Animal Biotechnology (ANIM BIOTECHNOL)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Journal description

Animal Biotechnology is the first journal to cover the identification and manipulation of genes and their products, stressing applications in domesticated animals. The journal publishes full-length articles, short research communications, as well as appropriate reviews. The journal also provides a forum for regulatory or scientific issues related to cell and molecular biology, immunogenetics, transgenic animals, and microbiology.

Current impact factor: 0.76

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.755
2013 Impact Factor 0.636
2012 Impact Factor 0.882
2011 Impact Factor 0.927
2010 Impact Factor 0.818
2009 Impact Factor 0.814
2008 Impact Factor 0.759
2007 Impact Factor 1.475
2006 Impact Factor 1.182
2005 Impact Factor 0.906
2004 Impact Factor 1.472
2003 Impact Factor 1.263
2002 Impact Factor 1.037
2001 Impact Factor 0.484
2000 Impact Factor 0.725
1999 Impact Factor 1.073
1998 Impact Factor 1.105
1997 Impact Factor 1.148

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.71
Cited half-life 8.50
Immediacy index 0.28
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.17
Website Animal Biotechnology website
Other titles Animal biotechnology (Online)
ISSN 1049-5398
OCLC 45273808
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    • STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The 5′-Adenosine-monophosphate -activated protein kinase plays a key role in regulating cellular energy homeostasis, and it was reported that nucleotide variants in the genes coding the protein were associated with meat quality. In the present study, genetic variations in the exons of gamma non-catalytic subunit genes of the protein kinase were screened among 284 White Plymouth Rock chickens from 7 families with denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis, and their meat quality traits including drip loss and cooked meat rate which reflect water holding capacity and serum biochemical indices were also measured, and the association between the genotypes and the traits was analyzed with a SAS GLM procedure. Our results showed that there were three G/A nucleotide variants including one in exon 6 of the gamma subunit 2 gene and two in exon 11 of the gamma subunit 3 gene, which resulted in amino acid substitutions V150I, V315 M, and A337 T, respectively. And locus V315 M was associated with water holding capacity significantly (P < 0.05). The studied polymorphic locus has the potential to be used as a genetic marker for poultry breeding work.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Animal Biotechnology
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    ABSTRACT: Knockdown of myostatin gene (MSTN), transforming growth factor-β superfamily, and a negative regulator of the skeletal muscle growth, by RNA interference (RNAi), has been reported to increase muscle mass in mammals. The current study was aimed to cotransfect two anti-MSTN short hairpin RNA (shRNA) constructs in caprine fetal fibroblast cells for transient silencing of MSTN gene. In the present investigation, approximately 89% MSTN silencing was achieved in transiently transfected caprine fetal fibroblast cells by cotransfection of two best out of four anti-MSTN shRNA constructs. Simultaneously, we also monitored the induction of IFN responsive genes (IFN), pro-apoptotic gene (caspase3) and anti-apoptotic gene (MCL-1) due to cotransfection of different anti-MSTN shRNA constructs. We observed induction of 0.66-19.12, 1.04-4.14, 0.50-3.43, and 0.42-1.98 for folds IFN-β, OAS1, caspase3, and MCL-1 genes, respectively (p < 0.05). This RNAi based cotransfection method could provide an alternative strategy of gene knockout and develop stable caprine fetal fibroblast cells. Furthermore, these stable cells can be used as a cell donor for the development of transgenic cloned embryos by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) technique.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Animal Biotechnology
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    ABSTRACT: The present study was designed to investigate the expression pattern of IGF-I, IGF-II, type-I and II IGF-receptors, and IGFBP-1-4 in different stages of buffalo ovarian preantral follicles (PFs), antral follicles (AFs), ovulatory follicles (OFs), and immature (IM) and in vitro matured (MO) oocytes. Buffalo ovaries were collected from local abattoir, PFs (200-250 µm), AFs (1-3 mm), and OFs (5-8 mm) were isolated by mechanical method. PFs, AFs, OFs, and oocytes were lysed to release mRNA, reverse transcribed, and then subjected to RT-PCR, whereas protein were localized through immunohistochemistry. Relative expression of mRNA transcripts was clearly seen for IGF-II, type-I and II IGF-receptors, and IGFBP-1-4 in all the stages of developing follicles and oocytes. We were unable to detect mRNA and protein expression of IGF-1 in any of the oocytes or follicles at any stage of the development. IGF-II and both IGF receptors mRNA expression were found higher (P < 0.05) in PFs compared to AFs and OFs. Expression of IGFBP-1 and 2 in PFs, as well as IGFBP-3 and 4 in AFs, was found with higher (P < 0.05) levels. The expression results were further confirmed by localization of IGF-II, type-I and II IGF-receptors, and IGFBP-1-4 proteins. In conclusion, IGF-II appears to be the only ligand that is endogenously expressed by all the follicular stages and oocytes, which may act in an autocrine manner through the Type-1 IGF receptor. Expression of IGFBP-1-4 and IGF-II suggests the possible role of these genes in recruitment, growth, proliferation, and steroidogenic responses during developmental phases of buffalo ovarian follicles.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · Animal Biotechnology
