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  1. Content type: Research

    Pork produced by outdoor-reared pigs raised mostly on alfalfa pastures attracts increasing population of consumer from most of the world. In China, pigs were raised with alfalfa-containing diets to seek for go...

    Authors: Jiawei Wang, Chunfu Qin, Ting He, Kai Qiu, Wenjuan Sun, Xin Zhang, Ning Jiao, Weiyun Zhu and Jingdong Yin

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:11

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    Dairy cows can readily overconsume dietary energy during most of the prepartum period, often leading to higher prepartal concentrations of insulin and glucose and excessive body fat deposition. The end result ...

    Authors: S. J. Moisá, P. Ji, J. K. Drackley, S. L. Rodriguez-Zas and J. J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:85

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    The stomach is an underestimated key interface between the ingesta and the digestive system, affecting the digestion and playing an important role in several endocrine functions. The quality of starter microbi...

    Authors: Paolo Trevisi, Davide Priori, Vincenzo Motta, Diana Luise, Alfons J. M. Jansman, Sietse-Jan Koopmans and Paolo Bosi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:82

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    The histone code is an established epigenetic regulator of early embryonic development in mammals. The lysine residue K9 of histone H3 (H3K9) is a prime target of SIRT1, a member of NAD+-dependent histone deacety...

    Authors: Katerina Adamkova, Young-Joo Yi, Jaroslav Petr, Tereza Zalmanova, Kristyna Hoskova, Pavla Jelinkova, Jiri Moravec, Milena Kralickova, Miriam Sutovsky, Peter Sutovsky and Jan Nevoral

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:83

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  5. Content type: Research

    Feeding behavior study is important for animal husbandry and production. However, few studies were conducted on the feeding behavior and their relationship with feeding efficiency in Pekin ducks. In order to i...

    Authors: Feng Zhu, Yahui Gao, Fangbin Lin, Jinping Hao, Fangxi Yang and Zhuocheng Hou

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:81

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    Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a mycotoxin produced by Fusarium species in the field, commonly found in cereal grains, which negatively affects performances and health of animals. Mycotoxin binders are supposed to reduc...

    Authors: Linghong Jin, Wei Wang, Jeroen Degroote, Noémie Van Noten, Honglin Yan, Maryam Majdeddin, Mario Van Poucke, Luc Peelman, Anne Goderis, Kurt Van De Mierop, Ronny Mombaerts, Stefaan De Smet and Joris Michiels

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:80

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  7. Content type: Research

    This study evaluated the impact of hormonal modulation at the onset of proestrus on ovarian response and uterine gene expression of beef cows.

    Authors: Manoel Francisco de Sá Filho, Angela Maria Gonella-Diaza, Mariana Sponchiado, Marcio Ferreira Mendanha, Guilherme Pugliesi, Roney dos Santos Ramos, Sónia Cristina da Silva Andrade, Gustavo Gasparin, Luiz Lehmann Coutinho, Marcelo Demarchi Goissis, Fernando Silveira Mesquita, Pietro Sampaio Baruselli and Mario Binelli

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:79

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  8. Content type: Research

    Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is a gonadotropin synthesized and secreted by the pituitary gland. FSH stimulates follicle development and maturation in females. It also plays an important role in spermatog...

    Authors: Wenting Li, Yujun Quan, Mengmeng Zhang, Kejun Wang, Muzhen Zhu, Ye Chen, Qiuyan Li and Keliang Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:84

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  9. Content type: Research

    Nutrition is one of the most important factors that affect animal performance, and it therefore also impacts on financial results in beef systems. In this way, finding the best strategy for feeding supplements...

    Authors: Aline Gomes da Silva, Mário Fonseca Paulino, Edenio Detmann, Henrique Jorge Fernandes, Lincoln da Silva Amorim, Román Enrique Maza Ortega, Victor Valério de Carvalho, Josilaine Aparecida da Costa Lima, Felipe Henrique de Moura, Mariana Benevides Monteiro and Jéssika Almeida Bitencourt

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:78

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  10. Content type: Research

    The lipid from egg yolk is largely consumed in supplying the energy for embryonic growth until hatching. The remaining lipid in the yolk sac is transported into the hatchling’s tissues. The gene expression pro...

    Authors: Lu Liu, Huanxian Cui, Ruiqi Fu, Maiqing Zheng, Ranran Liu, Guiping Zhao and Jie Wen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:77

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  11. Content type: Research

    Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is important mediator of inflammatory-induced suppression of reproductive axis at the hypothalamic level. At the beginning of inflammation, the main source of cytokines in the cerebrospi...

