Special Issue "Applying Genomic Technology to Animal Reproduction"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 278

Special Issue Editors

Escola de Ciẽncias Agrárias, Inovação e Negócios, Curso de Medicina Veterinária, University of Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo, Brazil
Interests: animal reproduction biotechnology; genome sequencing; GWAS
Laboratório de Reprodução Animal, Embrapa Suínos e Aves, Parque Estação Biológica, Brasília 70770-901, Brazil
Interests: IVF; genome editing; xenotransplant
Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Rua Ramiro Barcelos, Brazil
Interests: advances in reproductive technologies in farm animals; reproductive physiopathology; embryology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The reproductive success of domestic animals plays an important role in the sustainability and evolution of different species. Therefore, the understanding of mechanisms to improve the reproductive efficiency among animals will lead to the success of the system. The use of genomic technologies to better select animals has accelerated cumulative and permanent genetic gain among animals. In addition, it has improved the understanding of genetic mechanisms involved with reproductive success. Genome sequencing has enabled the identification of genes and their association with important phenotypes. For this purpose, the Special Issue “Applying Genomic Technology to Animal Reproduction” is designed to discuss the recent application of cutting-edge approaches in the use of genomics to understand reproductive control in animals. The content of this Special Issue will be original research papers, review articles, as well as short communications.

Dr. Ricardo Zanella
Dr. Mariana Groke Marques
Dr. Marcelo Bertolini
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • animal biotechnologies
  • genomic approaches
  • IVF
  • sequencing technologies
  • gene editing
  • endocrinology
  • embryo transfer

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Anti-Müllerian hormone as molecular and physiological marker to improve reproductive performance in Holstein dairy cows exposed to heat stress
Author: Luna-Nevárez
Highlights: AMH is a marker for fertility in cattle but is affected by heat stress. Molecular and endocrine technologies are useful to decipher AMH marker ability in heat-stressed dairy cows. Six AMH-related SNPs were proposed as molecular markers to improve summer reproductive performance. Serum AMH was an endocrine biomarker for summer fertility only in cows under moderate heat stress.

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