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  1. In the original publication of this article [1], a figure of gene expression of Cox-2 in the Appendix 1 is missing. The correct Appendix is attached.

    Authors: D. Vodolazska and C. Lauridsen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:58

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    The original article was published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:28

  2. Identifying associations between genetic markers and traits of economic importance will provide practical benefits for the dairy goat industry, enabling genomic prediction of the breeding value of individuals,...

    Authors: Megan Scholtens, Andrew Jiang, Ashley Smith, Mathew Littlejohn, Klaus Lehnert, Russell Snell, Nicolas Lopez-Villalobos, Dorian Garrick and Hugh Blair

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:55

    Content type: Research

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  3. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of supplementing Cu on growth performance, Cu metabolism and Cu-related enzyme activities of weanling pigs fed diets with two different Cu sources, and ...

    Authors: Gang Lin, Yang Guo, Bing Liu, Ruiguo Wang, Xiaoou Su, Dongyou Yu and Pingli He

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:54

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  4. Characterising the regulation of milk component synthesis in response to macronutrient supply is critical for understanding the implications of nutritional interventions on milk production. Gene expression in ...

    Authors: Kelly Nichols, André Bannink, Jurgen van Baal and Jan Dijkstra

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:53

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  5. Here, we describe the use of monolayers of intestinal epithelial cells derived from intestinal organoids and transcriptomics to investigate the direct effects of dietary protein sources on epithelial function....

    Authors: Soumya K. Kar, Bart van der Hee, Linda M. P. Loonen, Nico Taverne, Johanna J. Taverne-Thiele, Dirkjan Schokker, Mari A. Smits, Alfons J. M. Jansman and Jerry M. Wells

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:51

    Content type: Short report

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  6. In recent decades, there has been a growing interest in the impact of insults during pregnancy on postnatal health and disease. It is known that changes in placental development can impact fetal growth and sub...

    Authors: Colleen A. Lambo, Ashley K. Edwards, Fuller W. Bazer, Kathrin Dunlap and M. Carey Satterfield

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:48

    Content type: Methodology article

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  7. This study aimed to investigate the impacts of guar gum and cellulose as the source of dietary fiber during gestation on the reproductive performance of sows.

    Authors: Yong Zhuo, Bo Feng, Yuedong Xuan, Lianqiang Che, Zhengfeng Fang, Yan Lin, Shengyu Xu, Jian Li, Bing Feng and De Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:47

    Content type: Research

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  8. The benefits of using the oxidized oils from rendering and recycling as an economic source of lipids and energy in animal feed always coexist with the concerns that diverse degradation products in these oxidiz...

    Authors: Jieyao Yuan, Brian J. Kerr, Shelby M. Curry and Chi Chen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:49

    Content type: Research

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  9. Transformation of feed energy ingested by ruminants into milk is accompanied by energy losses via fecal and urine excretions, fermentation gases and heat. Heat production may differ among dairy cows despite co...

    Authors: Sadjad Danesh Mesgaran, Anja Eggert, Peter Höckels, Michael Derno and Björn Kuhla

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:43

    Content type: Short report

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  10. Flammulina velutipes stem waste (FVS) is the by-product of mushroom industry. The objectives of this study were to determine the available energy and amino acid digestibility of FVS fed to pigs, and to evaluate t...

    Authors: Xuzhou Liu, Bo Zhang, Hansuo Liu, Gang Zhang, Jinbiao Zhao, Ling Liu, Xiangshu Piao, Hui Song, Shuai Zhang and Yu Li

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:41

    Content type: Research

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  11. The dietary supplementation of yeast cell wall extracts (YCW) has been found to reduce pathogenic bacteria load, promote immunoglobulin production, prevent diseases by pro-inflammatory responses, and alter gut...

    Authors: A. Pascual, M. Pauletto, M. Giantin, G. Radaelli, C. Ballarin, M. Birolo, C. Zomeño, M. Dacasto, M. Bortoletti, M. Vascellari, G. Xiccato and A. Trocino

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:40

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  12. Runs of homozygosity (ROHs) are homozygous segments of the genome where the two haplotypes inherited from the parents are identical. The current availability of genotypes for a very large number of single nucl...

    Authors: Liangyu Shi, Ligang Wang, Jiaxin Liu, Tianyu Deng, Hua Yan, Longchao Zhang, Xin Liu, Hongmei Gao, Xinhua Hou, Lixian Wang and Fuping Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:46

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  13. Weaning is known to result in barrier dysfunction and villus atrophy in the immediate post-weaning phase, and the magnitude of these responses is hypothesized to correlate with changes in the glutathione (GSH)...

