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Editorial: Traditional and up-to-date genomic insights into domestic animal diversity

Romanov, Michael N, Sölkner, Johann, Zinovieva, Natalia A., Wimmers, Klaus, Weigend, Steffen (2023) Editorial: Traditional and up-to-date genomic insights into domestic animal diversity. Frontiers in Genetics, 13 . Article Number 1117708. E-ISSN 1664-8021. (doi:10.3389/fgene.2022.1117708) (KAR id:99380)

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Domesticated animals play a significant role in local, national, and international agricultural output as well as in daily human life and culture. Additionally, they make up a sizeable portion of the biodiversity of the planet, which is essential for producing food and other animal products for human consumption. The present Frontiers in Genetics Research Topic (Figure 1) is devoted to various issues pertinent diversity of farm animals. The latter is at serious risk today, which could result in a reduction in the resources available to produce breed-specific food products and other necessities of everyday living. Importantly, genetic diversity is necessary for future animal breeding to be flexible enough to adapt livestock populations to changing customer demands and climatic conditions. Continued efforts are required to protect biodiversity, stop the loss of animal breeds, and maintain genetic diversity and develop strategies to use resource population in regional (niche) production systems.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3389/fgene.2022.1117708
Uncontrolled keywords: domestic animal diversity, phenotypic traits, genomics, SNP genotyping, transcriptome, candidate genes, selective sweep, disease resistance
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Reproduction
Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Biosciences
Signature Themes: Food Systems, Natural Resources and Environment
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Mike Romanov
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2023 09:29 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2023 09:52 UTC
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