Special Issue "Trends and Prospects in Pig Genomics and Genetics"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Katarzyna Piórkowska
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Department of Animal Molecular Biology, National Research Institute of Animal Production, 31-047 Cracow, Poland
Interests: pig; chicken; horse genomics; transcriptomics and epigenomics
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Dr. Katarzyna Ropka-Molik
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Department of Animal Molecular Biology, National Research Institute of Animal Production, Krakowska 1, 32-083 Balice, Poland
Interests: pig and horse genomics; transcriptomics and epigenomics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pigs (Sus scrofa) are the most widespread large mammals in the world. The Sus genus includes domestic pigs and wild boar. They are omnivores and are biologically similar to humans, and thus are frequently used for human medical research and as animal models. Molecular biology methods also assist agricultural progress, including pig production and breeding. Since the draft reference genome sequence of S. scrofa was assembled in 2012, the process of the identification of genes related to important phenotypic traits and the search for genetic markers for selection has been significantly refined. In turn, the newest wide-range high-throughput techniques including microarrays, next-generation sequencing, and the recent PacBio sequencing platform providing ultra-long sequencing reads allow the identification of gene mutations and gene candidates at the whole-genome, transcriptome, or epigenome scale, and enable the estimation of quantitative traits important for breeding and the genetic background of inherited diseases.

Special Issue "Trends and Prospects in Pig Genomics and Genetics" is the second version of the successful special issue “Pig Genomics and Genetics” (https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/genes/special_issues/Pig_Genomics_Genetics). In this special issue, we will continue to present the state-of-the-art in the field of pig genetics and genomics, including the identification of gene candidates linked to important pig traits as well as to nutritional modifications, assembling the most recent advances in one place. The manuscripts focusing on high-throughput methodologies, such as RNA-sequencing, ATAC-seq, MACE-seq, Chip-seq, and RRBS will be appreciated, as will manuscripts covering other fields of pig genetics.

Dr. Katarzyna Piórkowska
Dr. Katarzyna Ropka-Molik
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • porcine
  • breeding
  • genetic marker
  • RNA-seq
  • genome
  • pig traits

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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