    Authors: Jeroen Degroote, Hans Vergauwen, Wei Wang, Chris Van Ginneken, Stefaan De Smet and Joris Michiels

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:45

    Content type: Research

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  14. Ongoing challenges in the swine industry, such as reduced access to antibiotics and virus outbreaks (e.g., porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, African swine fever virus), have prompted calls for innovative feed a...

    Authors: Joshua A. Jackman, R. Dean Boyd and Charles C. Elrod

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:44

    Content type: Review

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  15. Reproductive performance of livestock is an economically important aspect of global food production. The Chinese Meishan pig is a prolific breed, with an average of three to five more piglets per litter than E...

    Authors: Xianrui Zheng, Pengju Zhao, Kaijie Yang, Chao Ning, Haifei Wang, Lei Zhou and Jianfeng Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:42

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  16. Over the last 100 years, significant advances have been made in the characterisation of milk composition for dairy cattle improvement programs. Technological progress has enabled a shift from labour intensive,...

    Authors: K. M. Tiplady, T. J. Lopdell, M. D. Littlejohn and D. J. Garrick

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:39

    Content type: Review

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  17. The independent and interactive effects of dietary fiber (DF) and threonine (Thr) were investigated in growing pigs challenged with either systemic E. coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or enteric Salmonella Typhimuri...

    Authors: Michael O. Wellington, Kimberley Hamonic, Jack E. C. Krone, John K. Htoo, Andrew G. Van Kessel and Daniel A. Columbus

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:38

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  18. Identifying regulatory measures to promote glucose oxidative metabolism while simultaneously reducing amino acid oxidative metabolism is one of the foremost challenges in formulating low-protein (LP) diets des...

    Authors: Weizhong Sun, Yunxia Li, Zhiru Tang, Huiyuan Chen, Ke Wan, Rui An, Liuting Wu and Zhihong Sun

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:36

    Content type: Research

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  19. Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) are capable of both self-renewal and differentiation to mature functional spermatozoa, being the only adult stem cells in the males that can transmit genetic information to the...

    Authors: Yi Zheng, Tongying Feng, Pengfei Zhang, Peipei Lei, Fuyuan Li and Wenxian Zeng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:33

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  20. CK2 (casein kinase 2) is a serine/threonine-selective protein kinase that has been involved in a variety of cellular processes such as DNA repair, cell cycle control and circadian rhythm regulation. However, i...

    Authors: Xiayan ShiYang, Yilong Miao, Zhaokang Cui, Yajuan Lu, Changyin Zhou, Yu Zhang and Bo Xiong

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:31

    Content type: Research

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  21. Starch is an important substance that supplies energy to ruminants. To provide sufficient energy for high-yielding dairy ruminants, they are typically fed starch-enriched diets. However, starch-enriched diets ...

    Authors: Lixin Zheng, Shengru Wu, Jing Shen, Xiaoying Han, Chunjia Jin, Xiaodong Chen, Shengguo Zhao, Yangchun Cao and Junhu Yao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:30

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  22. Female sperm storage (FSS), the maintenance of sperm inside the female reproductive tract for an extended period of time, is pervasive among organisms with internal fertilization. Because FSS enables asynchron...

    Authors: Chaoliang Wen, Chunning Mai, Bin Wang, Junying Li, Congjiao Sun and Ning Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:26

    Content type: Research

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  23. The gut microbiota plays an important role in the colonisation resistance and invasion of pathogens. Salmonella Typhimurium has the potential to establish a niche by displacing the microbiota in the chicken gut c...

    Authors: Samiullah Khan and Kapil K. Chousalkar

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:29

    Content type: Research

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  24. The oil from industrial hemp seeds (Cannabis sativa) is an ideal source of stearidonic acid, which is a precursor fatty acid for the long-chained n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids are important f...

    Authors: D. Vodolazska and C. Lauridsen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:28

    Content type: Research

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  25. We hypothesized that supplementation of nursery and grower pig diets with coconut oil in the absence of antibiotics would yield maintenance of glucose homeostasis, growth performance, and immune function simil...

    Authors: Andrea G. Braundmeier-Fleming, Cassandra S. Skenandore, Lesly Gil, Victoria Jacobsen, Melissa Cregger, Taylor Badger, Mallory Karr, Guoyao Wu, Stephen B. Smith and Annie E. Newell-Fugate

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:27

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  26. Clostridium perfringens-induced chicken necrotic enteritis (NE) is responsible for substantial economic losses worldwide annually. Recently, as a result of antibiotic growth promoter prohibition, the prevalence o...

