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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Review

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  5. 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

    Content type: Review

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. The frequency of recombination events varies across the genome and between individuals, which may be related to some genomic features. The objective of this study was to assess the frequency of recombination e...

    Authors: Ziqing Weng, Anna Wolc, Hailin Su, Rohan L. Fernando, Jack C. M. Dekkers, Jesus Arango, Petek Settar, Janet E. Fulton, Neil P. O’Sullivan and Dorian J. Garrick

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:20

    Content type: Research

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  20. Artificial insemination is a preferred breeding method for beef heifers as it advances the genetic background, produces a predictive and profitable calving season, and extends the heifer’s reproductive life sp...

    Authors: Sarah E. Dickinson, Michelle F. Elmore, Lisa Kriese-Anderson, Joshua B. Elmore, Bailey N. Walker, Paul W. Dyce, Soren P. Rodning and Fernando H. Biase

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:18

    Content type: Research

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  21. There is large variation in amino acids requirements among pigs, hence feeding pigs individually with daily tailored diets or in groups with a single feed may require different levels of nutrients. Thus, the r...

    Authors: Aline Remus, Luciano Hauschild, Etienne Corrent, Marie-Pierre Létourneau-Montminy and Candido Pomar

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:16

    Content type: Research

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  22. The aim of this trial was to investigate the effects of different inclusion levels of a partially defatted black soldier fly (BSF, Hermetia illucens L.) larva meal on the growth performance, nutrient digestibilit...

    Authors: Ilaria Biasato, Manuela Renna, Francesco Gai, Sihem Dabbou, Marco Meneguz, Giovanni Perona, Silvia Martinez, Ana Cristina Barroeta Lajusticia, Stefania Bergagna, Luca Sardi, Maria Teresa Capucchio, Enrico Bressan, Andrea Dama, Achille Schiavone and Laura Gasco

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:12

    Content type: Research

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  23. Respiratory infections challenge the swine industry, despite common medicinal practices. The dual signaling nature of PGE2 (supporting both inflammation and resolution) makes it a potent regulator of immune cell ...

    Authors: Kathleen R. Walter, Xi Lin, Sheila K. Jacobi, Tobias Käser, Debora Esposito and Jack Odle

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:13

    Content type: Research

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  24. Following the intake of Fusarium mycotoxin-contaminated feed, small intestines may be exposed to high levels of toxic substances that can potentially damage intestinal functions in livestock. It is well known tha...

    Authors: Xu Ji, Qing Zhang, Weijiang Zheng and Wen Yao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:9

    Content type: Research

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  25. Development of new nanomaterials that inhibit or kill bacteria is an important and timely research topic. For example, financial losses due to infectious diseases, such as diarrhea, are a major concern in live...

    Authors: Pavel Horky, Sylvie Skalickova, Lenka Urbankova, Daria Baholet, Silvia Kociova, Zuzana Bytesnikova, Eliska Kabourkova, Zuzana Lackova, Natalia Cernei, Milica Gagic, Vedran Milosavljevic, Vendula Smolikova, Eva Vaclavkova, Pavel Nevrkla, Pavel Knot, Olga Krystofova…

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:17

    Content type: Research

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  26. Advances in nanotechnology have permitted molecular-based targeting of cells through safe and biocompatible magnetic nanoparticles (MNP). Their use to detect and remove damaged spermatozoa from semen doses cou...

    Authors: Casey L. Durfey, Sabrina E. Swistek, Shengfa F. Liao, Mark A. Crenshaw, Henry J. Clemente, Rooban V. K. G. Thirumalai, Christy S. Steadman, Peter L. Ryan, Scott T. Willard and Jean M. Feugang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:14

    Content type: Research

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  27. Lysine is used widely in livestock production due to the shortage of feed protein resources. L-lysine·H2SO4 contains L-lysine sulphate as well as fermentation co-products which contain other amino acids and phosp...

    Authors: Hongmin Jia, Ting He, Haitao Yu, Xiangfang Zeng, Shihai Zhang, Wenfeng Ma, Jie Zhang, Shiyan Qiao and Xi Ma

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

    Content type: Research

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  28. Tibetan pigs, which inhabit the Tibetan Plateau, exhibit distinct phenotypic and physiological characteristics from those of lowland pigs and have adapted well to the extreme conditions at high altitude. Howev...

