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  1. Content type: Research

    The immense growth in global bioethanol production has greatly increased the supply of by-products such as whole stillage and condensed distiller’s solubles, which could be potentially used for animal feeding....

    Authors: Xiaojian Yang, Carissa Nath, Alan Doering, John Goihl and Samuel Kofi Baidoo

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:9

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  2. Content type: Review

    Ruminants utilize a wide variety of dietary substrates that are not digestible by the mammals, through microbial fermentation taking place in the rumen. Recent advanced molecular based approaches have allowed ...

    Authors: Nilusha Malmuthuge and Le Luo Guan

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

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  3. Content type: Review

    Methane emissions from ruminant livestock contribute significantly to the large environmental footprint of agriculture. The rumen is the principal source of methane, and certain features of the microbiome are ...

    Authors: Ilma Tapio, Timothy J. Snelling, Francesco Strozzi and R. John Wallace

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:7

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  4. Content type: Research

    Primordial germ cells (PGCs), the precursors of functional gametes, have distinct characteristics and exhibit several unique molecular mechanisms to maintain pluripotency and germness in comparison to somatic ...

    Authors: So Dam Jin, Bo Ram Lee, Young Sun Hwang, Hong Jo Lee, Jong Seop Rim and Jae Yong Han

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:6

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  5. Content type: Research

    Bovine mastitis is the most common and costly disease of lactating cattle worldwide. Apart from milk somatic cell count (SCC) and somatic cell score (SCS), serum cytokines such as interleukin-17 (IL-17) and in...

    Authors: Tahir Usman, Yachun Wang, Chao Liu, Yanghua He, Xiao Wang, Yichun Dong, Hongjun Wu, Airong Liu and Ying Yu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:5

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  6. Content type: Research

    Grain legumes represent a valuable energy source in pig diets due to their high starch content. The present study was conducted to determine the content and apparent ileal digestibility (AID) of starch in diff...

    Authors: Dagmar Jezierny, Rainer Mosenthin, Nadja Sauer, Klaus Schwadorf and Pia Rosenfelder-Kuon

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:4

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  7. Content type: Research

    Mastitis, an infection caused by Gram-positive bacteria, produces udder inflammation and oxidative injury in milk-producing mammals. Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) is important for host recognition of invading Gr...

    Authors: Shoulong Deng, Kun Yu, Wuqi Jiang, Yan Li, Shuotian Wang, Zhuo Deng, Yuchang Yao, Baolu Zhang, Guoshi Liu, Yixun Liu and Zhengxing Lian

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:3

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:19

  8. Content type: Research

    Previous studies suggested that supplementation of lactating sows with β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) could improve the performance of weaning pigs, but there were little information in the muscle fiber type tr...

    Authors: Haifeng Wan, Jiatao Zhu, Caimei Wu, Pan Zhou, Yong Shen, Yan Lin, Shengyu Xu, Lianqiang Che, Bin Feng, Jian Li, Zhengfeng Fang and De Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:2

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  9. Content type: Research

    The chicken gastrointestinal tract contains a diverse microbiota whose composition and structure play important roles in gut functionality. In this study, microbial shifts resulting from feed supplementation w...

    Authors: Ju Kyoung Oh, Edward Alain B. Pajarillo, Jong Pyo Chae, In Ho Kim, Dong Soo Yang and Dae-Kyung Kang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:1

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  10. Content type: Review

    In the last five decades, attempts have been made to improve rumen fermentation and host animal nutrition through modulation of rumen microbiota. The goals have been decreasing methane production, partially in...

    Authors: Yasuo Kobayashi, Seongjin Oh, Htun Myint and Satoshi Koike

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:70

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  11. Content type: Methodology article

    Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infections can be found throughout the body, especially in epithelial tissue. Animal model was established by inoculation of HCMV (strain AD-169) or coinoculation with Hepatitis E ...

    Authors: Jin Tang, Qiaoxing Wu, Xinming Tang, Ruihan Shi, Jingxia Suo, Guangping Huang, Junqing An, Jingyuan Wang, Jinling Yang, Wenzhuo Hao, Ruiping She and Xun Suo

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:69

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  12. Content type: Review

    Antimicrobials are critical to contemporary high-intensity beef production. Many different antimicrobials are approved for beef cattle, and are used judiciously for animal welfare, and controversially, to prom...

    Authors: Andrew Cameron and Tim A. McAllister

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:68

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  13. Content type: Research

    Cryopreservation of epididymal spermatozoa is important in cases in which it is not possible to collect semen using normal methods, as the sudden death of an animal or a catastrophic injury. However, the freez...