    Authors: Mohit Bansal, Ying Fu, Bilal Alrubaye, Mussie Abraha, Ayidh Almansour, Anamika Gupta, Rohana Liyanage, Hong Wang, Billy Hargis and Xiaolun Sun

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:37

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  27. Oligosaccharides (OS) are indigestible carbohydrates naturally found in milk. The composition of porcine colostrum OS may influence the growth and the health of the neonate and consuming optimal concentrations...

    Authors: Paolo Trevisi, Diana Luise, Savanna Won, Jaime Salcedo, Micol Bertocchi, Daniela Barile and Paolo Bosi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:21

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  28. In this study, we aimed to investigate the molecular basis of lactation as well as to identify the genetic factors that influence milk yield and composition in goats. To achieve these two goals, we have analyz...

    Authors: Dailu Guan, Vincenzo Landi, María Gracia Luigi-Sierra, Juan Vicente Delgado, Xavier Such, Anna Castelló, Betlem Cabrera, Emilio Mármol-Sánchez, Javier Fernández-Alvarez, José Luis Ruiz de la Torre Casañas, Amparo Martínez, Jordi Jordana and Marcel Amills

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:35

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  29. Prenatal nutrition is crucial for embryonic development and neonatal growth, and has the potential to be a main determinant of life-long health. In the present study, we used a layer chick model to investigate...

    Authors: Dong Dai, Shu-geng Wu, Hai-jun Zhang, Guang-hai Qi and Jing Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:19

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  30. This study evaluated the use of dietary vitamin E and polyphenols on growth, immune and oxidative status of weaned pigs fed peroxidized lipids. A total of 192 piglets (21 days of age and body weight of 6.62 ± ...

    Authors: Y. V. Silva-Guillen, C. Arellano, R. D. Boyd, G. Martinez and E. van Heugten

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:22

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  31. The hypothesis was tested that insect meal (IM) as protein source influences intermediary metabolism of growing pigs. To test this, 30 male, 5-week-old crossbred pigs were randomly assigned to 3 groups of 10 p...

    Authors: Sandra Meyer, Denise K. Gessner, Maria S. Braune, Theresa Friedhoff, Erika Most, Marcus Höring, Gerhard Liebisch, Holger Zorn, Klaus Eder and Robert Ringseis

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:20

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  32. The effects of dietary garcinol on diarrhea and intestinal barrier function associated with its modulation of gut microbiota in weaned piglets were investigated.

    Authors: Tongxin Wang, Weilei Yao, Juan Li, Yafei Shao, Qiongyu He, Jun Xia and Feiruo Huang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:12

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  33. Spermatogenesis is a complex differentiating developmental process in which undifferentiated spermatogonial germ cells differentiate into spermatocytes, spermatids, and finally, to mature spermatozoa. This mul...

    Authors: Bahlibi Weldegebriall Sahlu, Shanjiang Zhao, Xiuge Wang, Saqib Umer, Huiying Zou, Jinming Huang and Huabin Zhu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:16

    Content type: Review

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  34. The success of different species of ruminants in the colonization of a diverse range of environments is due to their ability to digest and absorb nutrients from cellulose, a complex polysaccharide found in lea...

    Authors: Bruno G. N. Andrade, Flavia A. Bressani, Rafael R. C. Cuadrat, Polyana C. Tizioto, Priscila S. N. de Oliveira, Gerson B. Mourão, Luiz L. Coutinho, James M. Reecy, James E. Koltes, Paul Walsh, Alexandre Berndt, Julio C. P. Palhares and Luciana C. A. Regitano

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:6

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  35. The poultry industry is in need of effective antibiotic alternatives to control outbreaks of necrotic enteritis (NE) due to Clostridium perfringens. In the present study, we investigated the effects of dietary su...

    Authors: Van Hieu Pham, Liugang Kan, Jinyu Huang, Yanqiang Geng, Wenrui Zhen, Yuming Guo, Waseem Abbas and Zhong Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:18

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  36. Clostridium species, as a predominant cluster of commensal bacteria in our gut, exert lots of salutary effects on our intestinal homeostasis. Up to now, Clostridium species have been reported to attenuate inflamm...

    Authors: Pingting Guo, Ke Zhang, Xi Ma and Pingli He

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:24

    Content type: Review

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  37. Mammary gland development during late gestation in gilts is a major factor that alters the composition of colostrum and growth performance of piglets. Plasma valine is taken up and metabolized extensively by t...

