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Effects of dietary cis 9, trans 11-18 : 2, trans 10, cis 12-18 : 2 or vaccenic acid (trans 11-18 : 1) during lactation on body composition, tissue fatty acid profiles, and litter growth in mice
(Cambridge University Press, 2003-12)
Cis 9, trans 11 (c9, t11)-18:2 and trans 10, cis 12 (t10, c12)-18:2 are the major conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) isomers in dietary supplements which reduce milk fat content in nursing women. The present study evaluated ...
Estimation of additive, dominance and epistatic variance components using finite locus models implemented with a single-site Gibbs and a descent graph sampler
(Cambridge University Press, 2000-10)
In a previous contribution, we implemented a finite locus model (FLM) for estimating additive and dominance genetic variances via a Bayesian method and a single-site Gibbs sampler. We observed a dependency of dominance ...
The Waste Solutions Forum: An Innovative and Cooperative Approach to Support the Agricultural Community and Protect Water Quality
Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) contamination of water resources is a significant concern for the Chesapeake Bay and threatens the economic viability of farming communities within the Shenandoah Valley. Nutrient reduction ...
Dietary phosphorus effects on characteristics of mechanically separated dairy manure
(American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2005)
One approach to reduce nutrient losses from livestock farms is to apply biological waste treatment systems such as biological nitrogen (N) removal or enhanced biological phosphorus (P) removal (EBPR) to reduce the nutrient ...
Sorption of estrogen to three agricultural soils from Virginia, USA
(American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2008)
Land-applied manures and grazing livestock are sources of estrogens to the environment. Natural steroid estrogens such as 17 beta-estradiol (E2) in low concentrations (ng L(-1)) can adversely affect the reproductive health ...
Bayesian QTL mapping using skewed Student-tdistributions
In most QTL mapping studies, phenotypes are assumed to follow normal distributions. Deviations from this assumption may lead to detection of false positive QTL. To improve the robustness of Bayesian QTL mapping methods, ...