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IDENTIFICATION OF CHROMOSOMAL REGIONS ASSOCIATED WITH INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN CATTLE
Genetic selection for animals resistant or tolerant to a disease might yield new opportunities to improve profitability of the animal industry. Selection for animals that are able to defend themselves against pathogenic ...
Mechanisms of Endometrial Regeneration
The uterus is one of the most plastic adult organs with tremendous regenerative capacity. The endometrium (innermost lining of the uterus) undergoes regular cycles of remodeling by transitioning through stages of growth, ...
PHYSIOLOGICAL ROLE OF PROSTAGLANDIN AND CORTISOL DURING EARLY PREGNANCY IN SHEEP
Pregnancy failure during the early stage of gestation is a major cause of infertility in domestic ruminants. Most early pregnancy losses are characterized by endometrial dysfunction, asynchrony between the conceptus (embryo ...
The development of a modeling platform to examine management alternatives to improve the sustainability of beef production
The objective of this research was to develop a modeling platform to test the effects of management practices on sustainability of beef production systems. A simulation model was constructed to examine the role of improved ...
The meaning of barks: vocal communication of fearful and playful affective states in pigs
If vocalizations reflect an individual's underlying affective state, they can be useful in animal welfare assessment. Domestic pigs,
FUNCTION OF AMP-ACTIVATED PROTEIN KINASE IN MYOGENESIS
Proper skeletal muscle development is crucial for human health and meat production. AMPK is the master metabolism regulator, but the role of AMPK in myogenesis remains poorly defined. Previous studies using AMPK activators ...
THE EFFECT OF POTASSIUM AND FAT IN THE EARLY LACTATION ON MILK FATTY ACIDS AND THE NUTRIENT CONTRIBUTIONS AND BIOGAS POTENTIAL OF CO-DIGESTION OF FEEDSTOCKS AND DAIRY MANURE
This dissertation research focused on the areas of nutrition and nutrient management. Three experiments were conducted with lactating cows to evaluate nutritional strategies to improve the efficiency of milk fat production. ...
CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR MECHANISMS REGULATING POSTNATAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE UTERUS
The uterus is essential for mammalian reproduction as it provides environment for conceptus implantation and subsequent development. Morphogenesis of the uterus is initiated in fetal life, however tissue-specific ...
IDENTIFICATION OF LOCI ASSOCIATED WITH ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT TRAITS IN CATTLE
Genomic selection provides the cattle industry with new opportunities to improve animal health and production. The objective of this dissertation was to identify quantitative trait loci (QTL), genes, gene sets and regulators ...
INVESTIGATION OF FACTORS REGULATING SPERMATOGONIAL STEM CELL HOMEOSTASIS IN THE MAMMALIAN TESTIS
Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) are the only adult stem cell population capable of transmitting genetics to offspring and accomplish this feat through the production of spermatozoa. Indeed, spermatogenesis yields a virtually ...