Reproductive Genomics in Domestic Animals is a thorough examination of genomics in the livestock industry, encompassing genome sciences, genome biotechnology, and reproduction. Recent developments in molecular genetics and genomics have enabled scientists to identify and characterize genes contributing to the complexity of reproduction in domestic animals, allowing scientists to improve reproductive traits. Providing the livestock industry with essential tools for enhancing reproductive efficiency, Reproductive Genomics in Domestic Animals surveys the current status of reproductive genomes and looks to the future direction of research.
Table of Contents
Part I: Quantitative Genomics of Reproduction.
- Chapter 1. Reproductive Genomics: Genome, Transcriptome and Proteome Resources (Noelle E. Cockett, Utah State University).
- Chapter 2. Quantitative Genomics of Female Reproduction (Jeffrey L. Vallet, Dan J. Nonneman, and Larry A. Kuehn, USDA MARC).
- Chapter 3. Quantitative Genomics of Male Reproduction (Eduardo Casas, J. Joe Ford, and Gary A. Rohrer, USDA MARC).
- Chapter 4. Genetics and Genomics of Reproductive Disorders (Peter Dovc, Tanja Kunej and Galen A Williams, University of Ljubljana).
- Chapter 5. Genetics and Genomics of Reproductive Diseases (Holly Neibergs and Ricardo Zanella, Washington State University).
- Chapter 6. Comparative Genomics of Y Chromosome and Male Fertility (Wansheng Liu, The Pennsylvania State University).
- Chapter 7. Mitochondriomics of Reproduction and Fertility (Zhihua Jiang, Galen A. Williams, Jie Chen and Jennifer J. Michal, Washington State University).
Part II: Physiological Genomics of Reproduction.
- Chapter 8. Functional genomics studies of ovarian function in livestock: Physiological insight gained and perspective for the future (Beau Schilling and George W. Smith, Michigan State University East Lansing).
- Chapter 9. Physiological genomics of preimplantation embryo development in production animals (Luc J. Peelman, Ghent University).
- Chapter 10. Physiological genomics of conceptus-endometrial interactions mediating corpus luteum rescue (Troy L. Ott, The Pennsylvania State University, Thomas E. Spencer, Texas A&M University).
- Chapter 11. Physiological Genomics of Placental Growth and Development (Sukanta Mondal).
- Chapter 12. Cellular, molecular and genomic mechanisms regulating testis function in livestock (Kyle Caires, Washington State University Jon Oatley and Derek McLean, Penn State University).
Part III: Genomics and Reproductive Biotechnology.
- Chapter 13. The Epigenome and its Relevance to Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer and Nuclear Reprograming (Jorge A. Piedrahita, Steve Bischoff and Shengdar Tsai, , North Carolina State University).
- Chapter 14. Biotechnology and Fertility Regulation (Valéria Conforti).
- Chapter 15. Proteomics of Male Seminal Plasma (Vera Jonakova, Jiri Jonak and Marie Ticha Institute of Molecular Genetics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic).
- Chapter 16. Evolutionary Genomics of Sex Determination in Domestic Animals (Eric Pailhoux and Corinne Cotinot, Batiment J. Poly).
- Chapter 17. Toxicogenomics of Reproductive Endocrine Disruption (Ulf Magnusson and Lennart Dencker, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences).
- Chapter 18. Nutrigenomics for Improved Reproduction(John P. McNamara, Washington State University).
Zhihua Jiang, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Animal Genomics in the Department of Animal Sciences at Washington State University.
Troy L. Ott, Ph.D., PAS, is Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology at Penn State University.