    Authors: Bo Zhang, Dongmei Ban, Xiao Gou, Yawen Zhang, Lin Yang, Yangzom Chamba and Hao Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:25

    Content type: Research

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  29. Previous research in both calves and other species has suggested n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and β-glucans may have positive effects on immune function. This experiment measured performance, behaviour,...

    Authors: Ruairi P. McDonnell, John V. O’ Doherty, Bernadette Earley, Anne Marie Clarke and David A. Kenny

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:7

    Content type: Research

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  30. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reproductive performance of a new artificial insemination (AI) device specifically designed for gilts (Deep cervical AI, Dp-CAI) by means of which the sperm is deposit...

    Authors: Pedro J. Llamas-López, Rebeca López-Úbeda, Gustavo López, Emily Antinoja and Francisco A. García-Vázquez

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:11

    Content type: Research

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  31. The rumen wall plays a major role in efficient transfer of digested nutrients in the rumen to peripheral tissues through the portal venous system. Some of these substrates are metabolised in the epithelium dur...

    Authors: J. J. Bond, A. J. Donaldson, J. V. F. Coumans, K. Austin, D. Ebert, D. Wheeler and V. H. Oddy

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:5

    Content type: Research

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  32. Genotyping by sequencing (GBS) is a robust method to genotype markers. Many factors can influence the genotyping quality. One is that heterozygous genotypes could be wrongly genotyped as homozygotes, dependent...

    Authors: Xiao Wang, Mogens Sandø Lund, Peipei Ma, Luc Janss, Haja N. Kadarmideen and Guosheng Su

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:8

    Content type: Research

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  33. Urea pretreatment is an efficient strategy to improve fiber digestibility of low quality roughages for ruminants. Nitrate and oil are usually used to inhibit enteric methane (CH4) emissions from ruminants. The ob...

    Authors: Xiumin Zhang, Rodolfo F. Medrano, Min Wang, Karen A. Beauchemin, Zhiyuan Ma, Rong Wang, Jiangnan Wen, Lukuyu A. Bernard and Zhiliang Tan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:6

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  34. Enhancing the post-ruminal supply of arginine (Arg), a semi-essential amino acid (AA), elicits positive effects on milk production. Our objective was to determine the effects of Arg infusion on milk production...

    Authors: Luoyang Ding, Yizhao Shen, Yifan Wang, Gang Zhou, Xin Zhang, Mengzhi Wang, Juan J. Loor, Lianmin Chen and Jun Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:3

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  35. The present work aimed at evaluating the effect of the dietary replacement of soybean oil (S) by two types of insect fats extracted from black soldier fly larvae (H, Hermetia illucens L.) and yellow mealworm larv...

    Authors: Laura Gasco, Sihem Dabbou, Angela Trocino, Gerolamo Xiccato, Maria Teresa Capucchio, Ilaria Biasato, Daniela Dezzutto, Marco Birolo, Marco Meneguz, Achille Schiavone and Francesco Gai

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:4

    Content type: Research

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  36. Poultry is widely produced and consumed meat globally. Its demand is expected to continue increasing to meet the animal protein requirement for ever-increasing human population. Thus, the challenge that poultr...

    Authors: Sudhir Yadav and Rajesh Jha

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:2

    Content type: Review

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  37. The gut microbiome has long been known to play fundamentally important roles in the animal health and the well-being of its host. As such, the establishment and maintenance of a beneficial gut microbiota early...

    Authors: Robin B. Guevarra, Jun Hyung Lee, Sun Hee Lee, Min-Jae Seok, Doo Wan Kim, Bit Na Kang, Timothy J. Johnson, Richard E. Isaacson and Hyeun Bum Kim

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:1

    Content type: Review

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  38. Starch is the main source of energy in commonly used pig diets. Besides effects related to the extent of starch digestion, also several effects related to variation in digestion rate have recently been demonst...

    Authors: Bianca M. J. Martens, Walter J. J. Gerrits, Erik M. A. M. Bruininx and Henk A. Schols

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:91

    Content type: Research

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  39. Isoleucine (Ile) has been implicated in the regulation of energy homeostasis and adipogenesis. However, the impact of surplus dietary Ile intake on muscle lipogenesis remains unknown. The present study aimed t...

