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

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

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

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

    Authors: Samiullah Khan and Kapil K. Chousalkar

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

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

    Authors: D. Vodolazska and C. Lauridsen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Content type: Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Content type: Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Content type: Review

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Content type: Review

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Content type: Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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

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  34. 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

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

  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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  45. 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

    Content type: Research

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  46. 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

    Content type: Research

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  47. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  48. 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

    Content type: Research

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  49. 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

    Content type: Research

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  50. 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

    Content type: Research

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