Arthur Nery da Silva1 and Ricardo Zanella2*
1Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of São Paulo, Pirassununga, SP, Brazil
2Programa de Pós Graduação em Bioexperimentação, Faculdade de Agronomia e Medicina Veterinária, Curso de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Ricardo Zanella, Programa de Pós Graduação em Bioexperimentação, Faculdade de Agronomia e Medicina Veterinária, Curso de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil.
Received: December 28, 2020; Published: December 29, 2020
The term “epigenetic” was introduced by Conrad Waddington in the early 1940s who have suggested the involvement of external agents in the modulation of the individuals' epigenotype. Since then, several studies have benefited and strengthened with this knowledge. Among them, we can mention the enormous progress of evolutionary studies, developmental biology, and cancer research, which have broken enormous barriers, explaining phenotypes not caused by Mendelian inheritance.
Citation: Arthur Nery da Silva and Ricardo Zanella. “The Potential Role of Epigenetics in the Welfare and Behavior of Mammals”.Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 3.2 (2021): 01.
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