Mary E. Delany

Selected Publications

  1.  Miller, M.M., C.M. Robinson, J. Abernathy, R.M. Goto, M. Hamilton, H. Zhou, and M.E. Delany. 2014. Mapping of genes for olfactory receptors, cysteine-rich-domain containing scavenger receptors and other proteins to GGA 16, the chicken MHC microchromosome. J Heredity.
  2.  Delany, M.E. and T.H. O’Hare. 2013. Genetic stocks for immunological research (Appendix I). In Avian Immunology, 2nd Edition (editors: K.A. Schat, B. Kaspers and P. Kaiser). Elsevier: Academic Press, San Diego, CA. ISBN 9780123969651. 456 pp.
  3.  Robb, E.A., P. Antin, and M.E. Delany. 2013. Defining the sequence elements and candidate genes for the coloboma mutation. PLoS One 8(4):e60267.
  4.  Robb, E.A., and M.E. Delany. 2012. Case study of sequence capture enrichment technology: Identification of variation underpinning developmental syndromes in an amniote model. Genes. 3:233-247 doi:10.3390/genes3020233
  5.  Robb, E., and M.E. Delany. 2012. Polydactyly in an avian biomedical model: A genetic study of pre-axial variation and genomic maintenance. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 136:50-68.
  6.  Reed, K.M., M. Bauer, M. S. Monson, L. D. Chaves, B. Benoit, T.H. O’Hare and M.E. Delany. 2011. Defining the turkey MHC: Identification of expressed Class I and Class IIB genes independent of the B-locus. Immunogenetics 63:753-771 DOI 10.1007/s00251-011-0549-1
  7. O’Hare, T.H., and M.E. Delany. 2011. Molecular and cellular evidence for the alternate lengthening of telomeres (ALT) maintenance pathway in chicken. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 135(1):65-78.
  8. Zhang, Y., X. Zhang, T.H. O’Hare, B. Payne, J.J. Dong, C.F. Scheuring, M. Zhang, J.J. Huang, M.-K. Lee, M.E. Delany., H.-B. Zhang and J.B. Dodgson. 2011. A comparative physical map reveals the pattern of chromosomal evolution between the turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) and chicken (Gallus gallus) genomes. BMC Genomics. 12:447.
  9. Dodgson, J.B., M.E.Delany and H. Chang. 2011. Poultry genome sequences: Progress and outstanding challenges. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 134(1):19-26.
  10. Robb, E.A., C.L. Gitter, H. Cheng and M.E. Delany.. 2011. Single nucleotide polymorphism analysis of chicken genetic resources: Variation within and among MHC-congenic lines and mapping of developmental mutations. J. Heredity 102:141-156. (cover art)
  11. Robinson, C.M., H. Hunt, H. Cheng and M.E. Delany.. 2010. Chromosomal integration of an avian oncogenic herpesvirus reveals telomeric preferences and evidence for lymphoma clonality. Herpesviridae 1:5 (7 Dec 2010)
  12. Dalloul, R.A, J. A. Long, A. V. Zimin, L. Aslam, K. Beal, L. Blomberg, P. Bouffard, D. W. Burt, O. Crasta, R.P.M.A. Crooijmans, K. Cooper, R. A. Coulombe, S. De, M. E.Delany, J. B. Dodgson, J. J. Dong , C. Evans, P. Flicek, L. Florea, O. Folkerts, K. Fredrikson, M.A.M. Groenen, T.T. Harkins, J. Herrero, S. Hoffmann, H.-J. Megens, A. Jiang, P. de Jong, P. Kaiser, H. Kim, K.-W. Kim, S. Kim, D. Langenberger, M.-K. Lee, T. Lee, S. Mane, G. Marcais, M. Marz, A. P. McElroy, T. Modise, M. Nefedov, C. Notredame, I. R. Paton, W. S. Payne, G. Pertea, D. Prickett, D. Puiu, D. Qioa, E. Raineri, M. Ruffier, S. L. Salzberg, M. C. Schatz, C. Scheuring, C. J. Schmidt, S. Schroeder, S. Searle, E. J. Smith, J. Smith, T. S. Sonstegard, P. F. Stadler, H. Tafer, Z. Tu, C. P. Van Tassell, A. J. Vilella, K. Williams, J. A. Yorke, L. Zhang, H.-B. Zhang, X. Zhang, Y. Zhang, and K. M. Reed. 2010. Multi-platform next generation sequencing of the domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo): Genome assembly and analysis. PLoS Biology 8(9) e1000475. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000475
  13. Swanberg, S.E., T.H. O’Hare, E.A. Robb, C.M. Robinson, H. Chang, and M.E.Delany.. 2010. Telomere biology of the chicken: A model for aging research. Exptl Gerontology. 45:647-654.
