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  • Inheritance of esters and other volatile compounds responsible for the fruity aroma in strawberry 

    Rey-Serra, Pol; Mnejja, Mourad; Monfort, Amparo (Frontiers in Plant Science, 2022-08-12) Genòmica i Biotecnologia
    Cultivated strawberry, Fragaria  ×  ananassa, has a complex aroma due to the presence of more than 350 volatile organic compounds (VOCs). However, a mixture of only 19 compounds, called Key Volatile ...
  • Differential effects of a cafeteria diet and GSPE preventive treatments on the enterohormone secretions of aged vs. young female rats 

    Miguéns-Gómez, Alba; Sierra-Cruz, Marta; Pérez-Vendrell, Anna Maria; Rodríguez-Gallego, Esther; Beltrán-Debón, Raúl; Terra, Ximena; Ardévol, Anna; Pinent, Montserrat (Food and Function, 2022-09-23) Nutrició Animal
    Grape seed derived procyanidins (GSPE) have been shown to effectively prevent intestinal disarrangements induced by a cafeteria diet in young rats. However, little is known about the effects of procyanidins ...
  • Efficacy Studies of a Trivalent Vaccine Containing PCV-2a, PCV-2b Genotypes and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae When Administered at 3 Days of Age and 3 Weeks Later against Porcine Circovirus 2 (PCV-2) Infection 

    Pleguezuelos, Patricia; Sibila, Marina; Cuadrado-Matías, Raúl; López-Jiménez, Rosa; Pérez, Diego; Huerta, Eva; Pérez, Mónica; Correa-Fiz, Florencia; Mancera-Gracia, José Carlos; Taylor, Lucas P.; Borowski, Stasia; Saunders, Gillian; Segalés, Joaquim; López-Soria, Sergio; Balasch, Mònica (Vaccines, 2022-08-01) Sanitat Animal
    Four studies under preclinical and clinical conditions were performed to evaluate the efficacy of a new trivalent vaccine against Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV-2) infection. The product contained inactivated ...
  • Infravec2 guidelines for the design and operation of containment level 2 and 3 insectaries in Europe 

    Pondeville, Emilie; Failloux, Anna-Bella; Simard, Frederic; Volf, Petr; Crisanti, Andrea; Haghighat-Khah, Roya Elaine; Busquets, Núria; Abad, Francesc Xavier; Wilson, Anthony J; Bellini, Romeo; Arnaud, Sarah Marsh; Kohl, Alain; Veronesi, Eva (Pathogens and Global Health, 2022-08-22) Sanitat Animal
    With the current expansion of vector-based research and an increasing number of facilities rearing arthropod vectors and infecting them with pathogens, common measures for containment of arthropods as ...
  • Protective efficacy of an RBD-based Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) particle vaccine in llamas 

    Rodon, Jordi; Mykytyn, Anna Z.; Cantero, Guillermo; Albulescu, Irina C.; Bosch, Berend-Jan; Brix, Alexander; Audonnet, Jean-Christophe; Bensaid, Albert; Vergara-Alert, Júlia; Haagmans, Bart L.; Segalés, Joaquim (One Health Outlook, 2022-06-24) Sanitat Animal
    Ongoing outbreaks of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) continue posing a global health threat. Vaccination of livestock reservoir species is a recommended strategy to prevent spread ...
  • Analysis of the causal structure of traits involved in sow lactation feed efficiency 

    Mora, Mónica; David, Ingrid; Gilbert, Hélène; Rosa, Guilherme J. M.; Sánchez, Juan Pablo; Piles, Miriam (Genetics Selection Evolution, 2022-07-26) Genètica i Millora Animal
    Background Feed efficiency during lactation involves a set of phenotypic traits that form a complex system, with some traits exerting causal effects on the others. Information regarding such ...
  • Developmental RNA-Seq transcriptomics of haploid germ cells and spermatozoa uncovers novel pathways associated with teleost spermiogenesis 

