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The authors report a homogeneously investigated and surgically treated series of 40 patients with degenerative scoliosis of the lumbar spine. The series included 22 females and 18 males with a mean age of 62.8 years. The clinical presentation, the diagnostic work-up, the indication for surgery, the surgical techniques and results are reported. Final(More)
Structural chromosome abnormalities are well known as factors that reduce fertility rate in domestic pigs. According to large-scale national cytogenetic screening programs that are implemented in France, it is estimated that new chromosome abnormalities occur at a rate of 0.5 % in fertility-unproven boars. This work aimed at estimating the prevalence and(More)
Our objectives were to estimate frequencies of previously identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in adiponectin (ADIPOQ) and its receptors (ADIPOR1 and ADIPOR2) in a population of Duroc, Landrace and Yorkshire pigs and evaluate the effect of these alleles on sow productivity estimated breeding values (EBVs). Eight SNPs were genotyped on 446 pigs(More)
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