    Authors: Long Che, Mengmeng Xu, Kaiguo Gao, Li Wang, Xuefen Yang, Xiaolu Wen, Hao Xiao and Zongyong Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:15

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  38. Heat stress is known to affect follicular dynamics, oocyte maturation, and fertilization by impairing steroidogenic ability and viability of bovine granulosa cell (bGCs). The present study explored the physiol...

    Authors: Adnan Khan, Jinhuan Dou, Yachun Wang, Xiaolong Jiang, Muhammad Zahoor Khan, Hanpeng Luo, Tahir Usman and Huabin Zhu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:25

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  39. Previous studies have evaluated the metabolic status of animals fed direct-fed microbial (DFM) using enzyme-based assays which are time-consuming and limited to a few metabolites. In addition, little emphasis ...

    Authors: James A. Adeyemi, Sunday O. Peters, Marcos De Donato, Andres Pech Cervantes and Ibukun M. Ogunade

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:14

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  40. Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are important substrates for milk protein synthesis in the mammary gland, and are tightly related to lipid metabolism. No study has been performed examining the role of BCAAs...

    Authors: Chang Ma, Yajng Liu, Shaoshuai Liu, Crystal L. Lévesque, Fengqi Zhao, Jindong Yin and Bing Dong

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:9

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  41. The local supply of energy-yielding nutrients such as glucose seems to affect the synthesis of milk components in the mammary gland (MG). Thus, our study was conducted to investigate the effects of locally ava...

    Authors: Jie Cai, Diming Wang, Feng-Qi Zhao, Shulin Liang and Jianxin Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:32

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  42. Incorporation of legume species into native North American pastures is considered an effective method to increase native pasture productivity and improve the nutritive value of forage. This study evaluated the...

    Authors: Kai Peng, Gemma L. Gresham, Tim A. McAllister, Zhongjun Xu, Alan Iwaasa, Mike Schellenberg, Alex V. Chaves and Yuxi Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:23

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  43. Determination of nutrient requirements in the late gestating and lactating sows is essential to optimize sow productivity. The objectives of the present study were to quantify amino acid (AA) fluxes and heat p...

    Authors: Liang Hu, Niels Bastian Kristensen, Lianqiang Che, De Wu and Peter Kappel Theil

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:5

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  44. The study objective was to test the hypothesis that 1) lowering dietary crude protein (CP) increases dietary energetic efficiency and reduces metabolic heat associated with lactation, and 2) excessive dietary ...

    Authors: Sai Zhang, Jay S. Johnson, Mu Qiao and Nathalie L. Trottier

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:4

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  45. In seasonal, pasture-based, dairy production systems, cows must recover from calving and become pregnant within two to 3 months. To achieve this, the uterus must involute and ovulation must occur and continue ...

    Authors: S. Meier, J. K. Kay, B. Kuhn-Sherlock, A. Heiser, M. D. Mitchell, M. A. Crookenden, M. Vailati Riboni, J. J. Loor and J. R. Roche

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:17

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  46. The relationship between diet and intestinal microbiota and mucin composition appears to be fundamental for poultry gut health. The effects of insect meal (whose role as alternative feed ingredient is now well...

    Authors: Ilaria Biasato, Ilario Ferrocino, Sihem Dabbou, Rocchina Evangelista, Francesco Gai, Laura Gasco, Luca Cocolin, Maria Teresa Capucchio and Achille Schiavone

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:11

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  47. Recent studies underscored that divergence in residual feed intake (RFI) in mature beef and dairy cattle is associated with changes in ruminal microbiome and metabolome profiles which may contribute, at least ...

    Authors: Ahmed Elolimy, Abdulrahman Alharthi, Mohamed Zeineldin, Claudia Parys and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:13

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  48. The role of non-coding RNAs in the porcine muscle metabolism is poorly understood, with few studies investigating their expression patterns in response to nutrient supply. Therefore, we aimed to investigate th...

    Authors: Emilio Mármol-Sánchez, Yuliaxis Ramayo-Caldas, Raquel Quintanilla, Tainã Figueiredo Cardoso, Rayner González-Prendes, Joan Tibau and Marcel Amills

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:10

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  49. The establishment of stable microbiota in early life is beneficial to the individual. Changes in the intestinal environment during early life play a crucial role in modulating the gut microbiota. Therefore, ea...

    Authors: Yujie Gong, Wenrui Xia, Xueting Wen, Wentao Lyu, Yingping Xiao, Hua Yang and Xiaoting Zou

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:8

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