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Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a swine disease of major economic importance that causes reproductive and respiratory problems in pigs. In the present study, one strain of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) was isolated in Xinjiang province, Northwest China, designated XJu-1. The full-length genome of XJu-1(More)
Sex dimorphic growth pattern has significant theory and application implications in fish. Recently, a Y- and X-specific allele marker-assisted sex control technique has been developed for mass production of all-male population in yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco), but the genetic information for sex determination and sex control breeding has remained(More)
Recently, YY super-male yellow catfish had been created by hormonal-induced sex reversal and sex-linked markers, which provides a promising research model for fish sex differentiation and gonad development, especially for testis development. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been revealed to play crucial roles in the gene regulation and gonad development in(More)
Yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco) is one of the most important freshwater fish due to its delicious flesh and high nutritional value. However, lack of sufficient simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers has hampered the progress of genetic selection breeding and molecular research for yellow catfish. To this end, we aimed to develop and characterize(More)
OBJECTIVE Bacterial vaginosis is associated with an unexplained loss of vaginal lactobacilli. Previously, we have identified certain vaginal lactobacilli-released phages that can inhibit in vitro other vaginal lactobacilli. However, there is no apparent route for phages to be transmitted among women. The purpose of this study was to identify whether certain(More)
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is a member of the family Picornaviridae that has caused severe economic losses in many countries of the world. Regular vaccinations have been effectively used to control foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in countries where the disease is enzootic. Distinguishing between infected and vaccinated animals in herds after(More)
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), caused by foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV), is a highly contagious infectious disease that affects domestic and wild cloven-hoofed animals worldwide. In recent years, a series of outbreaks of serotype A FMD have occurred in many countries. High-affinity neutralizing antibodies against a conserved epitope have the potential(More)
(2016). Sex differences in the expression of GH/IGF axis genes underlie sexual size dimorphism in the yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco). Sexual dimorphism is the systematic difference in size, shape, color, physiology, and behavior, between male and female individuals of the same species (Mei and Gui, 2015). Some studies have indicated that the(More)
The application of microsatellite (SSR) markers for parentage determination is a booming science for selective breeding as it can track the ancestry and lineage of fish and maintain pedigree information. This study was initiated to assess the feasibility of SSR markers for parentage determination in yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco) by using(More)
We conducted a serological survey to detect antibodies against avian influenza virus (AIV) in Gazella subgutturosa, Canis lupus, Capreolus pygargus, Sus scrofa, Cervus elaphus, Capra ibex, Ovis ammon, Bos grunniens and Pseudois nayaur in Xinjiang, China. Two hundred forty-six sera collected from 2009 to 2013 were assayed for antibodies against H5, H7 and H9(More)