Special Issue "Exploring the Genotype–Phenotype Map to Explain Complex Traits"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2017
Prof. Klaus Wimmers
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Institute of Genome, Biology, Genomics Unit, Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2, 18196 Dummerstorf, Germany
Interests: animal genomics; transcriptome; epigenome; animal health; animal welfare
This Special Issue addresses studies along the genotype–phenotype map, aiming at unraveling the genetic foundation of complex quantitative traits.
The appearance of higher organisms is the result of the interaction of environmental factors and many genes. In fact, most properties of plants, animals, and humans depend on the activity of many genes and different modes of interaction along the genotype–phenotype map. The emergence of holistic approaches to analyze the genome, epigenome, transcriptome, proteome, and metabolome provide new opportunities to follow the transition of the genetic potential, which is detailed in the genome, into the final organismal phenotype. The integration of ‘omics’ data and systems biological approaches enable the detection of molecular pathways that are responsible for complex traits and that mediate the interaction of the genotype and the environment. The Special Issue, “Exploring the Genotype–Phenotype Map to Explain Complex Traits”, covers research papers and reviews of studies in man, model organisms, plants, and animals, which are driven by the goal of explaining the determination of a trait based on ‘omics’ data and complementary bioinformatics and systems biology strategies.
Prof. Klaus Wimmers
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- functional networks
- pathway analysis
- quantitative trait
- next generation (exome) sequencing
- gene polymorphisms
- genetic causation
- gene expression
- non-coding RNAs