    Authors: Janina Skipor, Marta Kowalewska, Aleksandra Szczepkowska, Anna Majewska, Tomasz Misztal, Marek Jalynski, Andrzej P. Herman and Katarzyna Zabek

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:76

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  12. Content type: Research

    It is well known that feeding a high concentrate (HC) diet to lactating ruminants likely induces subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) and leads to a decrease in milk fat production. However, the effects of feeding...

    Authors: Ping Tian, Yanwen Luo, Xian Li, Jing Tian, Shiyu Tao, Canfeng Hua, Yali Geng, Yingdong Ni and Ruqian Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:74

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  13. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to estimate variance components and to identify genomic regions and pathways associated with resistance to gastrointestinal parasites, particularly Haemonchus contortus, in a breed of sh...

    Authors: Mariana Piatto Berton, Rafael Medeiros de Oliveira Silva, Elisa Peripolli, Nedenia Bonvino Stafuzza, Jesús Fernández Martin, Maria Saura Álvarez, Beatriz Villanueva Gavinã, Miguel Angel Toro, Georgget Banchero, Priscila Silva Oliveira, Joanir Pereira Eler, Fernando Baldi and José Bento Sterman Ferraz

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:73

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  14. Content type: Review

    The concept of foetal programming (FP) originated from human epidemiological studies, where foetal life nutrition was linked to health and disease status later in life. Since the proposal of this phenomenon, i...

    Authors: Prabhat Khanal and Mette Olaf Nielsen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:75

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  15. Content type: Research

    Betaine affects fat metabolism in animals, but the specific mechanism is still not clear. The purpose of this study was to investigate possible mechanisms of betaine in altering lipid metabolism in muscle tiss...

    Authors: Sisi Li, Haichao Wang, Xinxia Wang, Yizhen Wang and Jie Feng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:72

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  16. Content type: Research

    Leptin has a strong relation to important traits in animal production, such as carcass composition, feed intake, and reproduction. It is mainly produced by adipose cells and acts predominantly in the hypothala...

    Authors: Lúcio Flávio Macedo Mota, Cristina Moreira Bonafé, Pâmela Almeida Alexandre, Miguel Henrique Santana, Francisco José Novais, Erika Toriyama, Aldrin Vieira Pires, Saulo da Luz Silva, Paulo Roberto Leme, José Bento Sterman Ferraz and Heidge Fukumasu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:71

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  17. Content type: Research

    The broiler industry has undergone intense genetic selection over the past 50 yr. resulting in improvements for growth and feed efficiency, however, significant variation remains for performance and growth tra...

    Authors: Nicky-Lee Willson, Rebecca E. A. Forder, Rick G. Tearle, Greg S. Nattrass, Robert J. Hughes and Philip I. Hynd

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:70

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  18. Content type: Research

    An oviduct- specific glycoprotein, OVGP1, is synthesized and secreted by non-ciliated epithelial cells of the mammalian oviduct which provides an essential milieu for reproductive functions. The present study ...

    Authors: Suman Choudhary, A. Kumaresan, Manish Kumar, Shivani Chhillar, Hrudananda Malik, Sudarshan Kumar, Jai K. Kaushik, Tirtha K. Datta and Ashok K. Mohanty

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:69

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  19. Content type: Research

    During late gestation the placental epithelial interface becomes highly folded, which involves changes in stromal hyaluronan. Hyaluronan is composed of glucoronate and N-acetyl-glucosamine. We hypothesized tha...

    Authors: Jeffrey L. Vallet, Jeremy R. Miles, Bradley A. Freking and Shane Meyer

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:68

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  20. Content type: Research

    Beef cattle breeding programs in Brazil have placed greater emphasis on the genomic study of reproductive traits of males and females due to their economic importance. In this study, genome-wide associations w...

    Authors: Marcos Eli Buzanskas, Daniela do Amaral Grossi, Ricardo Vieira Ventura, Flavio Schramm Schenkel, Tatiane Cristina Seleguim Chud, Nedenia Bonvino Stafuzza, Luciana Diniz Rola, Sarah Laguna Conceição Meirelles, Fabiana Barichello Mokry, Maurício de Alvarenga Mudadu, Roberto Hiroshi Higa, Marcos Vinícius Gualberto Barbosa da Silva, Maurício Mello de Alencar, Luciana Correia de Almeida Regitano and Danísio Prado Munari

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:67

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  21. Content type: Research

    Cinnamicaldehyde (CA) is a key flavor compound in cinnamon essential oil possessing various bioactivities. Tight junction (TJ) proteins are vital for the maintenance of intestinal epithelial barrier function, ...

