Special Issue "Functional Genomics in Aquatic Species – Gene Expression and Epigenetic Modifications"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 June 2023) | Viewed by 285

Special Issue Editors

Laboratory of Applied Hydrobiology, Department of Animal Science, Agricultural University of Athens, 11855 Athens, Greece
Interests: aquaculture; fish welfare; fish transcriptomics; gene expression
Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord University, 8006 Bodø, Norway
Interests: aquaculture; genomics; epigenetics; epitranscriptomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Aquatic animals are of great ecological and economic importance and are studied with the aim of understanding basic biological processes by providing insights into the structure and function of higher vertebrate systems. Furthermore, such studies intend to answer questions mainly related to animal production or environmental interactions. Technological advances, mainly in sequencing technologies, enhanced our ability to study various molecular components and expanded our knowledge in transcriptomics and epitranscriptomics across many aquatic organisms. Cultured aquatic animals are studied mainly focusing on reproduction, development, nutrition, growth and responses to stress and diseases. In addition, model aquatic organisms are broadly used for the study of fundamental systems in biology, as well as environmental stressors such as toxicology and infection. The aim of this Special Issue is to collect the most recent advances in interdisciplinary research conducted in functional genomics of aquatic animals. We invite you to share your scientific expertise in transcriptomics and epigenetics of aquatic organisms.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Emmanouil Malandrakis
Dr. Ioannis Konstantinidis
Guest Editors

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  • aquatic animals
  • transcriptomics
  • epigenetics
  • epitranscriptomics
  • gene expression
  • aquaculture
  • meta-genomics

Published Papers

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