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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Implantation failure limits the success of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET). Well-organized embryo-maternal crosstalk is essential for successful implantation. Previous studies mainly focused o...

    Authors: Qianying Yang, Wei Fu, Yue Wang, Kai Miao, Haichao Zhao, Rui Wang, Min Guo, Zhilong Wang, Jianhui Tian and Lei An

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:7

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  5. Genotyping by sequencing (GBS) still has problems with missing genotypes. Imputation is important for using GBS for genomic predictions, especially for low depths, due to the large number of missing genotypes....

    Authors: Xiao Wang, Guosheng Su, Dan Hao, Mogens Sandø Lund and Haja N. Kadarmideen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:3

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  6. The lysosphingolipid, sphingosine-1-phosphate, is a well-described and potent pro-angiogenic factor. Receptors, as well as the sphingosine phosphorylating enzyme sphingosine kinase 1, are expressed in the plac...

    Authors: Kathrin A. Dunlap, Bryan G. White, David W. Erikson, M. Carey Satterfield, Christiane Pfarrer, Guoyao Wu, Fuller W. Bazer, Robert C. Burghardt, Kayla J. Bayless and Greg A. Johnson

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:2

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  7. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of energy overfeeding during the dry period on adipose tissue transcriptome profiles during the periparturient period in dairy cows.

    Authors: Andrea Minuti, Massimo Bionaz, Vincenzo Lopreiato, Nicole A. Janovick, Sandra L. Rodriguez-Zas, James K. Drackley and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:1

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  8. Ketosis in dairy cows is associated with body fat mobilization during the peripartal period. Sub-clinical and clinical ketosis arise more frequently in cows that are overfed energy during the entire dry (last ...

    Authors: Khuram Shahzad, Vincenzo Lopreiato, Yusheng Liang, Erminio Trevisi, Johan S. Osorio, Chuang Xu and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:96

    Content type: Research

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  9. In the original publication of this article [1], the author point out an error in Fig. 3. The correct Fig. 3 is below.

    Authors: Sergio Ledda, Jen M. Kelly, Stefano Nieddu, Daniela Bebbere, Federica Ariu, Luisa Bogliolo, Dity Natan and Amir Arav

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:98

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:90

  10. Impaired fertility in cattle limits the efficiency of livestock production systems. Unraveling the genetic architecture of fertility traits would facilitate their improvement by selection. In this study, we ch...

    Authors: Gerson A. Oliveira Júnior, Daniel J. A. Santos, Aline S. M. Cesar, Solomon A. Boison, Ricardo V. Ventura, Bruno C. Perez, José F. Garcia, José Bento S. Ferraz and Dorian J. Garrick

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:97

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  11. The greatest impact on profitability of a commercial beef operation is reproduction. However, in beef heifers, little is known about the vaginal and fecal microbiota with respect to their relationship with fer...

    Authors: Feilong Deng, Maryanna McClure, Rick Rorie, Xiaofan Wang, Jianmin Chai, Xiaoyuan Wei, Songjia Lai and Jiangchao Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:92

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  12. Ovarian follicular fluid influences follicle and oocyte growth, but the fluctuation of its protein content during folliculogenesis has not been comprehensively analyzed. Here we used a shotgun approach and bio...

    Authors: Victor M. Paes, Shengfa F. Liao, Jose R. Figueiredo, Scott T. Willard, Peter L. Ryan and Jean M. Feugang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:94

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  13. Early-weaning of piglets is often accompanied by severe disorders, especially diarrhea. The gut microbiota and its metabolites play a critical role in the maintenance of the physiologic and metabolic homeostas...

    Authors: Zhichang Wang, Jun Hu, Wenyong Zheng, Tao Yang, Xinkai Wang, Chunlin Xie and Xianghua Yan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:95

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  14. The present study aimed at investigating the influence of 90% menthol-containing plant bioactive lipid compounds (PBLC, essential oils) on growth performance, blood haematological and biochemical profile, and ...

