Y. Liu, Shuangmin Liang, Bo Wang
Nov 25, 2022
Single-cell sequencing (SCS) uses a single cell as the research material and involves three dimensions: genes, phenotypes and cell biological mechanisms. This type of research can locate target cells, analyze the dynamic changes in the target cells and the relationships between the cells, and pinpoint the molecular mechanism of cell formation. Currently, a common problem faced by animal husbandry scientists is how to apply existing science and technology to promote the production of high-quality livestock and poultry products and to breed livestock for disease resistance; this is also a bottleneck for the sustainable development of animal husbandry. In recent years, although SCS technology has been successfully applied in the fields of medicine and bioscience, its application in poultry science has been rarely reported. With the sustainable development of science and technology and the poultry industry, SCS technology has great potential in the application of poultry science (or animal husbandry). Therefore, it is necessary to review the innovation of SCS technology and its application in poultry science. This article summarizes the current main technical methods of SCS and its application in poultry, which can provide potential references for its future applications in precision breeding, disease prevention and control, immunity, and cell identification.