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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18(5), 983;

The Use of “Omics” in Lactation Research in Dairy Cows

Institute of Dairy Science, College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: David Sheehan
Received: 20 March 2017 / Revised: 17 April 2017 / Accepted: 25 April 2017 / Published: 5 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Collection Advances in Proteomic Research)
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“Omics” is the application of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics in biological research. Over the years, tremendous amounts of biological information has been gathered regarding the changes in gene, mRNA and protein expressions as well as metabolites in different physiological conditions and regulations, which has greatly advanced our understanding of the regulation of many physiological and pathophysiological processes. The aim of this review is to comprehensively describe the advances in our knowledge regarding lactation mainly in dairy cows that were obtained from the “omics” studies. The “omics” technologies have continuously been preferred as the technical tools in lactation research aiming to develop new nutritional, genetic, and management strategies to improve milk production and milk quality in dairy cows. View Full-Text
Keywords: genomics; transcriptomics; proteomics; metabolomics; lactation genomics; transcriptomics; proteomics; metabolomics; lactation

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Li, S.; Wang, Q.; Lin, X.; Jin, X.; Liu, L.; Wang, C.; Chen, Q.; Liu, J.; Liu, H. The Use of “Omics” in Lactation Research in Dairy Cows. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 983.

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