Special Issue "Genetics and Genomics Applied to Livestock Production"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 23 July 2020.
Interests: genomics; cattle industries; livestock science; animal genetics; biology of reproduction
Genetics and genomics applied to livestock has transformed animal production in the past decades. Still, there is a lot of work ahead. The demand for animal products is rising with a growing global population. At the same time, livestock industries face the challenges imposed by climate change. The environmental footprint of livestock production is of great concern. In the near future, livestock systems will have to produce more while mitigating its impact. A more efficient industry, in terms of water use, nitrogen fixation, and off-setting greenhouse gas emissions has a future. Some animals are naturally more efficient than others, due to favourable genetics. For example, some cows emit less methane than others. Understanding the heritability, the molecular mechanisms and how to manipulate the genome to create the most efficient livestock species will benefit us all. This Special Issue in genes on “Genetics and Genomics Applied to Livestock Production” will highlight how genomics technologies are paving the way to improve livestock systems, address environmental and animal welfare concerns. The Issue will provide an overview of recent developments in this field of research, including critical perspectives on current and upcoming challenges.
Dr. Marina Fortes
Manuscript Submission Information
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- livestock genomics
- methane emissions
- environmental footprint
- carbon neutral animal products
- heat tolerance and animal welfare