Special Issue "Inside the Genetics and Genomics of Variability and Functionality in Vertebrates: Current Applications and Perspectives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
Interests: Genomics; Animal Genetics; Animal Breeding
Interests: Genomics; Animal Genetics; Animal Breeding; biostatistics
In the last years, applications of genetics and genomics have entered the study of vertebrates due not only to the availability of platforms that allow rapid and affordable study of the DNA sequence and its variation, with the possibility of generating amount of information that was unthinkable up to a few years ago, but also to the exponential growth of statistical and information technology (IT) applications that allow managing and maximizing the available information. The challenge in the post-genomic era is extracting functional or evolutionary inferences from DNA data. Simultaneously, tools such as microsatellites, although scaled down in use, continue to be used for the study of the structure and variability of animal populations, especially when updated technical and adequate economic means are not available.
In this Special Issue, we propose a collection of works on the possible applications of genetics and genomics to the various fields of the study of vertebrate populations (both domestic and wild), with particular attention to those applications aimed at current issues of climate change, conservation, and sustainable management and improvement of genetic resources.
Dr. Vincenzo Landi
Dr. Elena Ciani
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- Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)
- Microsatellites (short tandem repeats, STRs)
- Copy number variations (CNVs)
- Selection signatures
- Functional genomics
- Gene flow Admixture