OBM Genetics is an international Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. It accepts papers addressing basic and medical aspects of genetics and epigenetics and also ethical, legal and social issues. Coverage includes clinical, developmental, diagnostic, evolutionary, genomic, mitochondrial, molecular, oncological, population and reproductive aspects. It publishes research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes, etc. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.
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Genetics and Genomics of Cattle/Horse
Submission Deadline: July 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now
Amanda Marchi Maiorano, PhD
School of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Uberlandia (UFU) - FAMEV, Campus Gloria, Bloco 1CCG, Sala 211A, BR-050, KM 78, Bairro Gloria. CEP: 38410337 - Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Research interests: beef cattle, disease resistance, fitness, genomic selection, population structure, selection signatures.
About the topic:
Breeding programs have prioritized selection for productive and efficient animals over the years, inducing changes in specific regions of the genome. Livestock systems have changed to keep high production rates and respond to consumer demands. Preferences for sustainable products and health and welfare in livestock are growing among consumers. Along this path, livestock genetics has always been relevant. Advances in computer science, molecular genetics, modeling, machine learning, and other fields hold promise for achieving precision in livestock production. In cattle and horses, scientists are working to understand evolutive and biological processes related to complex phenotypes. Functional information is being incorporated into mathematical models to verify if they can provide better gains in genetic evaluations. There has always been a long-term commitment to follow in the field of genetics applied to livestock. Scientists, industry, and producers have been doing an excellent job in improving herds of economic interest, and now we have powerful tools that can accelerate the process. Sharing knowledge and keeping up to date with innovations is essential. Therefore, for this special issue of OBM Genetics, we will seek articles that reflect current research on Cattle and Horse Genetics and related areas. Original research articles, review articles, communications, and perspectives are invited in all areas pertinent to this topic.
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