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Identification of a missense variant in the porcine AGPAT gene family associated with intramuscular fat content through whole‐genome sequencing

12 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Abstract The 1-acylglycerol-3-phosphate O-acyltransferases are enzymes that catalyze the conversion of lysophosphatidic acid to phosphatidic acid, which is a precursor of...
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Birding Yancheng, Jiangsu

Birding Yancheng, Jiangsu

22 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

From my home in Shanghai, it is about a four-hour drive to the North to Yancheng, a place to look for Red-crowned Cranes in winter. While these birds are very much liked by...
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Some Chinese Pheasants

Some Chinese Pheasants

1 month ago   |   10,000 Birds

Apparently, there is a traditional Chinese saying that seeing one pheasant in the wild is better than seeing ten other birds. While this already stretches credulity, the saying...
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PMM2 and NARFL are paternally imprinted genes in bovines

1 month ago   |   Animal Genetics

Abstract In mammals, imprinted genes are required for both fetal development and postnatal growth. A novel candidate imprinted locus was found on human chromosome 16, and...
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Announcing Three Roadrunner Chicks!

Announcing Three Roadrunner Chicks!

2 monthes ago   |   Phoenix Zoo

Beep, Beep! Home Welcoming Three New Roadrunner Chicks! We're excited to share that three roadrunner chicks hatched at the Zoo! They hatched on June 21, July 2 and July 5 to an...
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A deletion variant within the FGF5 gene in goats is associated with gene expression levels and cashmere growth

2 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Abstract The FGF5 gene has been associated with the regulation of fibre length in mammals, including cashmere goats. A deletion variant at ~14 kb downstream of the FGF5 gene...
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A frameshift variant in the EXT1 gene in a feline leukemia virus‐negative cat with osteochondromatosis

3 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Abstract Osteochondromatosis is a benign proliferative disorder characterized by cartilage-capped bony protuberances. In humans and most mammals, variants in the EXT1 or EXT2...
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Once upon a time in Bojcinska Forest

Once upon a time in Bojcinska Forest

3 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

Once upon a time, vast forests of Quercus robur , known as common, pedunculate, European or English oak blanketed the Sava River floodplain, all the way from Croatia down to...
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Hawks at the Feeder

Hawks at the Feeder

3 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

Years ago, some well-meaning bird lover passed away and left a pretty decent bundle of money to our local Audubon Society, but she stipulated that the funds are only to be used...
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Hydrating Your Pet for Travel - Why is it Important?

Hydrating Your Pet for Travel - Why is it Important?

4 monthes ago   |   Pet Travel

Let's face it. Traveling can be stressful. No matter how much your prepare, you are always on edge on or before travel day. Well, so is your pet. Their anxiety level can run...
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Hurricane Ian Update: Pet-Friendly Evacuation Shelters

Hurricane Ian Update: Pet-Friendly Evacuation Shelters

Updated 9/28/2022 at 11:00 a.m. EDT Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall this afternoon in the Florida Suncoast. Evacuation in key areas right now is critical-and people... Read more ...

Abandoned Pit Bull Runs Toward Nervous Man, Changing His Life Forever

Abandoned Pit Bull Runs Toward Nervous Man, Changing His Life Forever

Sometimes, the perfect dog for a person is one they didn't expect. Frank Reyes knew he wanted to adopt a dog at some point, but when someone introduced him to an abandoned Pit... Read more ...

Virtual Vet Appointments: The What, Why, And How

Virtual Vet Appointments: The What, Why, And How

Your dog's health should always be managed by someone who knows what they're doing. You just don't want to take any chances with your pet's health. That said - you might not... Read more ...

PC‐DOT: Improving genomic prediction ability of principal component...

Abstract Principal component regression is a useful method developed for prediction based on a dimension-reducing strategy. Generally, the principal components are added to the... Read more ...

World Rabies Day

Around the world, 60,000 people die around each year from rabies, most of them children under the age of 15. Every single one of these deaths is preventable. Administering the... Read more ...

33 Food Recommendations for Boxers with Sensitive Stomachs

33 Food Recommendations for Boxers with Sensitive Stomachs

There are few things worse than dealing with diarrhea in your Boxer! We asked our 800,000 members from Boxer community on facebook the following question: “What's the best food... Read more ...

30 Food Recommendations for Shih Tzus with Sensitive Stomachs

30 Food Recommendations for Shih Tzus with Sensitive Stomachs

There are few things worse than dealing with diarrhea in your Shih Tzu! We asked our 800,000 members from Shih Tzu community on facebook the following question: “What's the... Read more ...

"ROSIE" good natured and gorgeous Tri-Colored mix

"ROSIE" good natured and gorgeous Tri-Colored mix

"ROSIE" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services ! MCAS h ours/ Location Animal ID: 273420, 1 yr 6 mth, 70lbs At this time, community members aren't able... Read more ...

Moving with Pets: What You Need to Know to Prepare for a Long Distance Move

Moving with Pets: What You Need to Know to Prepare for a Long Distance Move

Moving with pets is never easy, but it can be especially tough when you're moving long distance. There are so many things to think about, from ensuring your pet is fit for... Read more ...

35 Food Recommendations for Chihuahuas with Sensitive Stomachs

35 Food Recommendations for Chihuahuas with Sensitive Stomachs

There are few things worse than dealing with diarrhea in your chihuahua! We asked our 800,000 members from chihuahua community on facebook the following question: “What's the... Read more ...