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 a variety of article types (Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, 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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Special Issue

Genetics and Genomics of Cattle/Horse

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

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.

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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.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office (genetics@lidsen.com) for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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