    Authors: Kaiji Sun, Yan Lei, Renjie Wang, Zhenlong Wu and Guoyao Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:66

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  22. Content type: Research

    When an animal is exposed to a stressor, metabolic rate, energy consumption and utilisation increase primarily through activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Changes to partitioning of en...

    Authors: A. K. Kelly, P. Lawrence, B. Earley, D. A. Kenny and M. McGee

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:65

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  23. Content type: Research

    The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of overfeeding a moderate energy diet and a 2,4-thiazolidinedione (TZD) injection on blood and hepatic tissue biomarkers of lipid metabolism, oxidative str...

    Authors: Afshin Hosseini, Mustafa Salman, Zheng Zhou, James K. Drackley, Erminio Trevisi and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:64

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  24. Content type: Research

    Methionine is an essential amino acid for fish. The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary methionine on growth performance, digestive and absorptive ability, as well as antioxidant ...

    Authors: Pei Wu, Ling Tang, Weidan Jiang, Kai Hu, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Shengyao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wuneng Tang, Yongan Zhang, Xiaoqiu Zhou and Lin Feng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:63

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  25. Content type: Research

    Maternal obesity alters oocytes and subsequent fetal metabolism. An increasing number of studies have shown that the endoplasmic reticulums (ER) or mitochondria have important effects on oocyte quality, but th...

    Authors: Lihong Zhao, Tengfei Lu, Lei Gao, Xiangwei Fu, Shien Zhu and Yunpeng Hou

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:62

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  26. Content type: Research

    Application the innovative method which is in ovo technology provides a means of modulating the immune system at early embryonic stages. The aim of study was to determine influence of the in ovo stimulation, o...

    Authors: A. Sobolewska, J. Bogucka, A. Dankowiakowska, G. Elminowska-Wenda, K. Stadnicka and M. Bednarczyk

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:61

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  27. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to determine the effects of early antibiotic intervention (EAI) on subsequent blood parameters, apparent nutrient digestibility, and fecal fermentation profile in pigs with different dietary c...

    Authors: Miao Yu, Chuanjian Zhang, Yuxiang Yang, Chunlong Mu, Yong Su, Kaifan Yu and Weiyun Zhu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:60

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  28. Content type: Research

    Genomic growth curves are generally defined only in terms of population mean; an alternative approach that has not yet been exploited in genomic analyses of growth curves is the Quantile Regression (QR). This ...

    Authors: L. M. A. Barroso, M. Nascimento, A. C. C. Nascimento, F. F. Silva, N. V. L. Serão, C. D. Cruz, M. D. V. Resende, F. L. Silva, C. F. Azevedo, P. S. Lopes and S. E. F. Guimarães

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:59

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  29. Content type: Research

    Intra-uterine crowding (IUC) observed in hyperprolific sows impairs myofiber hyperplasia and overall fetal growth. Arginine supplementation (ARG) in gestation diets has been shown to positively affect litter a...

    Authors: Johannes Gulmann Madsen, Camilo Pardo, Michael Kreuzer and Giuseppe Bee

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:58

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  30. Content type: Research

    Two trials were performed to evaluate a partially defatted Hermetia illucens (HI) larvae meal as potential feed ingredient in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum) diets. In the first trial, 360 trout (178....

    Authors: M. Renna, A. Schiavone, F. Gai, S. Dabbou, C. Lussiana, V. Malfatto, M. Prearo, M. T. Capucchio, I. Biasato, E. Biasibetti, M. De Marco, A. Brugiapaglia, I. Zoccarato and L. Gasco

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:57

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  31. Content type: Research

    The objective of the present study was to estimate (co)variance components of female fertility traits in Chinese Holsteins, considering fertility traits in different parities as different traits. Data on 88,64...

    Authors: Aoxing Liu, Mogens Sandø Lund, Yachun Wang, Gang Guo, Ganghui Dong, Per Madsen and Guosheng Su

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:56

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  32. Content type: Research

    In beef cattle, changes in the periovulatory endocrine milieu are associated with fertility and conceptus growth. A large preovulatory follicle (POF) and the resulting elevated concentrations of progesterone (...

    Authors: Moana Rodrigues França, Maressa Izabel Santos da Silva, Guilherme Pugliesi, Veerle Van Hoeck and Mario Binelli

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:54

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  33. Content type: Research

    The beneficial effects of Lactobacillus probiotics in animal production are often strain-related. Different strains from the same species may exert different weight-gain effect on hosts in vivo. Most lactobacilli...

    Authors: Yating Su, Xingjie Chen, Ming Liu and Xiaohua Guo

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:52

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  34. Content type: Research

    Corn and soybean meal (SBM) are two of the most common feed ingredients used in pig feeds. However, a variety of antinutritional factors (ANFs) present in corn and SBM can interfere with the bioavailability of...

