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  1. Content type: Short report

    Dairy cows rely on a complex ruminal microbiota to digest their host-indigestible feed. Our ability to characterize this microbiota has advanced significantly due to developments in next-generation sequencing....

    Authors: Joseph H. Skarlupka, Maria E. Kamenetsky, Kelsea A. Jewell and Garret Suen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:66

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  2. Content type: Research

    Supplementation of feed with long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs) during the grower and finisher phases has long been discussed as a growth promotion strategy in pigs, but its effects are inconsistent. The purpose o...

    Authors: Zhi Li, Bocheng Xu, Zeqing Lu and Yizhen Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:65

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  3. Content type: Research

    Necrotic enteritis is a widespread disease in poultry caused by Clostridium perfringens. We previously reported that dietary arginine supplementation protected the intestinal mucosa of broiler chickens with necro...

    Authors: Beibei Zhang, Liping Gan, Muhammad Suhaib Shahid, Zengpeng Lv, Hao Fan, Dan Liu and Yuming Guo

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:73

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  4. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1] the corresponding author wants to change “At the XbaI polymorphism, the C allele is associated with resistance and the G allele [6]. It should be read as “At the...

    Authors: Samantha O. Sterndale, Danica J. Evans, Josephine P. Mansfield, Julie Clarke, Shafi Sahibzada, Sam Abraham, Mark O’Dea, David W. Miller, Jae Cheol Kim and John R. Pluske

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:71

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    The original article was published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:56

  5. Content type: Research

    SIRT1 histone deacetylase acts on many epigenetic and non-epigenetic targets. It is thought that SIRT1 is involved in oocyte maturation; therefore, the importance of the ooplasmic SIRT1 pool for the further fa...

    Authors: Jan Nevoral, Lukas Landsmann, Miriam Stiavnicka, Petr Hosek, Jiri Moravec, Sarka Prokesova, Hedvika Rimnacova, Eliska Koutna, Pavel Klein, Kristyna Hoskova, Tereza Zalmanova, Tereza Fenclova, Jaroslav Petr and Milena Kralickova

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:67

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  6. Content type: Research

    Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), which is a water soluble, thermo-stable triglyceride-quinone, is widely distributed in nature and characterized as a mammalian vitamin-like redox cofactor. The objective of this...

    Authors: Boru Zhang, Chenxi Wang, Wei Yang, Hongyun Zhang, Qingwei Meng, Baoming Shi and Anshan Shan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:62

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  7. Content type: Research

    Cryopreservation is currently the most efficient method for long-term preservation of mammalian gametes and is extensively used in swine artificial insemination (AI) centres. However, it is well-known that cry...

    Authors: Marc Llavanera, Ariadna Delgado-Bermúdez, Beatriz Fernandez-Fuertes, Sandra Recuero, Yentel Mateo, Sergi Bonet, Isabel Barranco and Marc Yeste

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:61

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  8. Content type: Research

    β-defensins have attracted considerable research interest because of their roles in protecting hosts from various pathogens. This study was conducted to investigate the expression profiles of the porcine β-def...

    Authors: Guoqi Su, Kunhong Xie, Daiwen Chen, Bing Yu, Zhiqing Huang, Yuheng Luo, Xiangbing Mao, Ping Zheng, Jie Yu, Junqiu Luo and Jun He

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:60

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  9. Content type: Research

    This study investigated the validity of the DNA-marker based test to determine susceptibility to ETEC-F4 diarrhoea by comparing the results of two DNA sequencing techniques in weaner pigs following experimenta...

    Authors: Samantha O. Sterndale, Danica J. Evans, Josephine P. Mansfield, Julie Clarke, Shafi Sahibzada, Sam Abraham, Mark O’Dea, David W. Miller, Jae Cheol Kim and John R. Pluske

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:56

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:71

  10. Content type: Research

    Increasing evidence indicates that microRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in inflammatory response and immune regulation following pathogen invasion. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the roles played by Gallus...

    Authors: Weiwei Sun, Ranran Liu, Peng Li, Qinghe Li, Huanxian Cui, Maiqing Zheng, Jie Wen and Guiping Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:59

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  11. Content type: Research

    Spermatogenesis is a cellular differentiation process that includes three major events: mitosis of spermatogonia, meiosis of spermatocytes and spermiogenesis. Steady-state spermatogenesis relies on functions o...

    Authors: Guowen Wang, Yongchang Li, Qilin Yang, Shangrong Xu, Shike Ma, Rongge Yan, Ruina Zhang, Gongxue Jia, Deqiang Ai and Qi’en Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:64

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  12. Content type: Research

    N6-Methyladenosine (m6A), the most prevalent modification in mammalian mRNA, plays important roles in numerous biological processes. Several m6A associated proteins such as methyltransferase like 3 (METTL3), meth...

