The research of the Department of Genomics and Animal Molecular Biology noticed in New Zealand

The article, which is the result of the research work conducted as part of the grant financed by the National Science Centre and realized by the authors: Katarzyna Ropka-Molik, Monika Stefaniuk-Szmukier, Kacper ┼╗ukowski, Katarzyna Pi├│rkowska, Artur Gurgul and Monika Bugno-Poniewierska was recognized by the editors of BMC Genetics. BMC Genetics is a peer-reviewed journal, which publishes the most recent achievements in the field of genetics and molecular biology. The publication was immediately noticed and described in New Zealand by the trade portal

The aforementioned article investigated the genetic basis of the changes occurring in the blood of Purebred Arabian horses in response to race training that prepares for flat racing. A significant financial income which is gained in sport and horse races motivates a search for the genetic basis of the traits associated with the achievement of the outstanding results. The analysis of the molecular changes (gene expression profile on transcriptome level) occurring in blood during year-long training cycle allowed narrowing the search area of new genetic markers associated with the racing potential of Purebred Arabian horses.