    Authors: Sung Jae Yoon, Md Saidur Rahman, Woo Sung Kwon, Do Yeal Ryu, Yoo Jin Park and Myung Geol Pang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:67

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  14. Content type: Research

    In order to improve ICSI, appropiate sperm selection and oocyte activation is necessary. The objective of the present study was to determine the efficiency of fertilization using ICSI with chemically activated...

    Authors: J. E. Hernández-Pichardo, Y. Ducolomb, S. Romo, M. E. Kjelland, R. Fierro, F. Casillas and M. Betancourt

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:65

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  15. Content type: Research

    This study investigated the response of piglets receiving a yeast extract without or with a multi-enzyme mixture compared with an antimicrobial growth promoter (AGP) on performance, immune status and gut struc...

    Authors: Samuel M. Waititu, Fugui Yin, Rob Patterson, Juan C. Rodriguez-Lecompte and Charles M. Nyachoti

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:64

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  16. Content type: Research

    The current study was carried out to provide a reference for monitory of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), zearalenone (ZEN) and deoxynivalenol (DON) contamination in feed ingredients and complete feeds were collected from di...

    Authors: Li Wu, Jianjun Li, Yunhu Li, Tiejun Li, Qinghua He, Yulong Tang, Hongnan Liu, Yongteng Su, Yulong Yin and Peng Liao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:63

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  17. Content type: Research

    Toasting during the production of rapeseed meal (RSM) decreases ileal crude protein (CP) and amino acid (AA) digestibility. The mechanisms that determine the decrease in digestibility have not been fully eluci...

    Authors: Sergio Salazar-Villanea, Erik M. A. M. Bruininx, Harry Gruppen, Wouter H. Hendriks, Patrick Carré, Alain Quinsac and Antonius F. B. van der Poel

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:62

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  18. Content type: Research

    Three experiments were conducted to examine the overall hypothesis that addition of medium chain triglycerides (MCT) and cysteamine hydrochloride (CSH) into the diets of young and growing pigs would stimulate ...

    Authors: David W. Miller, Zoe Prosser, Edward Y. W. Chee, Christian F. Hansen, Frank R. Dunshea, Bruce P. Mullan and John R. Pluske

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:61

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  19. Content type: Research

    Behavior is an important indicator reflecting the welfare of animals. Manual analysis of video is the most commonly used method to study animal behavior. However, this approach is tedious and depends on a subj...

    Authors: Cheng Wang, Hongqian Chen, Xuebin Zhang and Chaoying Meng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:60

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  20. Content type: Research

    Removal of the follicular content by ultrasound-guided transvaginal follicle aspiration (TVFA) may fail to induce immediate atresia and loss of function, resulting in the occurrence of residual follicles (RF)....

    Authors: Alberto Mansur Ghetti, Luiz Gustavo Bruno Siqueira, Eduardo Kenji Nunes Arashiro, Miller Pereira Palhao, Felipe Zandonadi Brandao and Joao Henrique Moreira Viana

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:59

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  21. Content type: Research

    This experiment was conducted to test the hypothesis that vitamin E (Vit E) and acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), a cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor, will additively reduce the production of the immunosuppressive ...

    Authors: Jae Cheol Kim, Bruce P. Mullan, John L. Black, Robert J. E. Hewitt, Robert J. van Barneveld and John R. Pluske

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:58

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  22. Content type: Research

    Heat stress is known to alter follicular dynamics and granulosa cell function and may contribute to the diminished reproductive efficiency commonly observed in mammals during the summer. Although several inves...

    Authors: Jieyun Li, Hui Gao, Zhen Tian, Yi Wu, Yingzheng Wang, Yuan Fang, Lu Lin, Ying Han, Shuaishuai Wu, IhteshamUl Haq and Shenming Zeng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:57

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  23. Content type: Research

    Basal ileal endogenous amino acid (AA) losses (IAAend) and standardized ileal digestibility (SID) values of cereal grains, such as barley, are apparently underestimated when determined according to the nitrogen (...

    Authors: Hanna Katharina Spindler, Rainer Mosenthin, Pia Rosenfelder, Henry Jørgensen, Knud Erik Bach Knudsen and Meike Eklund

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:56

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  24. Content type: Research

    The present work investigated the influence of lignin content and composition in the fungal treatment of lignocellulosic biomass in order to improve rumen degradability. Wheat straw and wood chips, differing i...

