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The study was conducted to determine the effects of iron glycine chelate (Fe-Gly) on growth, tissue mineral concentrations, fecal mineral excretion, and liver antioxidant enzyme activities in broilers. A total of 360 1-day-old commercial broilers (Ross × Ross) were randomly allotted to six dietary treatments with six replications of ten chicks per(More)
In a previous paper we demonstrated that the linear portion of the pressure-velocity loop (PU-loop) corresponding to early systole could be used to calculate the local wave speed. In this paper we extend this work to show that determination of the time at which the PU-loop first deviates from linearity provides a convenient way to determine the arrival time(More)
The separability of bitumen from oil sand depends on a number of factors. Some of these factors are observable using reflectance spectrometry in the infrared range. Bitumen recovery performance tests were conducted using a Denver cell for water flotation of aerated bitumen froth under a standard set of operating conditions. Hyperspectral measurements were(More)
Understanding how protein folds into a functional and structural configuration is arguably one of the most important and challenging problems in computational biology. Currently, the protein folding mechanism is often characterized by calculating the free energy landscape versus the reaction coordinates such as the fraction of native contacts, the radius of(More)
The study was conducted to examine the effects of partially replacing soybean meal (SBM) by solid-state fermented cottonseed meal (FCSM) on growth performance, serum biochemical parameters and immune function of broilers. After inoculated with Bacillus subtilis BJ-1 for 48 h, the content of free gossypol in cottonseed meal was decreased from 0.82 to 0.21(More)
A gene encoding Mn-containing superoxide dismutase (Mn-SOD), designated as ThMSD, was cloned from salt cress (Eutrema halophilum) by reverse transcriptase — polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE). The full length of ThMSD (acc. No. EF413171) is 1 047 bp with an open reading frame (ORF) of 693 bp. The deduced 231-amino(More)
Airborne SEBASS data (measuring hyperspectral thermal emissivity) was acquired and analyzed to map the spatial distribution of ultramafic rocks in remote areas of the Cape Smith greenstone Belt in Nunavik, Northern Quebec, Canada. Spectral analysis in the wavelet domain was developed to address technical issues commonly encountered in these data, namely(More)