Dr. rer. nat. Rosemarie Weikard

Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Genome Biology
Genome Physiology Unit
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf


Knaust, J.; Hadlich, F.; Weikard, R.; Kühn, C. (2016):
Epistatic interactions of at least three loci determine the “rat-tail” phenotype in cattle. Genet Sel Evol 48: 26, 1-12
Kromik, A.; Kusenda, M.; Tipold, A.; Stein, V. M.; Rehage, J.; Weikard, R.; Kühn, C. (2015):
Vertebral and spinal dysplasia, a novel dominantly inherited congenital defect in Holstein cattle. Vet J 204 (3): 287-292
Weikard, R.; Demasius, W.; Hadlich, F.; Kühn, C. (2015):
Different blood cell-derived transcriptome signatures in cows exposed to vaccination pre- or postpartum. Plos One 10 (8): e0136927, 1-24
Widmann, P.; Reverter, A.; Weikard, R.; Suhre, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Albrecht, E.; Kühn, C. (2015):
Systems biology analysis merging phenotype, metabolomic and genomic data identifies Non-SMC Condensin I Complex, Subunit G (NCAPG) and cellular maintenance processes as major contributors to genetic variability in bovine feed efficiency. Plos One 10 (4): e0124574, 1-22
Kromik, A.; Ulrich, R.; Kusenda, M.; Tipold, A.; Stein, V. M.; Hellige, M.; Dziallas, P.; Hadlich, F.; Widmann, P.; Goldammer, T.; Baumgärtner, W.; Rehage, J.; Segelke, D.; Weikard, R.; Kühn, C. (2015):
The mammalian cervical vertebrae blueprint depends on the T (brachyury) gene. Genetics 199 (3): 873-883
Knaust, J.; Weikard, R.; Kühn, C. (2014):
Evidence of a locus on BTA5 involved in the expression of the "rat-tail" phenotype in the SEGFAM-population. In: 15th Day of the Doctoral Student : abstracts, 13 May 2014 Dummerstorf (Schriftenreihe / Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie , 23) : 29-32"
Kühn, C.; Weikard, R.; Widmann, P. (2014):
Metabolomics: a pathway for improved understanding of genetic modulation of mammalian growth and tissue deposition. In: Proceedings / Xth World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Vancouver, August 17-22, 2014 (https://asas.org/wcgalp-proceedings/genetics-of-trait-complexes-growth-and-development): 134
Weikard, R.; Demasius, W.; Hadlich, F.; Kühn, C. (2014):
Divergent transcriptome signature in blood of cows exposed to vaccination pre- or postpartum. In: Proceedings / Xth World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Vancouver, August 17-22, 2014 (http://wcgalp.com/) ( (https://asas.org/docs/default-source/wcgalp-post): 537-540
Demasius, W.; Weikard, R.; Kromik, A.; Wolf, C.; Müller, K. E.; Kühn, C. (2014):
Bovine neonatal pancytopenia (BNP): novel insights into the incidence, vaccination-associated epidemiological factors and a potential genetic predisposition for clinical and subclinical cases. Res Vet Sci 96 (3): 537-542
Widmann, P.; Reverter, A.; Fortes, M.; Weikard, R.; Suhre, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Albrecht, E.; Kühn, C. (2013):
A systems biology approach using metabolomic data reveals genes and pathways interacting to modulate divergent growth in cattle. BMC Genomics 14: 798-815
Demasius, W.; Weikard, R.; Hadlich, F.; Müller, K. E.; Kühn, C. (2013):
Monitoring the immune response to vaccination with an inactivated vaccine associated to bovine neonatal pancytopenia by deep sequencing transcriptome analysis in cattle. Vet Res 44: 93
Weikard, R.; Hadlich, F.; Kühn, C. (2013):
Identification of novel transcripts and noncoding RNAs in bovine skin by deep next generation sequencing. BMC Genomics 14 (1): 789-804
Börner, S.; Derno, M.; Hacke, S.; Kautzsch, U.; Schäff, C. T.; ThanThan, S.; Kuwayama, H.; Hammon, H. M.; Röntgen, M.; Weikard, R.; Kühn, C.; Tuchscherer, A.; Kuhla, B. (2013):
Plasma ghrelin is positively associated with body fat, liver fat and milk fat content, but not with feed intake of dairy cows after parturition. J Endocrinol 216 (2): 217-229
Krappmann, K.; Widmann, P.; Weikard, R.; Kühn, C. (2012):
Variants of the bovine retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor C gene are in linkage disequilibrium with QTL for milk production on chromosome 3 in a beef x dairy crossbreed population. Arch Tierzucht 55 (4): 346-355
Krappmann, K.; Weikard, R.; Kühn, C. (2012):
Evaluation of a replacement method for mammary gland biopsies by comparing gene expression in udder tissue and mammary epithelial cells isolated from milk. Res Vet Sci 93 (2): 970-974
Weikard, R.; Goldammer, T.; Brunner, R. M.; Kühn, C. (2012):
Tissue-specific mRNA expression patterns reveal a coordinated metabolic response associated with genetic selection for milk production in cows. Physiol Genomics 44 (14): 728-739
Weikard, R.; Widmann, P.; Buitkamp, J.; Emmerling, R.; Kühn, C. (2012):
Revisiting the quantitative trait loci for milk production traits on BTA6. Anim Genet 43 (3): 318-323
Krappmann, K.; Weikard, R.; Gerst, S.; Wolf, I; Kühn, C. (2011):
A genetic predisposition for bovine neonatal pancytopenia is not due to mutations in the coagulation factor XI. Vet J 190 (2): 225-229
Setoguchi, K.; Watanabe, T.; Weikard, R.; Albrecht, E.; Kühn, C.; Kinoshita, A.; Sugimoto, Y.; Takasuga, A. (2011):
The SNP c.1326T>G in the non-SMC condensin I complex, subunit G (NCAPG) gene encoding a p.Ile442Met variant is associated with an increase in body frame size at puberty in cattle. Anim Genet 42 (6): 650-655
Widmann, P.; Nürnberg, K.; Kühn, C.; Weikard, R. (2011):
Association of an ACSL1 gene variant with polyunsaturated fatty acids in bovine skeletal muscle. BMC Genet 12: 96-109