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Research Project: Improving Feed Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability of Dairy Cattle through Genomics and Novel Technologies

Location: Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory

Title: Epigenetics and heritable phenotypic variations in livestock

item LIN, SHUDAI - South China Agricultural University
item FANG, LINGZHAO - University Of Maryland
item Li, Congjun - Cj
item Liu, Ge - George

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/28/2018
Publication Date: 5/24/2019
Citation: Lin, S., Fang, L., Li, C., Liu, G. 2019. Epigenetics and heritable phenotypic variations in livestock. In: Tollefsbol T. (editor). Transgenerational Epigenetics. 2nd edition. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier, p. 283-313

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The epigenomic study has greatly facilitated the development of life science in recent years and opened a momentous opportunity for animal science. Epigenetic research activities on farm animal species were lagged behind extensive work in humans and model organisms. This chapter introduces recent achievements on epigenetic research and development in livestock and presents recent major advances in epigenetics and transgenerational epigenetics in livestock animals.