  14. Delany, M.E., C.M. Robinson, R. M. Goto and M. M. Miller.  2009. Architecture and organization of chicken microchromosome 16: Order of the NOR, MHC-Y and MHC-B subregions. J. Heredity 100:507-514. (cover art)
  15. O’Hare, T.H., and M.E. Delany.. 2009. Genetic variation exists for telomeric array organization within and among the genomes of normal, immortalized, and transformed chicken systems. Chromosome Research 17:947-964.
  16. Owen, J., M.E. Delany., C. Cardona, A. Bickford, and B.A. Mullens. 2009. Host inflammatory response governs fitness in an avian cctoparasite, the Northern fowl mite (Ornithonyssus sylviarum) International J. Parasitology 39:789-799.
  17. Muir, W.M., G. K. Wong, Y. Zhang, J. Wang, M.A.M. Groenen, R.P.M.A. Crooijmans, H.-J. Megens, H. Zhang, R. Okimoto, A. Vereijken, A. Jungerius, G.A.A. Albers, C. Taylor Lawley, M. E. Delany, S. MacEachern, and H. H. Cheng. 2008. Genome-wide assessment of worldwide chicken SNP genetic diversity indicates significant absence of rare alleles in commercial breeds. 2008. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA). 105:17312-17317.
  18. Owen, J., M.E. Delany., and B.A. Mullens. 2008. Haplotype involvement in avian resistance to an ectoparasite. Immunogenetics 60:621-631.
  19. Muir, W.M., Wong, G.K., Zhang, Y., Wang, J., Groenen, M.A.M., Crooijmans, R.P.M.A., Megens, H.-J., Zhang, H.M., McKay, J.C., McLeod, S., Okimoto, R., Fulton, J.E., Settar, P., O’Sullivan, N.P., Vereijken, A., Jungerius-Rattink, A., Albers, G.A.A., Taylor Lawley, C., Delany, M.E., and H.H. Cheng. 2008. Review of the initial validation and characterization of a 3K chicken SNP array. World’s Poultry Science J. 64:219-225.
  20. Delany, M.E., L.M. Daniels, T.M. Gessaro, and K.L. Rodrigue. 2007. Chromosomal mapping of chicken mega-telomere arrays to GGA9, 16, 28 and W using a cytogenomic approach. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 117:54-63.
  21. van de Lavoir M.-C., Diamond, J.H., Leighton, P.A., Mather-Love, C., Heyer, B.S., Bradshaw, R., Kerchner, A., Hooi, L.T., Gessaro, T., Swanberg, S.E., Delany,M.E., and Etches, R.J. 2006. Germline transmission of genetically modified primordial germ cells. Nature 441: 766-769.
  22. Chang, H., and M.E. Delany.. 2006. Complicated RNA splicing of chicken telomerase reverse transcriptase revealed by profiling cells both positive and negative for telomerase activity. Gene 379:33-39.
  23. van de Lavoir, M.-C., Mather-Love, C., Leighton, P., Diamond, J.H., Heyer, B.S., Roberts, R., Zhu, L., Winters-Digiacinto, P., Kerchner, A., Gessaro, T., Swanberg, S., Delany, M.E., and R.J. Etches. 2006. High-grade transgenic somatic chimeras from chicken embryonic stem cells. Mechanisms of Development 123:31-41.
  24. Swanberg, S.E. and M.E. Delany.. 2006. Telomeres in aging: Birds. In Handbook of Models for Human Aging (editor: M. Conn), Chapter 29, p. 339-349. Academic Press (Elsevier, Inc.). Burlington MA (USA).
  25. Delany, M.E. 2006. Avian genetic stocks: the high and low points from an academia researcher. Poultry Science 85:223-226.
  26. O’Hare, T.H., and M.E. Delany.. 2005. Telomerase gene expression in the chicken: telomerase RNA (TR) and reverse transcriptase (TERT) transcript profiles are tissue-specific and correlated with telomerase activity. AGE 27:257-266.
  27. Rodrigue, K.L., May, B.P., Famula, T.R., and M.E. Delany.. 2005. Meiotic instability of chicken ultra-long telomeres and mapping of a 2.8 megabase array to the W-sex chromosome. Chromosome Research 13:581-591.
  28. Swanberg, S.E., and M.E. Delany.. 2005. Differential expression of genes associated with telomere length homeostasis and oncogenesis in an avian model. Mechanisms of Aging and Development 126:1060-1070.
