Special Issue "Biomarkers Involved in Meat and Milk Yield, Composition and Technological Properties in Livestock Species"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: fatty acids; milk composition; animal production; casein gene cluster; goat, sheep; growth hormone; polymorphism; ovine milk; milk coagulation property; cheese-making property; duplicate GH gene; renneting properties; goat milk; alpha-lactalbumin; autochthonous goat; haplotypes; single nucleotide polymorphism; Mediterranean breeds; Alpine breeds; fat; protein; casein; casein number; growth hormone receptor; association analysis
Livestock production is constantly evolving and today, more than ever, the food sector calls for increasingly innovative and balanced responses to food production. Sustainable production requires high efficiency, respecting the environment and animal welfare, to offer the consumer a quality product. Many advancements have been made in recent decades, especially for livestock production, but these have not always been tracked by the same results in all the different species, sometimes due to their lower economic value. To optimize production, it is fundamental to use all the available knowledge in order to set up the most appropriate management strategies.
This Special Issue will gather information about biomarkers involved in meat and milk yield, composition (including protein and lipid contents and fatty acid composition), and technological properties (including meat processing and milk transformation into cheese or any other dairy processing). Livestock species of interest in this context are cattle, goat, sheep, buffalo, donkey, camel, etc. Biomarkers include genomic elements such as SNPs, indels, CNVs and any genomic regions associated with the mentioned milk traits, and transcriptomic and proteomic elements, such as transcription factors involved in signaling pathways coordinating milk protein synthesis, as well as microRNAs; metabolomic elements indicators of meat and milk quality are also accepted.
This Special Issue welcomes original research papers and reviews, which contribute up-to-date contents about biomarkers associated with meat quality, milk yield and composition, as well as meat and milk technological properties in livestock species.
Prof. Maria Luisa Dettori
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- milk yield
- milk composition
- meat quality
- technological properties
- transcription factor
- fatty acid composition