    Authors: Amlan K. Patra, Sebastian Geiger, Katharina T. Schrapers, Hannah-Sophie Braun, Heidrun Gehlen, Alexander Starke, Robert Pieper, Adam Cieslak, Malgorzata Szumacher-Strabel and Jörg R. Aschenbach

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:86

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  15. The objective of this experiment was to investigate the influence of dietary tributyrin on intestinal mucosa development, oxidative stress, mitochondrial function and AMPK-mTOR signaling pathway.

    Authors: Chunchun Wang, Shuting Cao, Zhuojun Shen, Qihua Hong, Jie Feng, Yan Peng and Caihong Hu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:93

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  16. Laying hens supplemented with betaine demonstrate activated adrenal steroidogenesis and deposit higher corticosterone (CORT) in the egg yolk. Here we further investigate the effect of maternal betaine on the p...

    Authors: Halima Abobaker, Yun Hu, Nagmeldin A. Omer, Zhen Hou, Abdulrahman A. Idriss and Ruqian Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:87

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  17. The application of cryopreservation and artificial insemination technology have contributed to the advancement of animal reproduction. However, a substantial proportion of spermatozoa undergoes alterations and...

    Authors: MariaPortia B. Nagata, Junki Egashira, Naoto Katafuchi, Kenji Endo, Kazuko Ogata, Kenichi Yamanaka, Tadayuki Yamanouchi, Hideo Matsuda, Yutaka Hashiyada and Kenichi Yamashita

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:91

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  18. Early colonization of intestinal microbiota during the neonatal stage plays an important role on the development of intestinal immune system and nutrients absorption of the host. Compared to the normal birth w...

    Authors: Lili Jiang, Cuiping Feng, Shiyu Tao, Na Li, Bin Zuo, Dandan Han and Junjun Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:88

    Content type: Review

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  19. The search for alternatives to antibiotics in pig production has increased the interest in natural resources with antimicrobial properties, such as medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA) as in-feed additives. This st...

    Authors: Paola López-Colom, Lorena Castillejos, Agustina Rodríguez-Sorrento, Mónica Puyalto, Juan José Mallo and Susana María Martín-Orúe

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:89

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  20. Previously, phosphoinositide-3-kinase regulatory subunit 1 (PIK3R1) and dual specificity phosphatase 1 (DUSP1) were identified as promising candidate genes for milk production traits due to their being differenti...

    Authors: Bo Han, Yuwei Yuan, Lijun Shi, Yanhua Li, Lin Liu and Dongxiao Sun

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:81

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  21. Heat stress (HS) jeopardizes intestinal barrier functions and augments intestinal permeability in pigs. However, whether HS-induced maternal microbial and metabolic changes in primiparous sows during late gest...

    Authors: Jianwen He, Huiduo Guo, Weijiang Zheng, Yongqiang Xue, Ruqian Zhao and Wen Yao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:84

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  22. To advance the use of embryo vitrification in veterinary practice, we developed a system in which embryo vitrification, warming and dilution can be performed within a straw. Ovine in vitro produced embryos (IVEP)...

    Authors: Sergio Ledda, Jen M. Kelly, Stefano Nieddu, Daniela Bebbere, Federica Ariu, Luisa Bogliolo, Dity Natan and Amir Arav

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:90

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:98

  23. This study was conducted to determine protein molecular structure profiles and quantify the relationship between protein structural features and protein metabolism and bioavailability of blend pelleted product...

    Authors: Aya Ismael, Victor Hugo Guevara-Oquendo, Basim Refat and Peiqiang Yu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:85

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  24. Colistin (polymyxin E) is a kind of peptide antibiotic which has been approved in animal production for the purposes of disease prevention, treatment, and growth promotion. However, the wide use of colistin in...

    Authors: Jiayi Wang, Jinyu Zhou, Yiqiang Chen, Xinpei Zhang, Yongpeng Jin, Xiaojing Cui, Dongting He, Wenqing Lai and Lidong He

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:82

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  25. Aquaporins (AQPs) are a family of transmembrane water channels that includes orthodox AQPs, aquaglyceroporins (GLPs) and superAQPs. AQP3, AQP7, AQP9 and AQP11 have been identified in boar sperm, and they are c...

