Endangered Rare Livestock Breeds
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2021) | Viewed by 6744
Interests: animal breeding; local breeds; phylogenetics; animal health; food safety
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
This issue seeks to address the topic of endangered domestic animal breeds as comprehensively as possible. Accordingly, future authors are encouraged to develop the following sub-areas that can be related more closely and seemingly loosely. The editors intend to publish manuscripts in the fields of population genetics (e.g., population structure, pedigree analysis), polymorphism research (e.g., biochemical and DNA), and the detection of genes and their expression of special traits (e.g., resistance, color). They provide a space to demonstrate biotechnological methods (e.g., artificial insemination, methods in cryopreservation) and precision farming (e.g., electric numbering, on-line monitoring) rightly focusing on breed maintenance, and the health management of extensively kept animals.
Papers are expected on the history and organization of breed protection (local, regional, and international), and breeding strategies that take into account local and global diversity. Communications dealing with the diverse features and multiplex use of old varieties should not be left out, not only from the production (milk, meat-yoke, etc.) point of view, but also from a tourism, environmental, and social (e.g., subsidy, production-related assets and traditions) point of view.
The editors welcome manuscripts that include both literature reviews and research results obtained in the given field.
Dr. András Gáspárdy
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- genetic diversity
- pedigree analysis
- grade of endangerment
- extensive production
- multipurpose breeds
- breed specific alleles