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Special Issue "Modulation of Gut Microbiota & Microbiome in Pigs"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2023) | Viewed by 7437
Special Issue Editors
Interests: gastrointestinal physiology; nutrition and metabolism; gut microbiota and microbiome; gut dysbiosis; antimicrobial resistance; metabolic endotoxemia; systemic inflammation
Interests: swine nutrition; digestive physiology; applied swine nutrition; biotechnology
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Special Issue Information
I am pleased to have this opportunity to guest-edit a Special Issue on “Gut Microbiota and Microbiome in Pigs” with implications for controlling porcine gut pathogen and improving porcine gut health, swine nutrition, and efficiency of pork production and for mitigating major negative impacts of intensive pork production on environment.
While next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms have been widely used to unravel porcine gut microbial diversity and microbial genes primarily at fecal levels as affected by dietary, therapeutic, and physiological factors, new progress needs to be made to establish causal relationships between functional outcomes and gut microbial species or their genes along the small and large intestinal longitudinal axis. The application of NGS platforms to reveal how changes in porcine gut virome are linked to host health and functions is also important.
This Special Issue invites focused reviews and original research in i) looking at how dietary such as exogenous enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics, therapeutics such as antibiotics and pharmacological levels of zinc oxide, and physiological factors such as cold or thermal stress affect porcine gut microbial diversity; ii) identifying specific bacterial species and viruses causing health and productivity concerns, such as weaning-associated gut dysbiosis, diarrhea, and growth lag; and iii) establishing possible causal relationships between functional outcomes, such as fiber digestion, fermentation of amino acids and biogenesis of major volatile odor compounds and antimicrobial resistance, and abundances of identified gut microbes at phylum or species level and rate-limiting microbial pathway genes in the porcine gut.
Prof. Dr. Ming Z. Fan
Prof. Dr. Sung Woo Kim
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- Antibiotics & antimicrobials
- Diets, ingredients and nutrient composition
- Exogenous enzymes
- Antimicrobial resistance genes
- Partial and whole 16S rRNA gene sequencing
- Shotgun metagenomic sequencing and bioinformatics
- Microbial gene-centric cataloguing and annotation
- Pathogenic bacteria and viruses
- Bacterial fibre degradation pathway rate-limiting enzyme genes
- Bacterial amino acid degradation pathway rate-limiting enzyme genes
- Bacterial starch and sugar degradation pathway rate-limiting enzyme gene