Special Issue "Genomic Technology Applied to Poultry Research"

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Maria Siwek
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Guest Editor
UTP, University of Science and Technology, 85-796 Bydgoszcz, Poland
Interests: animal genomics
Dr. Anna Slawinska
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Guest Editor
UTP, University of Science and Technology, 85-796 Bydgoszcz, Poland
Interests: avian immunology; resilience; gene expression
Dr. Aleksandra Dunisławska
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Guest Editor
UTP, University of Science and Technology, 85-796 Bydgoszcz, Poland
Interests: animal transcriptomics; epigenetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Poultry species are commonly used as a source of eggs, meat, and feathers for consumers worldwide. At the same time, poultry species serve as important model organisms in biomedical research.

Poultry has been farmed in all environments and farming systems, which explains its extremely high spectrum of genetic variability. On the one hand, genetic selection led to the development of specialized, highly efficient genetic lines. However, on the other hand, there are still plenty of heritage breeds that are well adapted to local environments and carry unique genetic makeups. In this Special Issue, we focus on various aspects of molecular research applied to gallinaceous poultry and waterfowl. The scope of this Special Issue addresses molecular pathways involved in avian physiology and adaptation. We invite reports that elucidate the genetic underpinnings of complex traits, such as resilience, efficiency, and sustainability. An array of molecular techniques and research approaches are appropriate, including sequencing, transcriptomic and proteomic datasets, and gene expression regulation by environmental or epigenetic factors, as well as gene association studies. In summary, we aim to create a platform for the most up-to-date advances in the field of genetic research applied to poultry.

Dr. Maria Siwek
Dr. Anna Slawinska
Dr. Aleksandra Dunisławska
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • poultry
  • chicken
  • quail
  • waterfowl
  • genomics
  • transcriptomics
  • proteomics
  • epigenetics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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