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Systems Biology in Animal Production and Health (Vol 1 and 2)

by Haja N. Kadarmideen
October 2016

This two-volume work provides an overview on various state of the art experimental and statistical methods, modeling approaches and software tools that are available to generate, integrate and analyze multi-omics datasets in order to detect biomarkers, genetic markers and potential causal genes for improved animal production and health. The book will contain online resources where additional data and programs can be accessed. Some chapters also come with computer programming codes and example datasets to provide readers hands-on (computer) exercises.

This first volume presents the basic principles and concepts of systems biology with theoretical foundations including genetic, co-expression and metabolic networks. It will introduce to multi omics components of systems biology from genomics, through transcriptomics, proteomics to metabolomics. In addition it will highlight statistical methods and (bioinformatic) tools available to model and analyse these data sets along with phenotypes in animal production and health. This book is suitable for both students and teachers in animal sciences and veterinary medicine as well as to researchers in this discipline.

This second volume deals with integrated modeling and analyses of multi-omics datasets from theoretical and computational approaches and presents their applications in animal production and health as well as veterinary medicine to improve diagnosis, prevention and treatment of animal diseases. This book is suitable for both students and teachers in animal sciences and veterinary medicine as well as to researchers in this discipline.

  • Covers a detailed introduction into the concepts of systems biology
  • Presents on how to obtain and interpret multi-omics data sets to improve animal breeding
  • Provides in-depth insights into state-of-the-art bioinformatical methods and their applications
  • Offers a comprehensive overview on Systems Biology in Veterinary Sciences
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