Special Issue "Molecular Basis of Inherited Diseases in Companion Animals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020) | Viewed by 32875
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Interests: canine genetics and genomics; molecular basis of inherited disease in dogs and horses; canine morphology; genetic counseling
The field of companion animal genetics has evolved rapidly since the publication of the dog genome in 2005 and the cat genome in 2007. Over the past 15 years, our community has made major advances in understanding the genetic basis of many inherited diseases in companion animals. These discoveries have helped eliminate or significantly reduce the incidence of many life-limiting conditions in our pets, and also demonstrated the importance of companion animal diseases as models for similar disorders in humans. Many early discoveries in our field involved simple Mendelian conditions, but more recent work has started to make strides in understanding the genetic basis of complex inherited disorders.
In this Special Issue, we welcome reviews, original articles, and short communications covering all areas related to the genetic and molecular basis of inherited disorders in dogs, cats, horses, and other companion animal species. These include, but are not limited to, manuscripts related to germline genetics, transcriptomics, and epigenetics. In particular, we are seeking manuscripts that demonstrate the molecular effects of genes and genetic variation on the pathogenesis of companion animal diseases. We are also seeking manuscripts related to improving our understanding of complex inherited disorders in companion animals.
We look forward to your contributions. Please feel free to contact either of us if you have any questions about the guidelines or requirements for this Special Issue.
Dr. Danika Bannasch
Dr. Steven Friedenberg
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- Companion animals
- Mendelian traits
- Complex traits
- Animal models of disease