Poultry Industry Technical Articles

Genetics - Reproduction

Article published the July 20, 2017:
  1. Introduction MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are ~22-nucleotide small RNA molecules that profoundly affect gene expression by directing repressive protein complexes to the untranslated region (UTR) of target mes...
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Dr Venugopal Nair
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Article published the June 22, 2017:
1. Introduction Breeding programmes are designed to produce a broiler with high potential for growth, yield, and feed efficiency. These traits may compromise health status under husbandry designed to maximise...
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Filiz KaradasPeter Surai
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Article published the May 24, 2017:
To date, the vast majority of known virus-encoded microRNAs (miRNAs) are derived from polymerase II transcripts encoded by DNA viruses. A recent demonstration that the bovine leukemia virus, a retrovirus, uses ...
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Dr Venugopal Nair
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Article published the April 27, 2017:
Background The cleidoic avian egg is a highly ordered structure and the recognized hallmark of reproduction in birds. During egg formation, the accumulation of liver-secreted egg yolk proteins takes place in t...
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Joel GautronMax HinckeNys Yves
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Article published the April 20, 2017:
Nowadays layer breeds show a steadily increasing persistency and prolonged lifetime production period. This is mainly due to genetic improvements but nevertheless, management and especially nutrition of the now...
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Robert Pottgueter
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Article published the March 22, 2017:
T-lymphocytes are central targets of Marek’s disease, a major chicken disease induced by the oncogenic alphaherpesvirus Marek’s disease virus (MDV). T-lymphocyte infection is also associated with im...
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Dr Venugopal Nair
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Article published the March 13, 2017:
  Introduction Host genetics plays an indispensable role in response to Salmonella colonization of chickens. For the past several years, we have been profiling the phenotype of two parental bro...
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Michael H. Kogut
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Article published the March 10, 2017:
  1. Introduction TLRs and their downstream signaling components are mostly conserved in chickens (Lillehoj and Li, 2004; Lynnet al., 2003; Philbin et al., 2005), except for TLR4 (Keestraand van Putten, ...
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Faizal Abdul-Careem
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Article published the February 24, 2017:
  Background Avian Influenza (AI) virus belongs to the Orthomyxoviridae family, Influenzavirus A genus. This virus possesses eight segments of single-stranded RNA genome. Two of these segments encode for...
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Eduardo Lucio DecaniniGerardo Nava MoralesSocorro Magdalena Escorcia Martínez
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