Annual Review of Animal Biosciences
Functional annotation of genomes is a prerequisite for contemporary basic and applied genomic research, yet farmed animal genomics is deficient in such annotation. To address this, the FAANG (Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes) Consortium is producing genome-wide data sets on RNA expression, DNA methylation, and chromatin modification, as well...
Bioinformatics and biology insights
The era of high-throughput sequencing has made it relatively simple to sequence genomes and transcriptomes of individuals from many species. In order to analyze the resulting sequencing data, high-quality reference genome assemblies are required. However, this is still a major challenge, and many domesticated animal genomes still need to be sequenc...
As a parasite that is able to infect numerous animal species,Toxoplasma gondii is widely distributed in wild and domestic animals, and infections in humans probably initially occurred with the domestication of animals. This chapter reviews the epidemiology and prevalence of toxoplasmosis in wildlife, zoos and domesticated animals.