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    ABSTRACT: Cytokines play an important role in regulation of immune responses either in health or disease. In the present study, the cDNAs encoding mature Interleukin (IL)-2, interferon gamma (IFN-γ), and IL-12 p35 and p40 of Pashmina goat were cloned and sequenced. The amino acid sequence was deduced from nucleotide sequence and compared with those available in GeneBank. Mature forms of goat IL-2, IFN-γ, IL-12 p35, and IL-12 p40 composed of 135, 143, 196, and 305 amino acid residues, respectively. Comparison of amino acid sequence of goat IL-2 with sheep, buffalo, cattle, pig, camel, cat, and human sequences showed homology percentages of 100, 97.8, 96.3, 72.4, 72.4, 67.2, and 64.7, respectively. Amino acid sequence of goat IFN-γ showed 98.6, 95.8, 81.1, 81.8, 80.4, and 62.9 percent homology with sheep, bovine, pig, horse, dog, and humans, respectively. Homology ranging from 81.6 to 99% for IL-12 p35 sequences and 85.6 to 100% for IL-12 p40 sequences at amino acid level were observed across these species. Multiple sequence alignment and phylogenetic analysis of goat cytokines revealed close relationship with sheep sequence.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · Animal Biotechnology
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    ABSTRACT: The single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the 5' upstream of bovine IL8 gene were investigated in 810 Chinese Holstein cows from 35 bull families in a dairy farm in Shanghai using polymerase chain reaction-single strand conformation polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) technique. The Real-time PCR and Western blot were used to detect the mRNA and protein levels of genotype Chinese Holstein dairy cows. The results showed that one SNP -105G>A was detected, designating three genotypes (GG, GA and AA) with respective frequencies of 0.38, 0.46, and 0.16. The significant association of the SNP -105G>A with somatic cell score (SCS) was identified. Genotype GG had a significantly lower SCS than genotype GA or AA (P < 0.01), and the relative mRNA expression and protein level of GG was found to be the highest. These results suggest that the genotype GG may be a useful genetic marker for mastitis resistance selection and breeding in Chinese Holstein dairy cows.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · Animal Biotechnology
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    ABSTRACT: Mx1 protein is I type interferons (IFNs)-induced 76-kDa guanosine triphosphatases (GTPases) that belong to the dynamin superfamily of large GTPases. Mx1 proteins have attracted attention because some display antiviral activity against pathogenic RNA and DNA viruses. Meanwhile, Mx1 gene generally exists in organisms or cells of mammalian, fish and chicken. Blocking a wide range of RNA virus replication by inhibiting nuclear viral mRNA synthesis is a unique property of Mx1 protein. In order to investigate a novel prevention measure against foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) and bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV), which frequently break out in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China, we investigated the effects of porcine Mx1 protein on FMDV and BVDV replication by measuring viral reverse transcriptase activity at various time intervals. In our study, Mx1 protein was overexpressed in BHK-21 and MDBK cells mediated by lentivirus prior to infect with FMDV and BVDV. FMDV and BVDV replication levels were monitored by quantitative real-Time PCR. The results showed porcine Mx1 overexpression significantly inhibited both FMDV and BVDV replication within 12 and 36 hours post-infection (pi). The finding may provide a new therapeutic approach for preventing from FDMV and BVDV infection.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Animal Biotechnology
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    ABSTRACT: The adiponectin receptor 2 (ADIPOR2) is a receptor for both globular and full-length adiponectin. In the current study, two genetic variations in ADIPOR2 gene were identified in an F2 resource population of Gushi chicken and Anka broiler. Association analysis between the two SNPs and chicken performance traits were determined using the linear mixed model. The data revealed that the g.34490C > T mutation in intron 3 was significantly associated with liver weight and globulin, the g.35363T > C polymorphism in exon 5 was significantly associated with body weights at 6, 10, and 12 weeks of age. Both polymorphisms have no significant effects on serum glucose and fat-related traits. The g.34490C > T mutation might play an important role in regulating liver weight. The g.35363T > C polymorphism does contribute in a significant manner to growth traits at the medium and later development stage but it is uncertain whether it could be a molecular marker for liver disease.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Animal Biotechnology
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    ABSTRACT: Next generation sequencing of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) facilitates studies into the metabolic characteristics of production animals and their relation to production traits. Sequence analysis of mtDNA from pure-bred swine with highly disparate production characteristics (Mangalica Blonde, Mangalica Swallow-bellied, Meishan, Turopolje, and Yorkshire) was initiated to evaluate the influence of mtDNA polymorphisms on mitochondrial function. Herein, we report the complete mtDNA sequences of five Sus scrofa breeds and evaluate their position within the phylogeny of domestic swine. Phenotypic traits of Yorkshire, Mangalica Blonde, and Swallow-belly swine are presented to demonstrate their metabolic characteristics. Our data support the division of European and Asian breeds noted previously and confirm European ancestry of Mangalica and Turopolje breeds. Furthermore, mtDNA differences between breeds suggest function-altering changes in proteins involved in oxidative phosphorylation such as ATP synthase 6 (MT-ATP6), cytochrome oxidase I (MT-CO1), cytochrome oxidase III (MT-CO3), and cytochrome b (MT-CYB), supporting the hypothesis that mtDNA polymorphisms contribute to differences in metabolic traits between swine breeds. Our sequence data form the basis for future research into the roles of mtDNA in determining production traits in domestic animals. Additionally, such studies should provide insight into how mtDNA haplotype influences the extreme adiposity observed in Mangalica breeds.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Animal Biotechnology