Genetics and Genomics Research of Poultry

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 April 2024) | Viewed by 152

Special Issue Editors

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Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction in The Plateau Mountainous Region, Ministry of Education, Guizhou University, Guiyang, China
Interests: livestock genomics; chicken genetics and breeding; function of chicken immune-related genes; pathogenic mechanism of poultry virus; conservation of animal genetic resources

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Joint International Research Laboratory of Agriculture and Agri-Product Safety, Ministry of Education, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China
Interests: poultry proteomics; chicken genetics and breeding; function of chicken immune-related genes; pathogenic mechanism of poultry virus

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Poultry genetic breeding is a rapidly developing field. In the past few decades, quantitative-, population-, and molecular genetic methods have been widely used to elucidate the biological mechanisms underlying important economic traits in poultry. In recent years, cutting-edge genetic and genomic technologies, such as next-generation sequencing and omics applications, have advanced our understanding of the mechanisms of complex traits in poultry, including feed utilization efficiency, behaviour and welfare, meat and egg quality, and disease resistance. Genetics and genomics research have been broadly studied and applied to the breeding of fine line laying hens and broilers. In addition, gene editing is of great value for characterizing gene function and will be a future challenge for poultry breeding. This Special Issue aims to publish recent advances in various areas of poultry genetics and genomics, including, but not limited to, the following topics: poultry genomics, functional genomics, phenomics, metabolomics, epigenetics, the gut microbiome, genome selection, genetic assessment, the application of omics data, and gene/genome editing.

Dr. Zhiqiang Duan
Dr. Zenglei Hu
Guest Editors

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  • poultry genomics
  • poultry functional genomics
  • poultry phenomics
  • poultry epigenetics
  • poultry metabolomics
  • poultry gut microbiome
  • poultry genome selection
  • poultry genetic assessment
  • application of omics data
  • gene/genome editing

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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