Genetics and Breeding of Cattle Volume II

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2024 | Viewed by 122

Special Issue Editor

College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
Interests: dairy cattle; genetics; molecular breeding; genomic selection; functional genomics; epigenetics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Thus far, many genes/QTLs/SNPs for the production, reproduction, immunity, disease resistance and heat tolerance of cattle have been identified based on the strategies of QTL mapping, candidate gene analysis, genome-wide association study and next-generation sequencing. These abundant data have provided unprecedented opportunities to systematically elucidate the biological mechanisms of important multi-level economic traits in cattle. Meanwhile, integrating omics data and genomic evaluation methods can improve the accuracy of cattle genomic prediction. However, there is a major challenge not only in systematically analyzing these data and formulating new hypotheses but also effectively utilizing them for genetic improvement of cattle. In addition, because the genetic basis of quantitative traits is complex, there are few verified major genes of target traits. Therefore, it is very important to systematically and deeply explore the functional genes and mutations with important breeding value through new strategies and technologies.

This Special Issue aims to collect high-quality original research articles, mini-reviews and full-length reviews to address emerging challenges, focusing on the topic of “Genetics and Breeding of Cattle”. Our topic welcomes, but is not necessarily limited to, progress in the knowledge of the aforementioned issues. Contributions by experts in the field in the form of research papers and critical reviews are called for.

Dr. Bo Han
Guest Editor

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  • cattle
  • genetics
  • omics data
  • genomic selection
  • population genetics
  • epigenetics
  • regulatory mechanism

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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