About this Research Topic
Elucidation of epigenetic modifications controlled by nutrients is required to better understand the diet-gene interactions in avian species. Therefore, comprehensive studies are required to provide mechanistic insights into the nutritional regulation of gene expression through DNA methylation, histone modifications, and noncoding RNA interactions. Recent advances in high throughput techniques, such as whole-genome bisulfite sequencing, chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing, and global RNA-Sequencing, must be utilized for nutrigenomic studies in avian species.
In this Research Topic, we aim to highlight recent advances in nutritional and nutrigenomic interventions focused on improving health and performance, including the development of new methods/protocols and studies which focus on the discovery of diet-gene interactions in avian species.
We particulary welcome Reviews and Original Research articles on the following aspects:
1. Scope of nutrigenomics for enhancing the production and reproduction performances in different avian species
2. Novel interventions involving nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics in poultry nutrition
3. Nutritional interventions to improve gut physiology to enhance nutrient efficiency, performance, and health of birds
4. Phytogenic feed additives having nutraceutical potential to reduce the use of infeed antibiotics in birds
5. Potential modulation of the gut microbiome and immunity-related factors in birds to address health challenges and product quality and safety
6. Interplay of nutrition and genomics to mediate the climatic stress under the climate change scenario
Keywords: Poultry, nutrigenomics, gut physiology, nutritional interventions, performance, health
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