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The Relationship between Epigenetic Changes and Seasonal Changes in Rabbits  

Mengshi Jiang
Shangyu Angehua Biotechnology Co., Ltd., Shangyu, 312300, China
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International Journal of Molecular Zoology, 2024, Vol. 14, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/ijmz.2024.14.0007
Received: 12 Jan., 2024    Accepted: 17 Feb., 2024    Published: 29 Feb., 2024
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Jiang M.S., 2024, The relationship between epigenetic changes and seasonal changes in rabbits, International Journal of Molecular Zoology, 14(1): 54-61 (doi: 10.5376/ijmz.2024.14.0007)


This study explores the close relationship between epigenetic changes and seasonal changes in rabbits. Through in-depth analysis of the epigenome of rabbits in different seasons, the researchers found that there are significant differences in the epigenome of rabbits in winter and summer, indicating that seasonal changes may be a key factor driving epigenetic changes in rabbits. one. Further research revealed the impact of seasonal changes on rabbit gene expression, showing that the expression levels of genes related to adaptation to low-temperature environments increased in the cold season, while other genes showed different expression patterns in the hot summer. Research limitations are mainly reflected in the limited geographical scope and sample size. Future research can understand the epigenetic changes of rabbits in different seasons from a more comprehensive perspective by expanding the research scope and introducing more regional data. In addition, future research can also be expanded to spring and autumn, as well as under different climate conditions, to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of seasonal changes on rabbit epigenetics. Finally, this research is not only of great significance to understanding rabbit biology, but also provides some useful inspirations for ecology and agriculture, and provides theoretical support for animal protection and animal husbandry.

Rabbits; Epigenetic changes; Seasonal variations; Gene expression; Ecology
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