    Authors: Sandra J. A. van Kuijk, José C. del Río, Jorge Rencoret, Ana Gutiérrez, Anton S. M. Sonnenberg, Johan J. P. Baars, Wouter H. Hendriks and John W. Cone

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:55

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  25. Content type: Research

    Modification of chemical composition of diets fed to dairy cows might be a good strategy to reduce methane (CH4) production in the rumen. Notable reductions of CH4 production compared to conventional high-roughag...

    Authors: Laura Maccarana, Mirko Cattani, Franco Tagliapietra, Lucia Bailoni and Stefano Schiavon

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:54

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  26. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of dietary restriction and subsequent compensatory growth on the relative expression of genes involved in volatile fatty acid transport, metabolism and...

    Authors: Emma O’Shea, Sinéad M. Waters, Kate Keogh, Alan K. Kelly and David A. Kenny

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:53

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  27. Content type: Research

    To our knowledge, there is little study on the interaction between nutrient availability and molecular structure changes induced by different processing methods in dairy cattle. The objective of this study was...

    Authors: M. D. Mostafizar Rahman, Katerina Theodoridou and Peiqiang Yu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:52

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  28. Content type: Research

    The overall breeding objective for a nucleus swine selection program is to improve crossbred commercial performance. Most genetic improvement programs are based on an assumed high degree of positive relationsh...

    Authors: C. E. Abell, R. L. Fernando, T. V. Serenius, M. F. Rothschild, K. A. Gray and K. J. Stalder

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:51

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  29. Content type: Research

    Lycopene (LYC) is a natural carotenoid with powerful reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging activities. The aim of this study was to investigate if lycopene has the ability to reverse ROS-mediated alteration...

    Authors: Eva Tvrdá, Anton Kováčik, Eva Tušimová, Dušan Paál, Alica Mackovich, Jakhongir Alimov and Norbert Lukáč

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:50

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  30. Content type: Research

    Alfalfa hay and corn stover are different type of forages which can significantly impact a cow’s lactation performance, but the underlying metabolic mechanism has been poorly studied. We used biomarker and pat...

    Authors: Huizeng Sun, Bing Wang, Jiakun Wang, Hongyun Liu and Jianxin Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:49

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  31. Content type: Erratum

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:48

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    The original article was published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:45

  32. Content type: Research

    To investigate the effects of dietary crude protein (CP) restriction on muscle fiber characteristics and key regulators related to protein deposition in skeletal muscle, a total of 18 growing-finishing pigs (6...

    Authors: Yinghui Li, Fengna Li, Li Wu, Hongkui Wei, Yingying Liu, Tiejun Li, Bie Tan, Xiangfeng Kong, Kang Yao, Shuai Chen, Fei Wu, Yehui Duan and Yulong Yin

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:47

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  33. Content type: Research

    To determine responses of neonatal intestine to maternal increased consumption of DL-methionine (DLM) or DL-2-hydroxy-4-methylthiobutanoic acid (HMTBA), eighteen primiparous sows (Landrace × Yorkshire) were al...

    Authors: Heju Zhong, Hao Li, Guangmang Liu, Haifeng Wan, Yves Mercier, Xiaoling Zhang, Yan Lin, Lianqiang Che, Shengyu Xu, Li Tang, Gang Tian, Daiwen Chen, De Wu and Zhengfeng Fang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:46

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  34. Content type: Research

    The ability of near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) to determine the digestible energy (DE) and metabolizable energy (ME) content of corn fed to growing pigs was tested. One hundred and seventeen corn...

    Authors: Juntao Li, Quanfeng Li, Defa Li, Yiqiang Chen, Xiaoxiao Wang, Wenjun Yang and Liying Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:45

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:48

  35. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to study how changing the ratio of Lys to Thr, Lys to His, and Lys to Val affects the expression of lipogenic genes and microRNA (miRNA) in bovine mammary epithelial cells.

    Authors: Shanshan Li, Afshin Hosseini, Marina Danes, Carolina Jacometo, Jianxin Liu and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:44

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  36. Content type: Research

    Although isoflavones are natural dietary antioxidants, they may have toxicological effects. This study aimed to evaluate the redox system in tissues of finishing pigs by supplementation with high dose of daidz...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Xianyong Ma, Yingcai Lin, Yunxia Xiong, Chuntian Zheng, Youjun Hu, Deqian Yu and Zongyong Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:43

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  37. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to characterize the mRNA expression profile related to rumen epithelial inflammation through the in vivo and in vitro experiments. In the in vivo experiment, rumen papillae were...

    Authors: Ruiyang Zhang, Weiyun Zhu and Shengyong Mao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:42

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  38. Content type: Research

    Calcium is a vital mineral and an indispensable component of milk for ruminants. The regulation of transcellular calcium transport by 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-(OH)2D3, the active form of vitamin D) has been...

