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Spray-dried anti-Campylobacter bacteriophage CP30A powder suitable for global distribution without cold chain infrastructure (2019)
Journal Article
Carrigy, N. B., Liang, L., Wang, H., Kariukic, S., Nagel, T. E. .., Connerton, I. F., & Vehringa, R. (2019). Spray-dried anti-Campylobacter bacteriophage CP30A powder suitable for global distribution without cold chain infrastructure. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 569, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2019.118601

Campylobacter jejuni is a leading cause of foodborne illness globally. In this study, a spray drying and packaging process was developed to produce a thermally-stable dry powder containing bacteriophages that retains biological activity against C. je... Read More

A heritable subset of the core rumen microbiome dictates dairy cow productivity and emissions (2019)
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Wallace, R. J., Sasson, G., Garnsworthy, P. C., Tapio, I., Gregson, E., Bani, P., …Mizrahi, I. (2019). A heritable subset of the core rumen microbiome dictates dairy cow productivity and emissions. Science Advances, 5(7), doi:10.1126/sciadv.aav8391

A 1000-cow study across four European countries was undertaken to understand to what extent ruminant microbiomes can be controlled by the host animal and to identify characteristics of the host rumen microbiome axis that determine productivity and me... Read More

Short communication: Heritability of methane production and genetic correlations with milk yield and body weight in Holstein-Friesian dairy cows (2019)
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Breider, I., Wall, E., & Garnsworthy, P. (2019). Short communication: Heritability of methane production and genetic correlations with milk yield and body weight in Holstein-Friesian dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science, 102(8), 7277-7281. doi:10.3168/jds.2018-15909

Greenhouse gases originating from the dairy sector, including methane (CH 4), contribute to global warming. A possible strategy to reduce CH 4 production is to use genetic selection. This requires genetic parameters for CH 4 production and correlatio... Read More

Pervasive population genomic consequences of genome duplication in Arabidopsis arenosa (2019)
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Monnahan, P., Kolář, F., Baduel, P., Sailer, C., Koch, J., Horvath, R., …Yant, L. (2019). Pervasive population genomic consequences of genome duplication in Arabidopsis arenosa. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 3, 457-468. doi:10.1038/s41559-019-0807-4

Ploidy-variable species allow direct inference of the effects of chromosome copy number on fundamental evolutionary processes. While an abundance of theoretical work suggests polyploidy should leave distinct population genomic signatures, empirical d... Read More

The broiler chicken as a signal of a human reconfigured biosphere (2018)
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Bennett, C. E., Thomas, R., Williams, M., Zalasiewicz, J., Edgeworth, M., Miller, H., …Marume, U. (2018). The broiler chicken as a signal of a human reconfigured biosphere. Royal Society Open Science, 5(12), doi:10.1098/rsos.180325

Changing patterns of human resource use and food consumption have profoundly impacted the Earth’s biosphere. Until now, no individual taxa have been suggested as distinct and characteristic new morphospecies representing this change. Here we show tha... Read More

The pervasive effects of recombinant Fasciola gigantica Ras-related protein Rab10 on the functions of goat peripheral blood mononuclear cells (2018)
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Tian, A., Lu, M., Zhang, F., Calderón-Mantilla, G., Petsalaki, E., Tian, X., …Zhu, X. (2018). The pervasive effects of recombinant Fasciola gigantica Ras-related protein Rab10 on the functions of goat peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Parasites and Vectors, 11, doi:10.1186/s13071-018-3148-2

Background: Fasciola gigantica-induced immunomodulation is a major hurdle faced by the host for controlling infection. Here, we elucidated the role of F. gigantica Ras-related protein Rab10 (FgRab10) in the modulation of key functions of peripheral b... Read More

The impact of growth promoters on muscle growth and the potential consequences for meat quality (2016)
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Parr, T., Mareko, M. H., Ryan, K. J., Hemmings, K. M., Brown, D. M., & Brameld, J. M. (2016). The impact of growth promoters on muscle growth and the potential consequences for meat quality. Meat Science, 120, 93-99. doi:10.1016/j.meatsci.2016.04.022

To meet the demands of increased global meat consumption, animal production systems will have to become more efficient, or at least maintain the current efficiency utilizing feed ingredients that are not also used for human consumption. Use of growth... Read More