Agriculture and Food Systems - Research Publications
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Plant growth and yield of wheat and canola in microwave treated soil
(International Microwave Power Institute, 2015-06-26)
The effect of nano-chromium on growth performance and metabolism of pigs and sheep
Chromium (Cr) is an essential mineral element for humans and animals. Various forms of Cr have been used in farm animals in order to improve growth performance, insulin sensitivity, immune response, carcase traits and to ...
The social dimensions of on-farm change to improve water quality and biodiversity. A report prepared for Dairy Australia
Natural resource management issues such as water quality and biodiversity have come to the fore in the Australian dairy industry. A number of projects have been initiated that aim to facilitate on-farm change for improved ...
A novel predictor of multilocus haplotype homozygosity: comparison with existing predictors
(Cambridge University Press, 2009)
The patterns of linkage disequilibrium (LD) between dense polymorphic markers are shaped by the ancestral population history. It is therefore possible to use multilocus predictors of LD to infer past population history and ...
Novel Formulated Fortified Blended Foods Result in Improved Protein Efficiency and Hepatic Iron Concentrations Compared with Corn-Soy Blend Plus in Broiler Chickens.
Background: Corn- and soybean-based fortified blended foods (FBFs) have been the primary food aid product provided by the United States. Sorghum and cowpea have been suggested as alternative FBF commodities because they ...
Females Choose Mates Based on Genetic Relatedness in a Small Dasyurid Marsupial, the Agile Antechinus (Antechinus agilis)
(PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2015-04-29)
Females in a variety of taxa mate with more than one male during a single oestrus and exhibit mate preferences for genetically compatible males, but the influence of female mate choice on siring success is not clearly ...
Dietary nano-chromium tripicolinate increases feed intake and decreases plasma cortisol in finisher gilts during summer
Chromium (Cr) is an essential mineral element and has been used in pig diets to improve growth performance, insulin sensitivity, immune response and carcase traits and to reduce heat or other stress responses. The aims of ...