    Authors: Yanhong Luo, Xin Zhang, Zhengpeng Zhu, Ning Jiao, Kai Qiu and Jingdong Yin

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:88

    Content type: Research

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  40. Ruminal microbes are vital to the conversion of lignocellulose-rich plant materials into nutrients for ruminants. Although protozoa play a key role in linking ruminal microbial networks, the contribution of pr...

    Authors: Zongjun Li, Qi Deng, Yangfan Liu, Tao Yan, Fei Li, Yangchun Cao and Junhu Yao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:89

    Content type: Research

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  41. Meat and milk production needs to increase ~ 70–80% relative to its current levels for satisfying the human needs in 2050. However, it is impossible to achieve such genetic gain by conventional animal breeding...

    Authors: Zhuocheng Hou, Lei An, Jianyong Han, Ye Yuan, Dongbao Chen and Jianhui Tian

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:90

    Content type: Review

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  42. Insufficient production of anti-luteolytic signals by the pre-attachment embryo is considered a major cause of pregnancy failure in cattle. We tested the hypothesis that transfer of multiple blastocysts (n = 5/re...

    Authors: T. Martins, M. Sponchiado, O. A. Ojeda-Rojas, A. M. Gonella-Diaza, E. O. S. Batista, B. O. Cardoso, C. C. Rocha, A. C. Basso and M. Binelli

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:87

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  43. DNA methylation plays a vital role in reproduction. Entire genome DNA methylation changes during the oestrous phase (ES) and dioestrous phase (DS) in the ovaries of Guanzhong dairy goats were investigated usin...

    Authors: Xiaopeng An, Haidong Ma, Peng Han, Chao Zhu, Binyun Cao and Yueyu Bai

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:85

    Content type: Research

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  44. Mutations in mitochondrial tRNA genes have been widely reported association with human reproductions. It is also important to explore the effect on the number of piglets born alive (NBA). Here, 1017 sows were ...

    Authors: Dan Wang, Chao Ning, Hai Xiang, Xianrui Zheng, Minghua Kong, Tao Yin, Jianfeng Liu and Xingbo Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:86

    Content type: Research

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  45. Pregnancy and early life are critical periods of plasticity during which the fetus and neonate may be influenced by environmental factors such as nutrition. Maternal methionine (Met) supply in non-ruminants du...

    Authors: Abdulrahman S. Alharthi, Fernanda Batistel, Mohamed K. Abdelmegeid, Gustavo Lascano, Claudia Parys, Ariane Helmbrecht, Erminio Trevisi and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:83

    Content type: Research

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  46. Supplementing farm animals diet with functional ingredients may improve the nutritional quality of meat products. Diet composition has been also demonstrated to influence the gene expression with effect on bio...

    Authors: Rubina Sirri, Marika Vitali, Paolo Zambonelli, Giulia Giannini, Martina Zappaterra, Domenico Pietro Lo Fiego, Dalal Sami and Roberta Davoli

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:81

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  47. Vitamin A and its metabolite, retinoic acid (RA), are important regulators of cell differentiation and organ morphogenesis. Its impact on beef cattle muscle growth remains undefined.

    Authors: Bo Wang, Wei Nie, Xing Fu, Jeanene M de Avila, Yannan Ma, Mei-Jun Zhu, Martin Maquivar, Steven M Parish, Jan R Busboom, Mark L Nelson and Min Du

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:82

    Content type: Research

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  48. There is considerable interest in implementing mobile scanning technology for on-farm body composition analysis on live animals. These experiments evaluated the use of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as...

    Authors: David W Miller, Ellen J Bennett, Joanne L Harrison, Fiona Anderson and Clare L Adam

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:80

    Content type: Research

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  49. Due to the important functions of arginine in poultry, it should be questioned whether the currently adopted dietary Arg:Lys ratios are sufficient to meet the modern broiler requirement in arginine. The presen...

    Authors: Marco Zampiga, Luca Laghi, Massimiliano Petracci, Chenglin Zhu, Adele Meluzzi, Sami Dridi and Federico Sirri

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:79

    Content type: Research

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