  29. Schmid, M., Nanda, I., Hoehn, H., Schartl, M., Haaf, T., Buerstedde, J.-M., Arakawa, H., Caldwell, R.B., Weigend, S., Burt, D.W., Smith, J., Griffin, D.K., Masabanda, J., Groenen, M.A.M., Crooijmans, R.P.M.A., Vignal, A., Fillon, V., Morisson, M., Pitel, F., Vignoles, M., Garrigues, A., Gellin, J., Rodionov, A.V., Galkina, S.A., Lukina, N.A., Ben-Ari, G., Blum, S., Hillel, J., Twito, T., Lavi, U., David, L., Feldman, M.W., Delany, M.E., Conley, C.C., Fowler, V.M., Hedges, S.B., Godbout, R., Katyal, S., Smith, C., Hudson, Q., Sinclair, A., and Mizuno, S. 2005. Second report on chicken genes and chromosomes. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 109:415-479.
  30. Romanov, M.N., L.M. Daniels, J.B. Dodgson and M.E. Delany.. 2005. Integration of the cytogenetic and physical maps of chicken chromosome 17. Chromosome Research 13:215-222.
  31. International Chicken Genome Sequencing Consortium. 2004. Sequence and comparative analysis of the chicken genome provide unique perspectives on vertebrate evolution. Nature 432:695-716. (cover art) Nature 432 2004.pdf
  32. Delany, M.E., and L.M. Daniels. 2004. The chicken telomerase reverse transcriptase (chTERT): Molecular and cytogenetic characterization with a comparative analysis. Gene 339:61-69. DelanyDaniels Gene v339 p61-69.pdf
  33. Swanberg, S.E., W. Payne, H.H. Hunt, J.B. Dodgson and M.E. Delany.. 2004. Telomerase Activity and Differential Expression of Telomerase Genes and c-myc in Chicken Cells in vitro. Developmental Dynamics 231:14-21. Swanberg et al 2004 DevDyn 231 14-21.pdf
  34. Delany, M.E.. 2004. Genetic Variants for Chick Biology Research: From Breeds to Mutants. Mechanisms of Development 121(9):1169-1177. Delany MOD 121 1169-1177 2004.pdf
  35. Chang, H., and M.E. Delany.. 2004. Karyotype stability of the DT40 cell B cell line: Macrochromosome variation and cytogenetic mosaicism. Chromosome Research 12:299-307. Chang Delany DT40 Chrom Res v12 p299 04.pdf
  36. Ernst, R.A., Bradley, F.B., M.E. Delany., U.K. Abbott, and R.M. Craig. 2004. Common incubation problems: Causes and remedies. University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. ANR Publication 8127, 6 p.
  37. Delany, M.E., and L.M. Daniels. 2003. The chicken telomerase RNA gene: Conservation of sequence, regulatory elements and synteny among viral, avian and mammalian genomes. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 10:309-317.
  38. Swanberg, S.E., and M.E. Delany.. 2003. Dynamics of telomere erosion in transformed and non-transformed avian cells in vitro. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 102:318-325.
  39. Fulton, J.E. and M.E. Delany.. 2003. Poultry Genetic Research Resources: Operation Rescue Needed. Science 300:1667-1668. Summary Full Text
  40. Daniels, L.M., and M.E. Delany.. 2003. Molecular and cytogenetic organization of the 5S ribosomal DNA in chicken (Gallus gallus). Chromosome Research 11:305-317.
  41. Delany, M.E., L.M. Daniels, S.E. Swanberg, and H.A. Taylor. 2003. Telomeres in the chicken: Chromosome ends and genome stability. Poultry Science 82:917-926.
  42. Delany, M.E.2003. Genetic diversity and conservation of poultry. In Poultry Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology (editors: W.E. Muir and S.E. Aggrey). CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK.
  43. Taylor, H.A. and M.E. Delany.. 2000. Ontogeny of telomerase in chicken: Impact of down-regulation on pre-and postnatal telomere length in vivo. Development, Growth and Differentiation 42:613-621.
  44. Schmid, M. I. Nanda, M. Guttenbach, C. Steinlein, H. Hoehn, M. Schartl, T. Haaf, S. Weigend, R. Fries, J-M. Buerstedde, K. Wimmers, D.W. Burt, J. Smith, S. A’Hara, A. Law, D.K. Griffin, N. Bumstead, J. Kaufman, P.A. Thomson, T.A. Burke, M.A.M. Groenen, R.P.M.A. Crooijmans, A. Vignal, V. Fillion, M. Morisson, F. Pitel, M. Tixier-Boichard, K. Ladjali-Mohammedi, J. Hillel, A. Mäki-Tanila, H.H. Cheng, M.E. Delany., J. Burnside, S. Mizuno. 2000. First report on chicken genes and chromosomes. Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics 90:169-218.
  45. Delany, M.E., A.B. Krupkin, and M.M. Miller. 2000. Organization of telomer sequences in birds: Evidence for arrays of extreme length and for in-vivo shortening in. Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics 90:139-145.
  46. Delany, M.E.2000. Patterns of ribosomal gene variation in elite commercial chicken pure line populations. Animal Genetics 31:110-116.
