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Co-expression network analysis predicts a key role of microRNAs in the adaptation of the porcine skeletal muscle to nutrient supply
(Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, 2020-01-17) Genètica i Millora Animal
Background The role of non-coding RNAs in the porcine muscle metabolism is poorly understood, with few studies investigating their expression patterns in response to nutrient supply. Therefore, we aimed ...
Priming for welfare: gut microbiota is associated with equitation conditions and behavior in horse athletes
(Scientific Reports, 2020-05-20) Genètica i Millora Animal
We simultaneously measured the fecal microbiota and multiple environmental and host-related variables in a cohort of 185 healthy horses reared in similar conditions during a period of eight months. The ...
Genetic parameters and associated genomic regions for global immunocompetence and other health-related traits in pigs
(Scientific Reports, 2020-10-28) Genètica i Millora Animal; Sanitat Animal
The inclusion of health-related traits, or functionally associated genetic markers, in pig breeding programs could contribute to produce more robust and disease resistant animals. The aim of the present ...
Gut eukaryotic communities in pigs: diversity, composition and host genetics contribution
(Animal Microbiome, 2020-05-07) Genètica i Millora Animal; Gestió Integral de Residus Orgànics
Background The pig gut microbiome harbors thousands of species of archaea, bacteria, viruses and eukaryotes such as protists and fungi. However, since the majority of published studies have been focused ...
Breeding farm, level of feeding and presence of antibiotics in the feed influence rabbit cecal microbiota
(Animal Microbiome, 2020-11-02) Genètica i Millora Animal; Gestió Integral de Residus Orgànics
Background The effect of the production environment and different management practices in rabbit cecal microbiota remains poorly understood. While previous studies have proved the impact of the age or ...
Transfer of manure as fertilizer from livestock farms to crop fields: The case of Catalonia
(Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 2020-06-20) Gestió Integral de Residus Orgànics
Intensive livestock production might have a negative environmental impact, by producing large amounts of animal manure, which, if not properly managed, can contaminate nearby water bodies with nutrient ...