Avian proteomics

Alison Ferver, Colin G. Scanes, Sami Dridi, Shane C. Burgess

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1 Scopus citations


Technological advances in the field of proteomics have enabled researchers to visualize and characterize diverse physiological states in organisms. In the field of avian research, the proteome responsible for egg composition, embryonic development, behavior, and plumage has been further expounded. In addition, production traits of the modern broiler chickens including reproduction as well as meat production continue to be investigated using high-throughput proteomic technology. As performance of modern meat birds reaches historic heights, disease, myopathy, and infection threaten the challenged broiler physique. Proteomic research allows for culpable biological pathways to be identified and investigated at the tissue of origin. Avian research also extends to a growing area of concern, animal welfare. With the use of proteomics, avian welfare can not only be measured but also defined. With the identification of biomarkers and molecular signatures in disease and welfare states, proteomics provides valuable approaches to prevention, treatment, and interpretation of animal husbandry in the poultry industry. Proteomics continues to offer novel insights into the challenges facing the poultry industry and the inquiries of avian biology through elucidating the interplay between genome, transcriptome, and proteome of birds. The versatility and range of proteomics tells the story of proteins in a way that has transformed our interpretation of the building blocks of life and their impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSturkie's Avian Physiology
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780128197707
ISBN (Print)9780323853514
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • 2D PAGE
  • Avian diseases
  • Avian performance and behavior
  • Avian proteomics
  • Avian welfare
  • Proetomics
  • Quantitative proteomics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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