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Immunological castration temporarily reduces testis size and function without long-term effects on libido and sperm quality in boars.
The objective was to determine the effects of immunization against gonadotropin releasing hormone on reproductive characteristics in boars. Seventy-two boars were used in a randomized design with three treatments: single ...
Conservation Agriculture Practices in Rainfed Uplands of India Improve Maize-Based System Productivity and Profitability
Traditional agriculture in rainfed uplands of India has been experiencing low agricultural productivity as the lands suffer from poor soil fertility, susceptibility to water erosion and other external pressures of development ...
Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome
The bed bug, Cimex lectularius, has re-established itself as a ubiquitous human ectoparasite throughout much of the world during the past two decades. This global resurgence is likely linked to increased international ...
The SH3 and cysteine-rich domain 3 (Stac3) gene is important to growth, fiber composition, and calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum in postnatal skeletal muscle
Background The SH3 and cysteine-rich domain 3 (Stac3) gene is specifically expressed in the skeletal muscle. Stac3 knockout mice die perinatally. In this study, we determined the potential role of Stac3 in postnatal skeletal ...
Dystrophin-deficient dogs with reduced myostatin have unequal muscle growth and greater joint contractures
Background Myostatin (Mstn) is a negative regulator of muscle growth whose inhibition promotes muscle growth and regeneration. Dystrophin-deficient mdx mice in which myostatin is knocked out or inhibited postnatally have ...
A Bayesian Assignment Method for Ambiguous Bisulfite Short Reads
DNA methylation is an epigenetic modification critical for normal development and diseases. The determination of genome-wide DNA methylation at single-nucleotide resolution is made possible by sequencing bisulfite treated ...
Characterizing the Phenotypic Responses of Escherichia coli to Multiple 4-Carbon Alcohols with Raman Spectroscopy
The phenotypic responses of <i>E. coli</i> cells exposed to 1.2% (<i>v</i>/<i>v</i>) of 1-butanol, 2-butanol, isobutanol, <i>tert</i>-butanol, and 1,4-butanediol were studied in near real-time using Raman spectroscopy. A ...
Seafood Processing and Safety
Food microorganisms are found on all surfaces (skin and gills) and in the intestines of ﬁshery products.[...]
Flood Stress as a Technique to Assess Preventive Insecticide and Fungicide Treatments for Protecting Trees against Ambrosia Beetles
Ambrosia beetles tunnel into the heartwood of trees where they cultivate and feed upon a symbiotic fungus. We assessed the effectiveness of flood stress for making <i>Cercis canadensis</i> L. and <i>Cornus florida</i> L. ...