S.J. O'Brien

Specifying and sustaining pigmentation patterns in domestic and wild cats

Color markings among felid species display both a remarkable diversity and a common underlying periodicity. A similar … Read more »

Individual genetic diversity does not predict ejaculate quality in captive or wild-born cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)

Terrell, K., Crosier, A.E., Wildt. D.E., O’Brien, S.J. David, V.A., Anthony, N.M., Crumples, N., Marker, L.L, Johnson, … Read more »

Molecular genetic insights on cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) ecology and conservation in Namibia

The extent and geographic patterns of molecular genetic diversity of the largest remaining free-ranging cheetah population were … Read more »

Prevalence of Bartonella infection in wild African lions (Panthera leo) and cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)

Bartonella species are emerging pathogens that have been isolated worldwide from humans and other mammals. Our objective … Read more »

Coronavirus outbreak in cheetahs: lessons for SARS

Serosurvey of viral infections in free-ranging Namibian cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)

Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) in captivity have unusually high morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases, a trait that … Read more »

Prevalences of antibodies to viral diseases in Namibian farmland cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)

Munson, L., Marker, L., O’Brien, S.J., Everman, J.F., and Spencer, J.A. Prevalences of Antibodies to Viral Diseases … Read more »

Captive breeding of the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) in North American zoos

The African cheetah has been bred in North American zoological facilities since 1956. The captive population has … Read more »

Genetic basis for species vulnerability in the cheetah

A population genetic survey of over 200 structural loci previously revealed that the South African cheetah (Acinonyx … Read more »