Special Issue "Congenital Malformation in Domestic Animals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: animal cytogenetics; animal genetics; congenital malformations; disorders of sex development; DNA methylation; animal breeding; animal genetic improvement
Interests: animal cytogenetics; animal genetics; molecular basis of embryo development; congenital malformations; DNA extraction methods; disorders of sex development; biomonitoring
Interests: autochthonous livestock breeds; promotion of typical foods; animal cytogenetics; genetic traceability of animal products; animal genetics; biomonitoring; congenital malformations
Congenital malformations are structural or functional anomalies (for example, metabolic disorders) that occur during intrauterine life and can be identified prenatally, at birth, or sometimes only later during life (for example, hearing defects). Animals affected by congenital malformations are of great interest to scientists, as they are non-artificial study models useful to the discovery of genetic bases, clinical aspects, diagnostic tools, and therapeutic approaches of several diseases. The findings of such studies can often be translated from the animal to humans. This is why the study of animals affected by congenital malformations, and sometimes of their relatives, allows us to pursue the principles of the three Rs for Animal Welfare in research.
We invite review and original research papers related, but not limited, to genetic aspects of congenital malformations in animals, in order to realize a Special Issue that supports the development of future research scenarios.
Prof. Francesca Ciotola
Dr. Sara Albarella
Prof. Vincenzo Peretti
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- congenital malformation
- development of diagnostic tools
- disorders of sexual development
- molecular basis of congenital malformations
- clinical and anatomo-pathological aspects
- animal health