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Modelling the distributions and spatial coincidence of bluetongue vectors Culicoides imicola and the Culicoides obsoletus group throughout the Iberian peninsula
Abstract Data obtained by a Spanish national surveillance programme in 2005 were used to develop climatic models for predictions of the distribution of the bluetongue virus (BTV) vectors CulicoidesExpand
Effect of transport time on welfare and meat quality in pigs.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of transport duration on some welfare and meat quality parameters. For the study 144 pigs were used. One group of 72 animals was subjected to 15Expand
Microsatellite based genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered Spanish Guadarrama goat breed
BackgroundAssessing genetic biodiversity and population structure of minor breeds through the information provided by neutral molecular markers, allows determination of their extinction risk and toExpand
Mitochondrial sequence reveals high levels of gene flow between breeds of domestic sheep from Asia and Europe.
Sequence variation present within the mitochondrial genome was used to investigate genetic diversity within sheep breeds from Asia and Europe. Comparison of 2027 bp of sequence from 121 animalsExpand
Genetic substructure of the Spanish Manchega sheep breed
Abstract The Manchega sheep breed is an autochthonous dairy breed of Spain, which has two colour varieties, the white and the black. There are only a few herds of black animals, and as a result, thisExpand
Random amplified polymorphic DNA fingerprints for identification of species in poultry pâté.
Because some fraudulent or unintentional mislabeling occurs that can be undetected, resulting in lower quality pâté, and because some population groups, for philosophical or religious reasons, do notExpand
A deletion in the bone morphogenetic protein 15 gene causes sterility and increased prolificacy in Rasa Aragonesa sheep.
Bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15) is a member of the transforming growth factor beta superfamily, is specifically expressed in oocytes and is essential for sheep prolificacy. Reported mutationsExpand
Beef- and bovine-derived material identification in processed and unprocessed food and feed by PCR amplification.
This research developed and evaluated a PCR procedure to detect beef in heated and unheated meat, sausages, and canned food, using a specific and sensitive method. To confirm the effectiveness andExpand
Technical note: A quick and more sensitive method to identify pork in processed and unprocessed food by PCR amplification of a new specific DNA fragment.
We developed and evaluated a PCR procedure to detect pork in heated and unheated meat, sausages, canned food, cured products, and pâtés using a faster, more specific, and more sensitive method thanExpand
Influence of lairage time on some welfare and meat quality parameters in pigs.
A total of 150 Large White cross Landrace pigs (110-120 kg) of both sexes were used to investigate the effects of three different lairage times (0 h, 3 h, 9 h). Blood samples were collected atExpand