    Authors: Tao Huang, Jiayin Guo, Yinghua Lv, Yi Zheng, Tongying Feng, Qiang Gao and Wenxian Zeng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:63

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  13. Content type: Review

    In recent years, zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) have gained tremendous attention attributed to their unique properties. Notably, evidence has shown that zinc is an important nutrient in living organisms. A...

    Authors: Hidayat Mohd Yusof, Rosfarizan Mohamad, Uswatun Hasanah Zaidan and Nor’ Aini Abdul Rahman

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:57

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  14. Content type: Research

    Maize oil is abundantly used in foods and feeds and is highly susceptible to oxidation. Consequently, commercially available antioxidants should be evaluated for effectiveness against lipid oxidation in swine ...

    Authors: Yuan T. Hung, Andrea R. Hanson, Pedro E. Urriola, Lee J. Johnston, Brian J. Kerr and Gerald C. Shurson

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:51

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  15. Content type: Research

    This study evaluated the effects of Eimeria spp. challenge and dietary supplementation with free methionine or methionine dipeptide on animal performance; expression of genes associated with the immune system, an...

    Authors: Angélica de Souza Khatlab, Ana Paula Del Vesco, Adhemar Rodrigues de Oliveira Neto, Roberta Pereira Miranda Fernandes and Eliane Gasparino

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:58

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  16. Content type: Research

    There is growing evidence to support the beneficial effects of supplementing direct-fed microbials (DFM) on performance, health status, and immune responses of weaned pigs. Therefore, the objective of this stu...

    Authors: Kwangwook Kim, Yijie He, Xia Xiong, Amy Ehrlich, Xunde Li, Helen Raybould, Edward R. Atwill, Elizabeth A. Maga, Jens Jørgensen and Yanhong Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:52

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  17. Content type: Short report

    The Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) is a popular set of programs for discovering and genotyping variants from next-generation sequencing data. The current GATK recommendation for RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) is to ...

    Authors: Jean-Simon Brouard, Flavio Schenkel, Andrew Marete and Nathalie Bissonnette

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:44

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  18. Content type: Research

    Insects, such as Hermetia illucens larvae, are rich in chitin and proteins, and represent a suitable feed ingredient replacement for animals. However, little is known about the effect of administering H. illucens

    Authors: Miao Yu, Zhenming Li, Weidong Chen, Ting Rong, Gang Wang and Xianyong Ma

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:50

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  19. Content type: Review

    Recent technological advances mean that samples from animal experiments may be analysed more cheaply, more easily and with a much greater return of data than previously. Research groups are frequently faced wi...

    Authors: Mick Bailey, Amy Thomas, Ore Francis, Christopher Stokes and Hauke Smidt

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:49

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  20. Content type: Research

    Residual feed intake (RFI) is an inheritable measure of feed efficiency that is independent on level of production. However, physiological and metabolic mechanisms underlying divergent RFI are not fully elucid...

    Authors: Yunyi Xie, Zezhong Wu, Diming Wang and Jianxin Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:54

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  21. Content type: Review

    The enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) expressing F4 and F18 fimbriae are the two main pathogens associated with post-weaning diarrhea (PWD) in piglets. The growing global concern regarding antimicrobial res...

    Authors: Diana Luise, Charlotte Lauridsen, Paolo Bosi and Paolo Trevisi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:53

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  22. Content type: Research

    Determination of the endogenous loss of fat (ELF) is used to adjust for the estimation of true total tract digestibility (TTTD) of fat in diets and ingredients. Any factor which affected ELF may further affect...

    Authors: Yifan Chen, Zhenyu Wang, Jian Ding, Dongxu Ming, Wenhui Wang, Zhaoning Jiang, Ling Liu and Fenglai Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:42

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  23. Content type: Review

    We are entering an exciting epoch in livestock biotechnology during which the fundamental approaches (such as transgenesis, spermatozoa cryopreservation and artificial insemination) will be enhanced based on t...

    Authors: Filipp Savvulidi, Martin Ptacek, Karina Savvulidi Vargova and Ludek Stadnik

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:46

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  24. Content type: Research

    Tetracycline (Tet)-regulated expression system has become a widely applied tool to control gene activity. This study aimed to improve the Tet-on system with superior regulatory characteristics.

    Authors: Kang Kang, Lian Huang, Qing Li, Xiaoyun Liao, Quanjin Dang, Yi Yang, Jun Luo, Yan Zeng, Li Li and Deming Gou

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:43

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  25. Content type: Research

    Postprandial nutrients utilization and metabolism of a certain diet is a complicated process. The metabolic feature of pigs after intake of corn-soybean meal or casein-starch diets are largely unknown. Therefo...