  47. Pisenti, J.M., M.E. Delany., R.L. Taylor, Jr., U.K. Abbott, H. Abplanalp, J.A. Arthur, M.R. Bakst, C. Baxter-Jones, J.J. Bitgood, F. Bradley, K.M. Cheng, R.R. Dietert, J.B. Dodgson, A. Donoghue, A.E. Emsley, R. Etches, R.R. Frahm, R.J. Gerrits, P.F. Goetinck, A.A. Grunder, D.E. Harry, S.J. Lamont, G.R. Martin, P.E. McGuire, G.P. Moberg, L.J. Pierro, C.O. Qualset, M. Qureshi, F. Schultz, and B.W. Wilson. 1999. Avian Genetic Resources at Risk: An assessment and proposal for conservation of genetic stocks in the USA and Canada. Report No. 20, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Genetic Resources Conservation Program, Davis, CA.
  48. Delany, M.E., L.A. Tell, J.R. Millam, and D.A. Preisler. 1999. Orange-winged Amazon parrot (Amazona amazonica) embryo development: Photographic candling analysis of artificially-incubated eggs. J. Avian Medicine and Surgery 13:116-123.
  49. Delany, M.E., and A.B. Krupkin. 1999. Molecular characterization of ribosomal gene variation within and among NORs segregating in specialized populations of chicken. Genome 42:60-71.
  50. Su, M., and M.E. Delany. 1998. Ribosomal RNA gene copy number variation in directionally selected enhanced-growth lines of chicken. Poultry Science 77:1748-1754.
  51. Delany, M.E., and J.M. Pisenti. 1998. Conservation of avian genetic research resources: past, present and future. Poultry and Avian Biology Reviews 9:25-42.
  52. Bradley, F.B., and M. E. Delany. 1997. The australian emu: embryonic development. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Publication no. 21550.
  53. Delany, M.E., R.L. Taylor, Jr., and S.E. Blom. 1995. Teratogenic development in chicken embryos associated with a major deletion in the rRNA gene cluster. Development, Growth and Differentiation 37:403-412.
  54. Delany, M.E., A. Emsley, M. Smiley, J.R. Putnam, and S.E. Bloom. 1994. Nucleolar size polymorphisms in commercial layer chickens: determination of incidence, inheritance, and nucleolar sizes. Poultry Science 73:1211-1217.
  55. Delany, M.E., D.E. Muscarella, and S.E. Bloom. 1994. Effects of rRNA gene copy number and nucleolar variation on early development: inhibition of gastrulation in rDNA-deficient chick embryos. J. Heredity 85:211-217.
  56. Bloom, S.E., M.E. Delany., and D.E. Muscarella. 1993. Constant and variable features of avian chromosomes. In: Manipulation of the Avian Genome. A. Verrinder-Gibbins and R.J. Etches (Eds.), CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.
  57. Delany, M.E., R.R. Dietert, and S.E. Bloom. 1992. The effects of MHC chromosome dosage on bursal B-cell subpopulations in embryonic and neonatal chickens. Develop. Comp. Immunol. 16:313-327.
  58. Delany, M.E., D.E. Muscarella, and S.E. Bloom. 1991. Formation of nucleolar polymorphisms in trisomic chickens and subsequent microevolution of rRNA gene clusters in diploids. J. Heredity 82:213-220.
  59. Delany, M.E., R.R. Dietert, and S.E. Bloom. 1988. MHC-chromosome dosage effects: evidence for increased expression and alteration of B cell subpopulations in neonatal aneuploid chickens. Immunogenetics 27:24-30.
  60. Bloom, S.E., M.E. Delany., D.E. Muscarella, R.R. Dietert, W.E. Briles, and R.W. Briles. 1988. Gene expression in chickens aneuploid for the MHC-bearing chromosome. In: The Molecular Biology of the MHC of Domestic Animal Species. (C.M. Warner, M.F. Rothschild, S.J. Lamont, Eds.), Iowa State University Press, Ames, p. 3-21.
  61. Bloom, S.E., W.E. Briles, R.W. Briles, M.E. Delany., and R.R. Dietert. 1987. Chromosomal localization of the major histocompatibility (B) complex (MHC) and its expression in chickens aneuploid for the MHC/rDNA microchromosomes. Poultry Science 66:776-789.
  62. Delany, M.E., W.E. Briles, R.W. Briles, E.M. Willand, R.R. Dietert, and S.E. Bloom. 1987. Cellular expression of MHC glycoproteins on erythrocytes from normal and aneuploid chickens. Develop. Comp. Immunol. 11:613-625.
  63. Delany, M.E., and S.E. Bloom. 1984. Replication banding patterns in the chromosomes of the rainbow trout. J. Heredity 75:431-434.