N. B., Jul 11 2012, In : PLoS One. 7, 7, e39929.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

111 Scopus citations

Reply to Bar-Oz and Lev-Yadun: Horse colors in time and space

Ludwig, A., Pruvost, M., Bellone, R., Benecke, N., Sandoval-Castellanos, E., Morales-Muñiz, A., O'Connor, T., Reissmann, M. & Hofreiter, M., May 15 2012, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109, 20

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

2011

Genotypes of predomestic horses match phenotypes painted in Paleolithic works of cave art

Pruvost, M., Bellone, R., Benecke, N., Sandoval-Castellanos, E., Cieslak, M., Kuznetsova, T., Morales-Munĩz, A., O'Connor, T., Reissmann, M., Hofreiter, M. & Ludwig, A., Nov 15 2011, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108, 46, p. 18626-18630 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

51 Scopus citations
2010

Association analysis of candidate SNPs in TRPM1 with leopard complex spotting (LP?) and congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB) in horses

Bellone, R., Archer, S., Wade, C. M., Cuka-Lawson, C., Haase, B., Leeb, T., Forsyth, G., Sandmeyer, L. & Grahn, B., Dec 1 2010, In : Animal Genetics. 41, SUPPL. 2, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Fine-mapping and mutation analysis of TRPM1: A candidate gene for leopard complex (LP) spotting and congenital stationary night blindness in horses

Bellone, R., Forsyth, G., Leeb, T., Archer, S., Sigurdsson, S., Imsland, F., Mauceli, E., Engensteiner, M., Bailey, E., Sandmeyer, L., Grahn, B., Lindblad-Toh, K. & Wade, C. M., Mar 29 2010, In : Briefings in Functional Genomics and Proteomics. 9, 3, p. 193-207 15 p., elq002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 Scopus citations

Morphological variation in the horse: Defining complex traits of body size and shape

Brooks, S. A., Makvandi-Nejad, S., Chu, E., Allen, J. J., Streeter, C., Gu, E., McCleery, B., Murphy, B. A., Bellone, R. & Sutter, N. B., Dec 1 2010, In : Animal Genetics. 41, SUPPL. 2, p. 159-165 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

57 Scopus citations

Pleiotropic effects of pigmentation genes in horses

Bellone, R., Dec 1 2010, In : Animal Genetics. 41, SUPPL. 2, p. 100-110 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Scopus citations
2009

Erratum: Congenital ocular nomalies in purebred and crossbred Rocky and Kentucky Mountain horses in Canada (Canidan Veterinary Journal (2008) 49 (675-681))

Grahn, B. H., Pinard, C., Archer, S., Bellone, R., Forsyth, G. & Sandmeyer, L. S., Feb 1 2009, In : Canadian Veterinary Journal. 50, 2, p. 123-124 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Genome sequence, comparative analysis, and population genetics of the domestic horse

Wade, C. M., Giulotto, E., Sigurdsson, S., Zoli, M., Gnerre, S., Imsland, F., Lear, T. L., Adelson, D. L., Bailey, E., Bellone, R., Blöcker, H., Distl, O., Edgar, R. C., Garber, M., Leeb, T., Mauceli, E., MacLeod, J. N., Penedo, C., Raison, J. M., Sharpe, T. & 38 others, Vogel, J., Andersson, L., Antczak, D. F., Biagi, T., Binns, M. M., Chowdhary, B. P., Coleman, S. J., Della Valle, G., Fryc, S., Guérin, G., Hasegawa, T., Hill, E. W., Jurka, J., Kiialainen, A., Lindgren, G., Liu, J., Magnani, E., Mickelson, J. R., Murray, J., Nergadze, S. G., Onofrio, R., Pedroni, S., Piras, M. F., Raudsepp, T., Rocchi, M., Røed, K. H., Ryder, O. A., Searle, S., Skow, L., Swinburne, J. E., Syvänen, A. C., Tozaki, T., Valberg, S. J., Vaudin, M., White, J. R., Zody, M. C., Lander, E. S. & Lindblad-Toh, K., Nov 6 2009, In : Science. 326, 5954, p. 865-867 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

491 Scopus citations
2008

Congenital ocular anomalies in purebred and crossbred Rocky and Kentucky Mountain horses in Canada

Grahn, B. H., Pinard, C., Archer, S., Bellone, R., Forsyth, G. & Sandmeye, L. S., Jul 1 2008, In : Canadian Veterinary Journal. 49, 7, p. 675-681 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations

Differential gene expression of TRPM1, the potential cause of congenital stationary night blindness and coat spotting patterns (LP) in the appaloosa horse (Equus caballus)

Bellone, R., Brooks, S. A., Sandmeyer, L., Murphy, B. A., Forsyth, G., Archer, S., Bailey, E. & Grahn, B., Aug 1 2008, In : Genetics. 179, 4, p. 1861-1870 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

116 Scopus citations