    Authors: Tiantian Li, Shimeng Huang, Juntao Li, Hu Liu, Wei Wang, Na Li, Meng Shi, Shiyu Tao, Shuai Zhang, Zhen Li and Junjun Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:48

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  26. Content type: Research

    A 21-day experiment was conducted to test the hypothesis that Ca requirements to maximize growth performance expressed as the standardized total tract digestible (STTD) Ca to STTD P ratio is less than 1.40:1. ...

    Authors: L. Vanessa Lagos, Su A. Lee, Guillermo Fondevila, Carrie L. Walk, Michael R. Murphy, Juan J. Loor and Hans H. Stein

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:47

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  27. Content type: Review

    This review describes dietary fibres originating from a range of foods, particularly in relation to their plant cell walls. It explores the categorization of dietary fibres into “soluble” or “insoluble”. It al...

    Authors: Barbara A. Williams, Deirdre Mikkelsen, Bernadine M. Flanagan and Michael J. Gidley

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:45

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  28. Content type: Research

    Overconditioned dairy cows are susceptible to excessive lipolysis and increased insulin resistance during the transition period. The associations among body fat reserve, insulin resistance, and lipolysis in ad...

    Authors: Fanjian Zhang, Dan Li, Qiong Wu, Jian Sun, Wenyi Guan, Yinxu Hou, Yaohong Zhu and Jiufeng Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:38

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  29. Content type: Research

    The present work is aimed at evaluating the effect of different inclusion levels of a partially defatted black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens, L.; HI) larva meal for ducks. A total of 192 female 3-day-old Muscovy...

    Authors: Marta Gariglio, Sihem Dabbou, Ilaria Biasato, Maria Teresa Capucchio, Elena Colombino, Fuensanta Hernández, Josefa Madrid, Silvia Martínez, Francesco Gai, Christian Caimi, Sara Bellezza Oddon, Marco Meneguz, Angela Trocino, Riccardo Vincenzi, Laura Gasco and Achille Schiavone

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:37

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  30. Content type: Research

    Intramuscular fat (IMF) content is a relevant trait for high-quality meat products such as dry-cured ham, but increasing IMF has the undesirable correlated effect of decreasing lean growth. Thus, there is a ne...

    Authors: Sofia Gol, Rayner González-Prendes, Lluís Bosch, Marc Tor, Josep Reixach, Ramona N. Pena and Joan Estany

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:33

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  31. Content type: Short report

    Direct-fed microbials (DFM) are considered as a promising technique to improve animal productivity without affecting animal health or harming the environment. The potential of three bacterial DFM to reduce met...

    Authors: Jeyamalar Jeyanathan, Cécile Martin, Maguy Eugène, Anne Ferlay, Milka Popova and Diego P. Morgavi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:41

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  32. Content type: Research

    Recent studies have revealed that noncoding RNAs play important regulatory roles in the formation of endometrial receptivity. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a universally expressed noncoding RNA species that hav...

    Authors: Yuxuan Song, Lei Zhang, Xiaorui Liu, Mengxiao Niu, Jiuzeng Cui, Sicheng Che, Yuexia Liu, Xiaopeng An and Binyun Cao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:34

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  33. Content type: Review

    Myostatin (MSTN) is one of the key factors regulating myogenesis. Because of its role as a negative regulator of muscle mass deposition, much interest has been given to its protein and, in recent years, severa...

    Authors: Carla Vermeulen Carvalho Grade, Carolina Stefano Mantovani and Lúcia Elvira Alvares

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:32

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  34. Content type: Review

    The current paper reviews the content and variation of fiber fractions in feed ingredients commonly used in swine diets. Carbohydrates serve as the main source of energy in diets fed to pigs. Carbohydrates may...

    Authors: Diego M. D. L. Navarro, Jerubella J. Abelilla and Hans H. Stein

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:39

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  35. Content type: Research

    Liver has important immune function during fetal development and after birth. However, the effect of maternal malnutrition on immune function of the fetal liver is rarely reported. In this study, twelve pregna...

    Authors: Wenxun Chen, Qiongxian Yan, Hong Yang, Xiaoling Zhou and Zhiliang Tan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:29

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  36. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to investigate the intergeneric transfer of vancomycin resistance gene vanA between probiotic enterococci in the fermentation progress of soybean meal and in the digestive tract of growi...

