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Comparison of long non‐coding RNAs in adipose and muscle tissues between seven indigenous Chinese and the Yorkshire pig breeds

1 month ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary lncRNAs play crucial roles in fat metabolism in animals. Previously, we have compared the mRNA transcriptome profiles between seven fat-type Chinese pig breeds and one...
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Alternative polyadenylation events differ dramatically between Tongcheng and Large White pigs in response to PRRSV infection

1 month ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Alternative polyadenylation is a widespread post-transcriptional regulation mechanism that increases the biological complexity of transcriptome and proteome. However...
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Accurate prediction and genome‐wide association analysis of digital intramuscular fat content in longissimus muscle of pigs

2 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Intramuscular fat content is a critical indicator of pork quality that affects directly the purchasing desire of consumers. However, to measure IMF content is both...
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Genome‐wide epistatic interactions of litter size at birth in Chinese indigenous pigs

2 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Improving litter size at birth and the number of piglets born alive are the main breeding goals related to litter traits, which are economically important. A better...
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Peanut is my new little adoption

2 monthes ago   |   Happy Tails

Peanut is my new little adoption addition! He is a hospice guinea pig; 6ish-years-old, tumor-y, deaf, but a big talker! So many squeaks you'd think he was a baby guinea pig!...
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Our Cat Friendly area is open!

Our Cat Friendly area is open!

2 monthes ago   |   North Penn Animal Hospital   |   4 articles

Cat Friendly means a less stressful visit for you and your feline friend... Our cat friendly area is calming from the soothing colors to the beautiful music playing throughout...
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Genome scanning reveals novel candidate genes for vertebral and teat number in the Beijing Black Pig

2 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Porcine vertebral and teat numbers are variable and important economic traits in pig production. However, the quantitative trait loci and candidate genes for both of...
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A further survey of the quantitative trait loci affecting swine body size and carcass traits in five related pig populations

2 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics   |   2 articles

Summary Breeding for good meat quality performance while maintaining large body size and desirable carcass traits has been the major challenge for modern swine selective...
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Genome‐wide DNA methylation and transcription analysis in tongue and biceps femoris muscles of cloned pigs with macroglossia

2 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Cloned animals are prone to abnormal phenotypes such as enlarged tongue, fetal oversize, and progeria. In the present study, whole-genome bisulfite sequencing and mRNA...
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Like so many people when the pandemic occurred

3 monthes ago   |   Happy Tails

Like so many people when the pandemic occurred in March of 2020, we felt compelled to adopt. Knowing that we would be home more, it seemed the opportune time to add to our...
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Mom Surprises Daughters By Secretly Rescuing The Dog They Fell In Love With

Mom Surprises Daughters By Secretly Rescuing The Dog They Fell In Love With

Rosie, a one-year-old Great Pyrenees/Golden Retriever mix, was brought to a Georgia shelter after her parents got divorced. The young mother couldn't afford to move with both... Read more ...

Facing Euthanasia, Local Shelter Offers Dog Dad Hope For His Injured Pup

Facing Euthanasia, Local Shelter Offers Dog Dad Hope For His Injured Pup

Stephen Foster works as a part-time maintenance man at a gas station in Dade City, Florida. Since the recent death of his wife of 35 years, Stephen has come to rely on the love... Read more ...

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30 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week

“Have learned many powerful lessons from my cat, such as that you can get whatever you want if you are so f**king annoying.” Read more ...

Brown's Brewing Company - Helles Rebuke

Brown's Brewing Company - Helles Rebuke

Many birders find gull identification one of the more difficult aspects of this hobby and classifying gulls when they appear on cans of beer is often no less vexing a problem... Read more ...

Miranda Lambert Loses 2nd Dog In Bonded Sibling Pair After Just 9 Months

Miranda Lambert Loses 2nd Dog In Bonded Sibling Pair After Just 9 Months

Country music star and two-time Grammy winner Miranda Lambert has announced sad news. Her precious dog, Jessi, has passed away at 13 ½ years old. She shared the news on... Read more ...

Sweetest Dog Who Was Set On Fire To Receive Hero Animal Award

Sweetest Dog Who Was Set On Fire To Receive Hero Animal Award

The road to recovery has been a long one for Buddy the Labrador Retriever mix. Buddy is getting a new lease on life after being intentionally set on fire by a 12-year-old boy... Read more ...

RECALL: Two Separate Food Recalls Issued From Different Companies Over...

RECALL: Two Separate Food Recalls Issued From Different Companies Over Aflatoxin & Plastic Pieces

Two recalls have been issued for dog and cat food products from two different companies. These recalls have been issued for separate reasons. First, Sunshine Mills, Inc. has... Read more ...

Young Girl Is Saved From The Strong Ocean Current By Canine Lifeguards

Young Girl Is Saved From The Strong Ocean Current By Canine Lifeguards

A team of impressive rescue canines saved the life of a young girl caught in a strong ocean current. Even the best of swimmers can get whisked away in an instant, leaving them... Read more ...

Comparison of long non‐coding RNAs in adipose and muscle tissues between...

Summary lncRNAs play crucial roles in fat metabolism in animals. Previously, we have compared the mRNA transcriptome profiles between seven fat-type Chinese pig breeds and one... Read more ...

Birding Bob

Birding Bob

There's a birdwatcher in Central Park in New York City who calls himself Birding Bob. He leads bird walks in the park for the nominal sum of $10. But according to the New York... Read more ...