    Authors: Feifei Sun, Yangchun Cao, Chao Yu, Xiaoshi Wei and Junhu Yao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:41

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  39. Content type: Research

    Insulin-like factor 2 (IGF2) plays an important role in embryonic growth process by modulating intermediary metabolism and cell proliferation. Folic acid is involved in one carbon metabolism and contributes to DN...

    Authors: Yanli Liu, Lihui Zhi, Jing Shen, Shizhao Li, Junhu Yao and Xiaojun Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:40

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  40. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to optimize the fungal treatment of lignocellulosic biomass by stimulating the colonization. Wheat straw and wood chips were treated with Ceriporiopsis subvermispora and Lentinula edodes

    Authors: Sandra J. A. van Kuijk, Anton S. M. Sonnenberg, Johan J. P. Baars, Wouter H. Hendriks and John W. Cone

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:39

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  41. Content type: Research

    Brucella is a zoonotic Gram-negative pathogen that causes abortion and infertility in ruminants and humans. TLR4 is the receptor for LPS which can recognize Brucella and initiate antigen-presenting cell activi...

    Authors: Yan Li, Di Lian, Shoulong Deng, Xiaosheng Zhang, Jinlong Zhang, Wenting Li, Hai Bai, Zhixian Wang, Hongping Wu, Juncai Fu, Hongbing Han, Jianzhong Feng, Guoshi Liu, Ling Lian and Zhengxing Lian

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:38

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  42. Content type: Review

    Heat as a stressor of poultry has been studied extensively for many decades; it affects poultry production on a worldwide basis and has significant impact on well-being and production. More recently, the invol...

    Authors: Abdollah Akbarian, Joris Michiels, Jeroen Degroote, Maryam Majdeddin, Abolghasem Golian and Stefaan De Smet

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:37

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  43. Content type: Research

    During processing in a desolventizer/toaster (DT), rapeseed meal (RSM) is heated to evaporate the hexane and to reduce the level of heat-labile anti-nutritional factors such as glucosinolates (GSL). However, e...

    Authors: Rainer Mosenthin, Ulrike Messerschmidt, Nadja Sauer, Patrick Carré, Alain Quinsac and Friedrich Schöne

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:36

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  44. Content type: Short report

    Effects of some methodological factors on in vitro measures of gas production (GP, mL/g DM), CH4 production (mL/g DM) and proportion (% CH4 on total GP) were investigated by meta-analysis. These factors were cons...

    Authors: Laura Maccarana, Mirko Cattani, Franco Tagliapietra, Stefano Schiavon, Lucia Bailoni and Roberto Mantovani

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:35

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  45. Content type: Review

    Dietary lipid supplementation benefits the prolific and high-producing modern lactating sow. A comprehensive review of recent studies showed that lipid supplementation increases average daily energy intake, wh...

    Authors: David S. Rosero, R. Dean Boyd, Jack Odle and Eric van Heugten

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:34

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  46. Content type: Research

    Resveratrol, an important phyto-antioxidant commonly found in grapes, mulberry, and other plants, has a variety of functions including anti-aging, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activities. In the current s...

    Authors: Yu Li, Jing Wang, Zhenzhen Zhang, Jinyun Yi, Changjiu He, Feng Wang, Xiuzhi Tian, Minghui Yang, Yukun Song, Pingli He and Guoshi Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:33

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  47. Content type: Research

    As a organic acid, benzoic acid has become one of the most important alternatives for antibiotics, and its beneficial effect on performance in animals has been proven for a decade. However, knowledge of the ef...

    Authors: Hui Diao, Zengbing Gao, Bing Yu, Ping Zheng, Jun He, Jie Yu, Zhiqing Huang, Daiwen Chen and Xiangbing Mao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:32

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  48. Content type: Research

    Embryonic mortality during the period of implantation strongly affects litter size in pigs. Progesterone receptor (PGR) paracrine signaling has been recognized to play a significant role in embryonic implantation...

    Authors: Xiao Chen, Jinluan Fu and Aiguo Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:31

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  49. Content type: Research

    Recent technological advances in genomics have allowed the genotyping of cattle through single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) panels. High-density SNP panels possess greater genome coverage and are useful for t...

    Authors: Ismael Urbinati, Nedenia Bonvino Stafuzza, Marcos Túlio Oliveira, Tatiane Cristina Seleguim Chud, Roberto Hiroshi Higa, Luciana Correia de Almeida Regitano, Maurício Mello de Alencar, Marcos Eli Buzanskas and Danísio Prado Munari

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:29

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