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Breed effects on the virulence gene profiles and genetic diversity at FUT1, MUC4, MUC13 and MUC20 candidate genes for controlling diarrhoea-causing Escherichia coli.
Escherichia (E) coli infections result in diarrhoea and oedema in growing pigs. Enterotoxigenic (ETEC), shigatoxin producing (STEC) and enteroaggregative (EAEC) E. coli have been identified as the principal causes of ...
Investigation into the relationship between leptin genotypes, body condition and carcass traits of Nguni and Hereford cattle.
Leptin, a 16 (kilo Dalton) kDa hormone secreted predominantly by white adipocytes, regulates reproduction, energy intake and expenditure, and is involved in immune system function. Previous studies have identified associations ...
Characterisation of the divergence of the Elsenburg Merino resource flock.
The Elsenburg Merino flock has been divergently selected for the ability of ewes to rear multiple offspring since 1986. Updated genetic trends for reproduction are reported for the Elsenburg Merino resource flock. The ...
Population genetics of Swakara sheep inferred using genome-wide SNP genotyping.
The pelts of Swakara sheep breed of Namibia are famous for their lustrous features and are unmatched in quality across the globe. These pelts occur in four subpopulations of white, grey, black and brown. The white pelt is ...
Estimation of genetic and demographic parameters of extensively raised chicken populations using genome-wide single nucleotides polymorphism (SNP) data.
Village chicken populations are raised under a farming system that faces a number of challenges such as small flock size, lack of animal performance and pedigree records, lack of proper husbandry and poorly defined and ...
Prevalence and antibiotic sensitivity of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli isolates in South African pig population.
Escherichia coli (E. coli) are among the leading bacterial causes of diarrhoea and edema in newborn and weaned pigs. Pathogenic strains of E. coli are classified into enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), enterohemorrhagic E. ...