Transcriptomics: Genome-Wide Expression Analysis in Livestock Research

  • Birbal SinghEmail author
  • Gorakh Mal
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
  • Manishi Mukesh


Transcriptomics or genome-wide expression analysis has always played a central role in the field of functional genomics. Simultaneous quantification of thousands of genes at genome-wide scale has revolutionized the research in livestock. It has helped in unraveling the complexity of gene regulation and providing insights into gene networks and molecular pathways relevant to functional traits.
  • Highlights

  • Transcriptomics describes and estimates the genes expressed in cells or organisms.

  • Several candidate genes are identified by transcriptomic analysis and suggested to understand diseases, stress, and genetic merits of livestock.


Transcriptomics RNA-Seq Expression microarrays Microarray platforms Adaptive traits Disease diagnosis Lactation physiology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Birbal Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gorakh Mal
    • 1
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
    • 2
  • Manishi Mukesh
    • 3
  1. 1.ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Regional StationPalampurIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyKurukshetra UniversityKurukshetraIndia
  3. 3.Department of Animal BiotechnologyICAR-National Bureau of Animal Genetic ResourcesKarnalIndia

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