This unique animal science reference, the first of its kind to apply the latest research in systems biology specifically to livestock science, offers a comprehensive introduction to systems biology and a point of entry to detailed literature. Filled with case studies from current research initiatives world-wide, it features chapters on pathogens, reproductive biology, and animal nutrition and links current systems biology techniques to topics in livestock science.
List of Contributors
Chapter 1. Introduction to Systems Biology for Animal Scientists (Christopher K. Tuggle, Fadi Towfic, and Vasant G. Honavar)
Chapter 2. Modeling Approaches in Systems Biology, Including Silicon Cell Models (Alexey N. Kolodkin, Fred C. Boogerd, Frank J. Bruggeman,and Hans V. Westerhoff)
Chapter 3. The IUPS Physiome Project: A Worldwide Systems Biology Initiative (Gregory O'Grady, Peng Du, and Leo K. Cheng)
Chapter 4. Systems Biology in Livestock Health and Disease (Gordon M. Kirby)
Chapter 5. Systems Biology of Host-Food-Microbe Interactions in the Mammalian Gut (Vitor A.P. Martins dos Santos, Michael Muller, Willem M. de Vos, Jerry Wells, Marinus F.W. te Pas, Guido Hooiveld, Peter van Baarlen, Mari A. Smits, and Jaap Keijer)
Chapter 6. From Visual Biological Models Toward Mathematical Models of the Biology of Complex Traits (Marinus F.W. te Pas, Arend J.W. Hoekman, and Ina Hulsegge)
Chapter 7. Molecular Networks as Sensors and Drivers of Uterine Receptivity in Livestock (Stefan Bauersachs and Eckhard Wolf)
Chapter 8. Modeling Approaches to Link Various Levels of Organization in Animal Physiology (Andre Bannink, James France, and Jan Dijkstra)
Chapter 9. Systems Biology and Animal Nutrition: Insights from the Dairy Cow During Growth and the Lactation Cycle (Juan J. Loor, Massimo Bionaz, and Guido Invernizzi)
Chapter 10. Host-Pathogen Interactions (Mari A. Smits and Dirkjan Schokker)
Chapter 11. Systems Biology in Livestock Science and Commercial Livestock Business (Marinus F.W. te Pas, Andre Bannink, and Henri Woelders)
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Marinus F.W. te Pas is a Senior Research Scientist of Genomics and Bioinformatics at the Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen UR Livestock Research. Henri Woelders is a Senior Research Scientist of Reproduction and Fertility, Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen UR Livestock Research. Andre Bannink is a Research Scientist in Animal Nutrition, Wageningen UR Livestock Research.