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dc.contributorM. Ibeagha-Awemu, Evelineen_US
dc.contributorN. Javaremi, Ardeshiren_US
dc.contributorA. Gutierrez Reynoso, Gustavoen_US
dc.contributorMwacharo, Joramen_US
dc.contributorRothschild, Max F.en_US
dc.contributorSölkner, Johannen_US
dc.creatorCatherine Muchadeyi, Faraien_US
dc.identifier.citationFarai Catherine Muchadeyi, Eveline M. Ibeagha-Awemu, Ardeshir N. Javaremi, Gustavo A. Gutierrez Reynoso, Joram Mwacharo, Max F. Rothschild, Johann Sölkner. (26/6/2020). Editorial: Why Livestock Genomics for Developing Countries Offers Opportunities for Success. Frontiers in Genetics, 11: 626, pp. 1-2.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the developing world, rural farmers rely on local breeds to play crucial roles aimed at ameliorating the effects of adverse environments and resources shortages in sustaining their livelihoods. The local breeds appear to be adapted to numerous unfavorable environmental stressors that include worsening droughts characterized by extreme temperatures and debilitating disease challenges, the epitome of low input production systems. Breeding and genetics research programs are striving to develop robust animals that are adapted to local conditions and can produce at optimal and sustainable levels under constrained environments. Elucidating the intertwined relationship between production environments and the genetics of animals, with the aim of establishing selection priorities and developing suitable improvement strategies, is critical. Previously, livestock improvement programs have failed to realize expected gains due to the lack of performance data, pedigree records and funding, and worsened by such factors as uncontrolled livestock breeding practices on communal pastures. Advances in livestock genomics have facilitated the generation of “big data” in genetics through the advent of whole genome/transcriptome sequencing, genome assemblies and genome-wide SNP genotyping. Regardless of the room for genetic gains in local breeds and the anticipated higher impact of genomics assisted breeding and selection, developing countries still lag behind in the uptake of genomic technologies. This Research Topic addresses the need for livestock genomics for developing countries through review articles, original research articles and considerations of future opportunities.en_US
dc.publisherFrontiers Mediaen_US
dc.sourceFrontiers in Genetics;11:626,(2020) Pagination 1,2en_US
dc.subjectindigenous livestocken_US
dc.subjectgenetic adaptationen_US
dc.titleEditorial: Why Livestock Genomics for Developing Countries Offers Opportunities for Successen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idMwacharo, Joram: 0000-0001-6981-8140en_US
cg.subject.agrovocdeveloping countriesen_US
cg.subject.agrovocproduction systemsen_US
cg.contributor.centerAgricultural Research Council, Plant Protection Research Institute - ARC - PPRIen_US
cg.contributor.centerAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada - AAFCen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Tehran - UoTen_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Agrarian University La Molina - UNALMen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerIowa State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences - IASTATE-CALSen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Natural Resources and LIfe Science - BOKUen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems - LAFSen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.projectCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systemsen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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