    Authors: Ning Li, Haitao Yu, Hongbin Liu, Yuming Wang, Junyan Zhou, Xi Ma, Zheng Wang, Chengtao Sun and Shiyan Qiao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:36

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  37. Content type: Research

    Negative experiences in early life can induce long-lasting effects on the welfare, health, and performance of farm animals. A delayed placement of chicks in rearing houses has negative effects on their perform...

    Authors: Stéphane Beauclercq, Antoine Lefèvre, Frédéric Montigny, Anne Collin, Sophie Tesseraud, Christine Leterrier, Patrick Emond and Laurence A. Guilloteau

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:21

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  38. Content type: Research

    There is growing interest in carbohydrate and protein nutrition to enhance the efficiency of animal production. Reduced-crude protein diets depress environmental pollution and feeding cost, but the challenge t...

    Authors: Dafei Yin, Peter H. Selle, Amy F. Moss, Youli Wang, Xiaoyu Dong, Zhibin Xiao, Yuming Guo and Jianmin Yuan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:26

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  39. Content type: Research

    Androgens are involved in the regulation of ovarian development during fetal/neonatal life. Environmental chemicals displaying anti-androgenic activities may affect multiple signal transduction pathways by blo...

    Authors: Katarzyna Knapczyk-Stwora, Anna Nynca, Renata E. Ciereszko, Lukasz Paukszto, Jan P. Jastrzebski, Elzbieta Czaja, Patrycja Witek, Marek Koziorowski and Maria Slomczynska

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:35

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  40. Content type: Research

    Previously, we showed that targeted disruption of viral receptor genes in avian leukosis virus (ALV) subgroups using clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated protein...

    Authors: Hong Jo Lee, Kyung Je Park, Kyung Youn Lee, Yongxiu Yao, Venugopal Nair and Jae Yong Han

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:23

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  41. Content type: Research

    Haemonchosis is a major economic problem in goat production in humid, tropical and subtropical regions. The disease is caused by an abomasal nematode, Haemonchus contortus, which is highly pathogenic in small rum...

    Authors: Mahmuda Bilkis Bintee Alam, Abdullah Ibne Omar, Md. Omar Faruque, David Russell Notter, Kathiravan Periasamy, Md. Motahar Hussain Mondal, Md. Jalal Uddin Sarder, Md. Shamsuddin, Jianhua Cao, Xiaoyong Du, Zhenyang Wu and Shuhong Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:30

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  42. Content type: Research

    RNA editing is a co/posttranscriptional modification mechanism that increases the diversity of transcripts, with potential functional consequences. The advent of next-generation sequencing technologies has ena...

    Authors: Yuebo Zhang, Longchao Zhang, Jingwei Yue, Xia Wei, Ligang Wang, Xin Liu, Hongmei Gao, Xinhua Hou, Fuping Zhao, Hua Yan and Lixian Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:24

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  43. Content type: Research

    The widely observed RNA-DNA differences (RDDs) have been found to be due to nucleotide alteration by RNA editing. Canonical RNA editing (i.e., A-to-I and C-to-U editing) mediated by the adenosine deaminases ac...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Zhang, Deping Han, Xianggui Dong, Jiankui Wang, Jianfei Chen, Yanzhu Yao, Hesham Y. A. Darwish, Wansheng Liu and Xuemei Deng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:31

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  44. Content type: Research

    The in vivo concentration of bicarbonate (HCO3), one of the essential sperm capacitating effectors, varies greatly in the different environments sperm go through from cauda epididymis to the fertilisation site. ...

    Authors: Cristina Soriano-Úbeda, Jon Romero-Aguirregomezcorta, Carmen Matás, Pablo E. Visconti and Francisco A. García-Vázquez

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:19

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  45. Content type: Research

    Increasing understanding on the functions of amino acids (AA) has led to new commercial applications and expansion of the worldwide markets. However, the current technologies rely heavily on non-food grade mic...

    Authors: Ye Heng Lim, Hooi Ling Foo, Teck Chwen Loh, Rosfarizan Mohamad and Norhani Abdullah

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:15

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  46. Content type: Research

    Fatty acids are important traits that affect meat quality and nutritive values in beef cattle. Detection of genetic variants for fatty acid composition can help to elucidate the genetic mechanism underpinning ...

    Authors: Zezhao Wang, Bo Zhu, Hong Niu, Wengang Zhang, Ling Xu, Lei Xu, Yan Chen, Lupei Zhang, Xue Gao, Huijiang Gao, Shengli Zhang, Lingyang Xu and Junya Li

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:27

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  47. Content type: Research

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is one of the most infectious swine diseases in the world, resulting in over 600 million dollars of economic loss in the USA alone. More recently, the USA s...

    Authors: Cassandra L. Scanlan, Austin M. Putz, Kent A. Gray and Nick V. L. Serão

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:22

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