Systems Biology and Livestock Science opens with useful introductory chapters explaining key systems biology principles. The chapters then progress to look at specific advances in fields across livestock science. Coverage includes, but is not limited to, chapters on systems biology approaches to animal nutrition, reproduction, health and disease, and animal physiology.
Written by leading researchers in the field, Systems Biology and Livestock Science, will be an invaluable resource to researchers, professionals, and advance students working in this rapidly developing discipline.
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 M¨uller, 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 (Andr´e 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, Andr´e Bannink, and Henri Woelders).
Henri Woelders is a Senior Research Scientist of Reproduction and Fertility, Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen UR Livestock Research.
André Bannink is a Research Scientist in Animal Nutrition, Wageningen UR Livestock Research.