Metabolomics in Livestock Sciences

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


Metabolomics is the systematic study of all the metabolites present in a cell, tissue, or organ. It is as an important functional genomics tool which provides a complete picture of a living organism. The amalgamation of metabolomics with other omic-based approaches is of growing interest, as it leads to a better comprehensive understanding of physiology of an organism. The metabolome is the end product of all the biological processes; thus, it can also explain the link between genotype and phenotype. This expanding technology can aid the disease research, pharmaceutical drug development and development of healthier and safer foods, and routinely used personal care products.
  • Highlights

  • Metabolomics is the study of entire range of metabolites including small molecules in cells, tissue, and biofluids

  • The technique is based on a number of advanced analytical instrumentation and bioinformatics tools

  • Metabolomics allows researchers to focus on measuring end products, and use the inferences to detect diseases and livestock monitoring.


Metabolomics Metabolite profiling Biomarker discovery Metabolome database Disease diagnosis Livestock health 


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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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