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1. Introduction The demand for poultry products has grown exponentially in recent decades and it is estimated that production will reach 130 million tons of chicken meat in 2020, when it will become the most consumed animal meat in the world [1]. Among traditional livestock species, poultry are the most efficient feed converters, with a feed conversion ratio in the range of 1.6–2.0. The ma ...
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We are running 48 samples per Run on an Illumina Myseq. This gives lots of bacterial Ribosomal diversity at a cost of about $100 or less per sample for reagents.
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A recent study by Butt and others demonstrates that random next generation sequencing can be successfully used for diagnostic identification and genotyping of Newcastle disease viruses present in paraffin embedded fixed (FFPE) chicken tissues. Dr. Afonso’s team used this approach to characterize the Newcastle disease virus genomes from field collected samples obtained during disease outbrea ...
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The importance of the microbiota in the gastrointestinal tract of animals is recognized to have an important role in host health and productivity. In this study, we sought to assess and characterize the microbiota in the feces of poultry chickens from several farms of 2 different integrators in the same geographical region of South America. These companies were changing AGP program to an AGP-free ...
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