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

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:77

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  26. High-protein diets can increase the colonic health risks. A moderate reduction of dietary crude-protein (CP) level can improve the colonic bacterial community and mucosal immunity of pigs. However, greatly red...

    Authors: Huisong Wang, Junhua Shen, Yu Pi, Kan Gao and Weiyun Zhu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:79

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  27. Commercial pre-weaning diets are formulated to be highly digestible and nutrient-dense and contain low levels of dietary fibre. In contrast, pigs in a natural setting are manipulating fibre-rich plant material...

    Authors: H. M. J. Van Hees, M. Davids, D. Maes, S. Millet, S. Possemiers, L. A. den Hartog, T. A. T. G. van Kempen and G. P. J. Janssens

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:83

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  28. The reduction of crude protein levels in diets for broiler chickens may generate economic, environmental and flock welfare and health benefits; however, performance is usually compromised. Whole grain feeding ...

    Authors: Amy F. Moss, Peter V. Chrystal, Yueming Dersjant-Li, Peter H. Selle and Sonia Yun Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:80

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  29. This study was conducted to evaluate the feed nutritional value of brewers’ spent grain (BSG) residue resulting from protease aided protein removal. The nutritional value was measured as nutrient content, gas ...

    Authors: Yizhao Shen, Ranithri Abeynayake, Xin Sun, Tao Ran, Jianguo Li, Lingyun Chen and Wenzhu Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:78

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  30. This study was conducted to determine the effects of different dietary protein levels and amino acids supplementation patterns in low protein diets on the growth performance, carcass characteristics and nitrog...

    Authors: Yumei Zhao, Gang Tian, Daiwen Chen, Ping Zheng, Jie Yu, Jun He, Xiangbing Mao, Zhiqing Huang, Yuheng Luo, Junqiu Luo and Bing Yu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:75

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  31. Probiosis is considered a potential strategy to reduce antibiotics use and prevent post-weaning diarrhea (PWD). This study investigated the effect of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens DSM25840 or Bacillus subtilis DSM25...

    Authors: Diana Luise, Micol Bertocchi, Vincenzo Motta, Chiara Salvarani, Paolo Bosi, Andrea Luppi, Flaminia Fanelli, Maurizio Mazzoni, Ivonne Archetti, Giuseppe Maiorano, Bea K. K. Nielsen and Paolo Trevisi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:74

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  32. Polyamines are essential for cell growth and beneficial for intestinal maturation. To evaluate the effects of putrescine on alleviating intestinal atrophy and underlying molecular mechanisms, both in vivo feeding...

    Authors: Bangmin Liu, Xianren Jiang, Long Cai, Xuemei Zhao, Zhaolai Dai, Guoyao Wu and Xilong Li

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:69

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  33. Several studies have evaluated the effects of live yeast supplementation on rumen microbial population; however, its effect on differential microbial genes and their functional potential has not been described...

    Authors: Ibukun M. Ogunade, Jerusha Lay, Kenneth Andries, Christina J. McManus and Frederick Bebe

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:68

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  34. Implantation of goats with melatonin can induce cashmere growth and significantly increase cashmere production performance. However, the impact of melatonin implantation on the carcass characteristics, meat qu...

    Authors: Tao Duan, Ziyuan Wu, Huan Zhang, Ying Liu, Yan Li and Wei Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:70

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  35. Over the last decade, the nutritional requirements of lactating modern genotype sows have increased. The current nutritional recommendations might be unable to meet the needs of increased litter size and milk ...

    Authors: Hongkui Wei, Xichen Zhao, Mao Xia, Chengquan Tan, Jun Gao, John K. Htoo, Chuanhui Xu and Jian Peng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:76

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  36. This study aimed to investigate the effects of oral administration of Enterococcus faecium NCIMB 10415 (E. faecium) on intestinal development, immunological parameters and gut microbiota of neonatal piglets chall...

    Authors: Xie Peng, Ru Wang, Liang Hu, Qiang Zhou, Yang Liu, Min Yang, Zhengfeng Fang, Yan Lin, Shengyu Xu, Bin Feng, Jian Li, Xuemei Jiang, Yong Zhuo, Hua Li, De Wu and Lianqiang Che

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:72

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Content type: Review

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

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

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

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