    Castro-Arnau, Júlia; Chauvigné, François; Gómez-Garrido, Jessica; Esteve-Codina, Anna; Dabad, Marc; Alioto, Tyler; Finn, Roderick Nigel; Cerdà, Joan (Scientific Reports, 2022-08-19) Aqüicultura
    In non-mammalian vertebrates, the molecular mechanisms involved in the transformation of haploid germ cells (HGCs) into spermatozoa (spermiogenesis) are largely unknown. Here, we investigated this process ...
  • Revealing Genomic Insights of the Unexplored Porcine Pathogen Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae Using Whole Genome Sequencing 

    Guitart-Matas, Judith; Gonzalez-Escalona, Narjol; Maguire, Meghan; Vilaró, Anna; Martinez-Urtaza, Jaime; Fraile, Lorenzo; Migura-Garcia, Lourdes (Microbiology Spectrum, 2022-07-20) Sanitat Animal
    Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP) is the causative agent of pleuropneumonia in pigs, one of the most relevant bacterial respiratory diseases in the swine industry. To date, 19 serotypes have been ...
  • Disentangling arthropod and plant resources consumed by Orius spp. in peach and alfalfa crops by metagenomic analysis 

    Batuecas, Iván; Alomar, Oscar; Castañé, Cristina; Piñol, Josep; Gallardo-Montoya, Lorena; Agustí, Nuria (Journal of Pest Science, 2022-09-08) Protecció Vegetal Sostenible
    Agricultural intensification is affecting the biological control of insect pests, an important component for sustainable crop production. To understand the changing patterns of insect abundance within ...
  • Clearance and persistence of Escherichia coli in the freshwater mussel Unio mancus 

    Campos, M.; Lobato-Bailón, L.; Merciai, R.; Cabezón, O.; Torres-Blas, I.; Araujo, R.; Migura-Garcia, L. (Scientific Reports, 2022-07-20) Sanitat Animal
    The excessive use of antibiotics has led to the emergence of resistant bacteria, mainly from the Enterobacterales group, with high pathogenic/zoonotic potentials that can lead to problems in public ...
  • Lincomycin toxicity in farm rabbits: report on a severe case 

    Rosell, Joan Maria; Garriga, Ricard; Casas, Jordina; Majó, Natàlia; Alomar, Jaume (World Rabbit Science, 2022-06-29) Sanitat Animal
    In this study, we describe a case of severe toxicity by lincomycin contamination in feed on a farm housing 1800 rabbit does. The farm used a two-batch system, with parities 24 and 3 d ago, respectively. ...
  • Cross-Cultural Differences in the Perception of Lamb between New Zealand and Chinese Consumers in New Zealand 

    Hutchings, Scott C.; Guerrero, Luis; Smeets, Levi; Eyres, Graham T.; Silcock, Patrick; Pavan, Enrique; Realini, Carolina E. (Foods, 2022-07-11) Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
    This study investigated differences between general New Zealand consumers and ethnic Chinese consumers living in New Zealand regarding the importance of lamb attributes at the point of purchase and ...
  • Understanding the future meat consumers 

    Font-i-Furnols, Maria; Guerrero, Luis (Meat Science, 2022-08-06) Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
    Revered, desired, hated and even persecuted, meat leaves almost no one indifferent. It is a fundamental element of our culture and traditions, and gives rise to numerous controversies, trends and social ...
  • Phylotranscriptomics reveals the reticulate evolutionary history of a widespread diatom species complex 

    Çiftçi, Ozan; Alverson, Andrew J.; van Bodegom, Peter; Roberts, Wade R.; Mertens, Adrienne; Van de Vijver, Bart; Trobajo, Rosa; Mann, David G.; Pirovano, Walter; van Eijk, Iris; Gravendeel, Barbara (Journal of Phycology, 2022-07-21) Aigües Marines i Continentals
    In contrast to surveys based on a few genes that often provide limited taxonomic resolution, transcriptomes provide a wealth of genomic loci that can resolve relationships among taxonomically challenging ...
  • Longitudinal Study of Fecal Microbiota in Calves with or without Diarrhea Episodes before Weaning 