    Authors: Changyou Shi, Yu Zhang, Zeqing Lu and Yizhen Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:50

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  35. Content type: Review

    Fluoroacetate producing plants grow worldwide and it is believed they produce this toxic compound as a defence mechanism against grazing by herbivores. Ingestion by livestock often results in fatal poisonings,...

    Authors: Lex Ee Xiang Leong, Shahjalal Khan, Carl K. Davis, Stuart E. Denman and Chris S. McSweeney

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:55

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  36. Content type: Research

    The present experiment was performed to assess the effects of different sources of milk on the growth performance, serum metabolism, immunity, and intestinal development of calves. Eighty-four Holstein male ne...

    Authors: Yang Zou, Yajing Wang, Youfei Deng, Zhijun Cao, Shengli Li and Jiufeng Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:53

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  37. Content type: Research

    The study aimed to determine the apparent total tract digestibility coefficients (ATTDC) of nutrients, the apparent metabolizable energy (AME and AMEn) and the amino acid (AA) apparent ileal digestibility coef...

    Authors: Achille Schiavone, Michele De Marco, Silvia Martínez, Sihem Dabbou, Manuela Renna, Josefa Madrid, Fuensanta Hernandez, Luca Rotolo, Pierluca Costa, Francesco Gai and Laura Gasco

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:51

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  38. Content type: Research

    The newly proposed methanogenic order ‘Methanomassiliicoccales’ is the second largest archaeal population in the rumen, second only to the Methanobrevibacter population. However, information is limited regarding ...

    Authors: Wei Jin, Yanfen Cheng and Weiyun Zhu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:47

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  39. Content type: Research

    An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of feed restriction (FR) and sex on the quantitative and qualitative carcass traits of Morada Nova lambs. Thirty-five animals with an initial body weight of ...

    Authors: Thiago L. A. C. de Araújo, Elzânia S. Pereira, Ivone Y. Mizubuti, Ana C. N. Campos, Marília W. F. Pereira, Eduardo L. Heinzen, Hilton C. R. Magalhães, Leilson R. Bezerra, Luciano P da Silva and Ronaldo L. Oliveira

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:46

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  40. Content type: Research

    Among various feed additives currently used in poultry nutrition, an important role is played by bioactive substances, including prebiotics. The beneficial effect of these bioactive substances on the gastroint...

    Authors: Adrianna Sobolewska, Gabriela Elminowska-Wenda, Joanna Bogucka, Agata Dankowiakowska, Anna Kułakowska, Agata Szczerba, Katarzyna Stadnicka, Michał Szpinda and Marek Bednarczyk

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:45

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  41. Content type: Research

    The growth rate often varies among individual broilers of the same breed under a common management condition. To investigate whether a variation in the growth rate is associated with a difference in hormone le...

    Authors: Yingping Xiao, Choufei Wu, Kaifeng Li, Guohong Gui, Guolong Zhang and Hua Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:43

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  42. Content type: Review

    Maternal undernutrition or overnutrition during pregnancy alters organ structure, impairs prenatal and neonatal growth and development, and reduces feed efficiency for lean tissue gains in pigs. These adverse ...

    Authors: Yun Ji, Zhenlong Wu, Zhaolai Dai, Xiaolong Wang, Ju Li, Binggen Wang and Guoyao Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:42

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  43. Content type: Review

    Elevated concentrations of plasma fatty acids in transition dairy cows are significantly associated with increased disease susceptibility and poor lactation performance. The main source of plasma fatty acids t...

    Authors: G. Andres Contreras, Clarissa Strieder-Barboza and William Raphael

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:41

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  44. Content type: Methodology Article

    A random multiple-regression model that simultaneously fit all allele substitution effects for additive markers or haplotypes as uncorrelated random effects was proposed for Best Linear Unbiased Prediction, us...

    Authors: Hao Cheng, Dorian J. Garrick and Rohan L. Fernando

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:38

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  45. Content type: Research

    Dorper is an important breed for meat purpose and widely used in the livestock industry of the world. However, the protein requirement of Dorper crossbred has not been investigated. The current paper reports t...

    Authors: Tao Ma, Kaidong Deng, Yan Tu, Naifeng Zhang, Bingwen Si, Guishan Xu and Qiyu Diao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:40

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  46. Content type: Review

    Mammalian spermatogenesis contains three continuous and organized processes, by which spermatogonia undergo mitosis and differentiate to spermatocytes, follow on meiosis to form haploid spermatids and ultimate...

    Authors: Xiaoxu Chen, Xueliang Li, Jiayin Guo, Pengfei Zhang and Wenxian Zeng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:35

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