Special Issue "Advances in Yak Genetic Breeding"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2023) | Viewed by 211

Special Issue Editors

Lanzhou Institute of Husbandry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, China
Interests: animal breeding; molecular genetics; molecular markers; RNA-seq; non-coding RNA; yak
Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qinghai, China
Interests: animal breeding; functional genomics; environmental adaptation; reproductive regulation; spermatogenesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Yaks are an important and indispensable genetic resource in China. The number of yaks in China accounts for more than 90% of the world's total. Yaks have strong adaptability to harsh environments (such as cold, hypoxia, and seasonal nutritional deficiencies), and can provide meat, milk, wool, leather, servitude, fuel, and other necessities for Tibetans. They have become the most basic means of production and living, playing an irreplaceable role in the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau. Meanwhile, the development of breeding technologies also accelerates genetic improvements in economic traits. In this Special Issue, we welcome original articles, reviews, and new methodologies that cover all aspects of the genetics and breeding of yaks. 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. Chunnian Liang
Dr. Gongxue Jia
Guest Editors

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  • yak
  • yak breeding
  • quantitative trait
  • genetic variation
  • genomics
  • transcriptomics
  • molecular genetic marker
  • quantitative genetics
  • functional gene
  • non-coding RNA

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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