Special Issue "Genetics and Breeding of Sheep and Goats"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 4931
Sheep and goats are economically important domestic animals and provide necessary meat, milk, skin, wool, cashmere fibers, etc., for human beings. An in-depth knowledge of the biological mechanisms or the identification of functional genes and non-coding RNAs that control important economic traits offers opportunities to improve quantity and quality in sheep and goats. Meanwhile, the development of breeding technologies also accelerates genetic improvements in these traits. In this Special Issue, we welcome original articles, reviews, and new methodologies covering all aspects of genetics and breeding of sheep and goats. These include, but are not limited to, breeding technologies, crossbreeding strategies, quantitative genetics, genetic association studies, transcriptomics, quantitative genomics, and molecular genetic markers.
Prof. Dr. Jiqing Wang
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- sheep and goat
- animal breeding
- quantitative trait
- genetic variation
- molecular genetic marker
- quantitative genetics
- functional gene
- non-coding RNA