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Nutrigenomics in Animal Health and Production

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Meeting the substantial increases in demand for food that are being driven by human population growth will have profound implications for livestock production systems over the coming decades. Animal health and production is a complex interaction between the genetic and environmental factors including ...

Meeting the substantial increases in demand for food that are being driven by human population growth will have profound implications for livestock production systems over the coming decades. Animal health and production is a complex interaction between the genetic and environmental factors including nutrition. Better understanding of the interaction between nutrition and the animal genome could contribute to the improvement of the efficiency of livestock production and meeting the increasing demand for food.
Nutrigenomics are rapidly emerging multidisciplinary sciences, which aim to study the molecular relationships between nutritional stimuli and the response of genes. New techniques involving genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, mobilomics and metabolomics are now making their ways to solve the intervening puzzle between nutrients, genes and performances. These approaches have the potential to change the future of dietary guidelines and prevention of diet-related disease. A personalized nutrition approach based on identification, selection and optimization of nutrients fine-tuned with animal genetic profiles will improve performances, health and wellness.
This Research Topic will highlight emerging research which contributes to our understanding of the role of nutrigenomics for evaluating the effects of nutrition-gene interaction on production efficiency and nutrient utilization.
Both research articles and reviews which explore these topics at Top-down/Bottom-up levels, in other words from cellular and molecular levels to the whole animal and vice versa, are welcome.


Keywords: Gene expression, Protein expression, Epigenetics, Nutrition, Metabolism, Energy intake, Energy expenditure, Signaling pathways, Nutrigenomics, Kinomics


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