Special Issue "Poultry Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2021.
Interests: poultry; genetics; genomics; breeding; performance; population and evolutionary genetics; marker assisted selection
Poultry species are becoming more and more important for providing meat and eggs to humans. Since the poultry species were domesticated, humans have selected and bred poultry species, mostly for production traits. Additionally, there are still some of the native poultry breeds documented, indicating that further improvement is possible for disease resistance etc. Except for providing meat and eggs, the major species of poultry—chicken—has been used for the elucidation of developmental biology, virology, oncogenesis and immunology.
Since the release of the first draft of the chicken genome in 2004, research in the “Poultry Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology” areas have enormously improved. However, there are numerous poultry characteristics and economic traits with unknown genetic backgrounds. With the high-throughput genetic and genomic techniques available today, the research community has the possibility to also unravel the complex traits of the poultry. Therefore, this Special Issue in Genes will highlight the cutting edge of poultry Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology issues. The Issue will provide an overview of recent developments in this field of research, including perspectives on current and upcoming challenges.
Prof. Jun–Heon Lee
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