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A myofiber hyperplastic quail line P has been developed through selection for heavy body weight. Since the number of muscle fibers is determined early in development and skeletal muscle originates from somites, we compared somite formation and muscle-specific gene expression in P- and control C-line quail embryos. At 47 hours of incubation, C embryos had 18(More)
The objective of this work was to identify QTLs for liveweight in a candidate region of bovine chromosome 5. Half-sib families from two lines, one traditional and the other new, of Canchim beef cattle (5/8 Charolais + 3/8 Zebu) were genotyped for four microsatellite markers, including the microsatellite in the IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor-1) promoter(More)
This study was carried out to evaluate the performance of Brazilian Somalis sheep to natural infections by gastrointestinal nematodes. During 98 days, 75 weaned sheep, initially 3–4 months old, were kept on the same pasture and evaluated. Fecal and blood samples were collected for parasitological and hematological exams. After this period, the eight most(More)
We describe a whole mount in situ hybridization procedure to detect and localize low abundance transcripts (qmf1) and myosin heavy chain proteins in quail embryos. The critical factor in transcript detection was the extent of proteinase K digestion. Optimal digestion increased probe accessibility and reduced background. The use of digoxigenin-labeled probes(More)
Over 40,000 sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) consensus sequences assembled from 237,954 expressed sequence tags were compared with the protein and DNA sequences from other angiosperms, including the genomes of Arabidopsis and rice (Oryza sativa). Approximately two-thirds of the sugarcane transcriptome have similar sequences in Arabidopsis. These sequences(More)
—Location based on fingerprinting comprises two distinct phases: the first phase, called the off-line phase, is related with two tasks, a site survey to collect the data for the Fingerprint Map, and its generation based on the collected data; the second phase, called the on-line phase, is related with the location of a mobile terminal, by doing the(More)
—This paper presents a novel approach to WLAN propagation models for use in indoor localization. The major goal of this work is to eliminate the need for in situ data collection to generate the Fingerprinting map, instead, it is generated by using analytical propagation models such as: COST Multi-Wall, COST 231 average wall and Motley-Keenan. As Location(More)
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