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Pathways from research on improved staple crop germplasm to poverty reduction for smallholder farmers
(Elsevier Ltd, 2017-11-01)
Innovations to improve staple crop germplasm can reduce poverty and otherwise improve farmer livelihoods through complex and multiple pathways. This paper reviews the evidence for one prominent pathway—through increased ...
Evaluation of the National Research Council (2001) dairy model and derivation of new prediction equations. 1. Digestibility of fiber, fat, protein, and nonfiber carbohydrate
Evaluation of ration balancing systems such as the National Research Council (NRC) Nutrient Requirements series is important for improving predictions of animal nutrient requirements and advancing feeding strategies. This ...
Permanent Draft Genome Sequence of Desulfurococcus amylolyticus Strain Z-533(T), a Peptide and Starch Degrader Isolated from Thermal Springs in the Kamchatka Peninsula and Kunashir Island, Russia
Desulfurococcus amylolyticus Z-533(T), a hyperthermophilic crenarcheon, ferments peptide and starch, generating acetate, isobutyrate, isovalerate, CO2, and hydrogen. Unlike D. amylolyticus Z-1312, it cannot use cellulose ...
Phylogenetic Analysis of the SNORD116 Locus
The <i>SNORD116</i> small nucleolar RNA locus (<i>SNORD116@</i>) is contained within the long noncoding RNA host gene <i>SNHG14</i> on human chromosome 15q11-q13. The <i>SNORD116</i> locus is a cluster of 28 or more small ...
Grape Root Borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae): An Economic Pest of Commercial Vineyards in the Eastern United States
(Entomological Society of America, 2017-01)
Grape root borer, Vitacea polistiformis (Harris; Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) is indigenous to the eastern United States and an economically important pest of commercial vineyards much of that region. After eclosion from eggs ...
Short-term heat stress alters redox balance in porcine skeletal muscle
(The Physiological Society, 2017-04)
Heat stress contributes to higher morbidity and mortality in humans and animals and is an agricultural economic challenge because it reduces livestock productivity. Redox balance and associated mitochondrial responses ...
Skeletal muscle autophagy and mitophagy in endurance-trained runners before and after a high-fat meal
Objective: We tested the hypothesis that skeletal muscle of endurance-trained male runners would exhibit elevated autophagy and mitophagy markers, which would be associated with greater metabolic flexibility following a ...
Community food work as critical practice: A faith-based perspective through narratives
Community food work is a framework for understanding the interconnections and complexities of food systems issues such as farm sustainability, food access and health equity, environmental resiliency, and social justice. ...
Whole genome structural analysis of Caribbean hair sheep reveals quantitative link to West African ancestry
Hair sheep of Caribbean origin have become an important part of the U.S. sheep industry. Their lack of wool eliminates a number of health concerns and drastically reduces the cost of production. More importantly, Caribbean ...
Water Use and Treatment in Container-Grown Specialty Crop Production: A Review