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Comparative Analysis of the Gut Microbiota Composition between Captive and Wild Forest Musk Deer
The large and complex gut microbiota in animals has profound effects on feed utilization and metabolism. Currently, gastrointestinal diseases due to dysregulated gut microbiota are consideredExpand
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Cuticular structures on antennae of the bot fly, Portschinskia magnifica (Diptera: Oestridae)
Portschinskia magnifica Pleske, 1926, is an endangered subcutaneous parasitic fly of voles that mimics bumblebees in appearance. Although the importance of antennae in Diptera has been repeatedlyExpand
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The incidence and species composition of Gasterophilus (Diptera, Gasterophilidae) causing equine myiasis in northern Xinjiang, China.
A survey was conducted on the detection of the larval Gasterophilus species in 90 equines via necropsy or after administering oral ivermectin in Xinjian, China, from 2008 to 2013. All 90 (100%)Expand
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Comparative Analysis of the Gut Microbial Communities in Forest and Alpine Musk Deer Using High-Throughput Sequencing
The gut ecosystem is characterized by dynamic and reciprocal interactions between the host and bacteria. Although characterizing microbiota for herbivores has become recognized as important tool forExpand
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Phylogenetic inference of calyptrates, with the first mitogenomes for Gasterophilinae (Diptera: Oestridae) and Paramacronychiinae (Diptera: Sarcophagidae)
  • Dong Zhang, L. Yan, +5 authors T. Pape
  • Medicine, Biology
  • International journal of biological sciences
  • 20 February 2016
The complete mitogenome of the horse stomach bot fly Gasterophilus pecorum (Fabricius) and a near-complete mitogenome of Wohlfahrt's wound myiasis fly Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Schiner) were sequenced.Expand
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Community Composition and Diversity of Intestinal Microbiota in Captive and Reintroduced Przewalski’s Horse (Equus ferus przewalskii)
Large and complex intestinal microbiota communities in hosts have profound effects on digestion and metabolism. To better understand the community structure of intestinal microbiota in Przewalski’sExpand
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The progress in nutrition research of musk deer: Implication for conservation
Musk deer (Moschus spp.) are small forest ungulates that are unique to Asia and are mainly distributed in China. In the last 30 years, because of indiscriminate trapping, hunting, and killing of theExpand
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Microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA assessment of the genetic diversity of captive Saiga antelopes (Saiga tatarica) in China
To estimate the genetic diversity of the only captive Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) population in China, 40 umbilical cord samples were collected and mitochondrial (control region) and nuclearExpand
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Musk gland seasonal development and musk secretion are regulated by the testis in muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)
BackgroundThe muskrat is a seasonal breeder. Males secrete musk to attract females during the breeding season. The testosterone binding to the androgen receptor (AR) in musk glands of muskrat mayExpand
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Acteoside reduces testosterone by inhibiting cAMP, p450scc, and StAR in rat Leydig cells
The present study investigated the in vivo and in vitro effects of acteoside on testosterone production in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. The in vivo experiment revealed that acteoside reduced theExpand
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