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Applications in Genetics and Animal Biotechnology

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2022) | Viewed by 6113

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Department of Agri-Food, Environmental, and Animal Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
Interests: innovation in aquaculture; Salmo trutta; trout; Salmonidae; fish meal; diet; hepatosomatic index; genotype; best linear unbiased prediction; breeding value
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Dear Colleagues,

Animal genetics, as a branch of genetics, mainly studies the principles and methods of genetic improvement of various animals related to humans, such as livestock, fish, birds, insects and other animal traits.

We aim to collect original articles or reviews which can be published in our Special Issue “Applications in Genetics and Animal Biotechnology.” The research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Molecular genetics;
  • Cytogenetics;
  • Population genetics;
  • Evolution;
  • Gene mutation;
  • Chromosomal aberration;
  • Genomics;
  • Bioinformatics;
  • Genetic engineering.

If you are interested in this topic and wish to contribute, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Edo Dagaro
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • molecular genetics
  • cytogenetics
  • population genetics
  • evolution
  • gene mutation
  • chromosomal aberration
  • genomics
  • bioinformatics
  • genetic engineering

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Applications in Genetics and Animal Biotechnology
by Edo D’Agaro
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(18), 9242; https://doi.org/10.3390/app12189242 - 15 Sep 2022
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The present Special Issue, “Applications in Genetics and Animal Biotechnology”, presents the latest advances in the field of animal genetics [...] Full article
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Recent Trends and Economic Aspects in the Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Sector
by Edo D’Agaro, PierPaolo Gibertoni and Stefano Esposito
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(17), 8773; https://doi.org/10.3390/app12178773 - 31 Aug 2022
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In recent decades, the global aquaculture sector has become more complex and dynamic due to several factors, such as strong demand at the retail level, diversification of farmed species, outsourcing of product processing, and synergies among producers, processors, and retailers. Globally, the fish [...] Read more.
In recent decades, the global aquaculture sector has become more complex and dynamic due to several factors, such as strong demand at the retail level, diversification of farmed species, outsourcing of product processing, and synergies among producers, processors, and retailers. Globally, the fish food sector has become very important to meet the growing human demand for food. In 2020, 89% of fish production was used for direct human consumption (17% of the total protein consumed). Global fish consumption has increased (excluding algae) at an annual rate of 3% since 1960. In 2030, the total fish production is expected to reach 202 million tons (MT) and the aquaculture production 106 MT. The United Nations has estimated that, between now and 2030, the global demand for fish products will increase by at least 40 MT each year. This need cannot be satisfied by fishing alone, given that fishing practices have reached an intensity that is unsustainable, and that climate change and pollution are worsening the problems of marine ecosystems. European and Italian aquaculture is characterised by a diversification scenario in terms of production systems, technologies adopted, and species bred. According to an EU report, Italian aquaculture production has grown by 4% in the last five years (fourth place in Europe). In Italy, rainbow trout is the most widely farmed species. The production of rainbow trout contributes approximately 25.5% of the total value and 69.9% of the volume of farmed fish. Over the past ten years, trout production has increased by 8.5% overall with an average annual growth rate of 2.5%. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the economic situation of the rainbow trout production and consumption sectors in Italy using a supply chain approach. In particular, in this brief excursus, the main production trends and the economic and organisational relationships between the various companies and associations in the aquaculture sector are analysed. Full article
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