Special Issue "Avian Viruses and Host Responses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2021.
Interests: avian genomics; chickens; host responses to infection; disease resistance; avian influenza; Marek’s Disease; environmental adaptation
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We are now living in a time in which the ability to sustainably feed our current and future population is at the forefront of our attention. This comes against the background of a rapidly increasing global population, reduced availability of land for food production, and the presence of drastic climate change. Another particular threat to our food sources comes from disease. Of particular note is the growing demand for poultry products, with the need for egg/meat production to increase dramatically by 2050. One way to try and safeguard this valuable resource, improve animal welfare, and make the industry as economically competitive as possible is to address the question of disease. The effects of avian viruses have huge implications on animal wellbeing, costing the poultry industry billions in losses each year and producing the ever-present risk of zoonoses, with the potential to impact human health. This Special Issue will present a collection of papers describing current knowledge with regard to a range of avian viruses and also the subsequent host responses to these viruses. Understanding the genetics of both the viruses and the host response to infection will enable us to begin to provide a solution to this problem, whether that be from improved vaccines, selective breeding programs, or via future gene editing technologies.
Dr. Jacqueline Smith
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