    Obregon-Gutierrez, Pau; Bague-Companys, Jaume; Bach, Alex; Aragon, Virginia; Correa-Fiz, Florencia (Veterinary Sciences, 2022-08-29) Sanitat Animal
    The microbiota plays an important role in the development of diarrhea in pre-weaned calves. The characterization of the fecal microbiota in health and disease can be critical to unravel the bacterial ...
  • Assessment of the control measures of the Category A diseases of the Animal Health Law: prohibitions in restricted zones and risk-mitigating treatments for products of animal origin and other materials 

    EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (EFSA AHAW Panel); Nielsen, Søren Saxmose; Alvarez, Julio; Bicout, Dominique Joseph; Calistri, Paolo; Canali, Elisabetta; Drewe, Julian Ashley; Garin-Bastuji, Bruno; Gonzales Rojas, José Luis; Gortázar Schmidt, Christian; Herskin, Mette; Michel, Virginie; Miranda Chueca, Miguel Ángel; Padalino, Barbara; Pasquali, Paolo; Stahl, Karl; Velarde Calvo, Antonio; Viltrop, Arvo; Winckler, Christoph; De Clercq, Kris; Sjunnesson, Ylva; Gervelmeyer, Andrea; Roberts, Helen Clare (EFSA Journal, 2022-08-09) Benestar Animal
    EFSA received a mandate from the European Commission to assess the effectiveness of prohibitions of certain activities in restricted zones, and of certain risk mitigation treatments for products of ...
  • Productive performance and in vivo body composition across the growing and finishing period and carcass traits in pigs of four sex types 

    Zomeño, Cristina; Gispert, Marina; Brun, Albert; Carabús, Anna; Soler, Joaquim; Font-i-Furnols, Maria (Meat Science, 2022-07-14) Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
    This study compares performance, body and carcass composition among castrated (CM), immunocastrated (IM) and entire males (EM), and females (FE) at 30, 70, 100 and 120 kg of body weight (total of n = ...
  • An assessment of disease occurrence and mortality in marine fish farming in Spain 

    Muniesa, Ana; Furones, Dolors; Rodgers, Chris; Basurco, Bernardo (Aquaculture Reports, 2022-07-11) Aqüicultura
    Marine fish farming in Spain, as in most Mediterranean countries, focuses on the production of European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). The sector has experienced ...
  • Making Full Use of Qualitative Data to Generate New Fish Product Ideas through Co-Creation with Consumers: A Methodological Approach 

    López-Mas, Laura; Claret, Anna; Stancu, Violeta; Brunsø, Karen; Peral, Irene; Santa Cruz, Elena; Krystallis, Athanasios; Guerrero, Luis (Foods, 2022-07-31) Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
    Co-creation is a process that directly involves different stakeholders in the idea generation phase of a new product development process. A pool of 112 new aquaculture fish product ideas was obtained ...
  • Welfare of pigs on farm 

    EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW); Nielsen, Søren Saxmose; Alvarez, Julio; Bicout, Dominique Joseph; Calistri, Paolo; Canali, Elisabetta; Drewe, Julian Ashley; Garin-Bastuji, Bruno; Gonzales Rojas, Jose Luis; Schmidt, Gortázar; Herskin, Mette; Michel, Virginie; Miranda Chueca, Miguel Ángel; Mosbach-Schulz, Olaf; Padalino, Barbara; Roberts, Helen Clare; Stahl, Karl; Velarde, Antonio; Viltrop, Arvo; Winckler, Christoph; Edwards, Sandra; Ivanova, Sonya; Leeb, Christine; Wechsler, Beat; Fabris, Chiara; Lima, Eliana; Mosbach-Schulz, Olaf; Van der Stede, Yves; Vitali, Marika; Spoolder, Hans (EFSA Journal, 2022-08-25) Benestar Animal
    This scientific opinion focuses on the welfare of pigs on farm, and is based on literature and expert opinion. All pig categories were assessed: gilts and dry sows, farrowing and lactating sows, suckling ...

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