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Role of Public and Private Soybean Breeding Programs in the Development of Soybean Varieties Using Biotechnology
Modern biotechnology has and will continue to play a valuable role in public and private soybean breeding programs. Tools provided by biotechnology will not replace soybean breeding in the public and private sectors but rather will help provide...
Modifications in Soybean Seed Composition to Enhance Animal Feed Use and Value: Moving From a Dietary Ingredient to a Functional Dietary Component
Animal feed is the primary user of the nonoil component of soybeans. Breeding and gene modification strategies have been successfully employed to alter the seed composition of soybeans in a manner that enhances their ...
Nutritional Skewing of Conceptus Sex in Sheep: Effects of a Maternal Diet Enriched in Rumen-Protected Polyunsaturated Fatty acids (PUFA)
(Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 2008)
Evolutionary theory suggests that in polygynous mammalian species females in better body condition should produce more sons than daughters. Few controlled studies have however tested this hypothesis and controversy exists ...
The Jerry Litton story
(University of Missouri. Alumni Association, 1976)
"The classic success story of a few decades ago featured a poor boy of humble origin winning fame and acclaim, despite apparent unsurmountable obstacles. The Horatio Algier story, they called it. Jerry Litton lived such a ...
Have a heart
(MU Alumni Association, University of Missouri, 2002)
researcher Randall Prather's work with pigs may increase the supply of organs available for transplant.
Resistance to coronavirus infection in amino peptidase N-deficient pigs
(Springer International Publishing, 2019)
The alphacoronaviruses, transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) and Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) are sources of high morbidity and mortality in neonatal pigs, a consequence of dehydration caused by the infection ...
The Prospects for Acceptance of Animal Cloning in the European Food Chain: Early Insights from an Irish Sentinel Group
European stakeholders will soon face a decision regarding the acceptability of livestock cloning. Commercial exploitation of cloning for food purposes within the European Union will require an insight into public sentiment, ...
Research of champions
(MU Alumni Association, University of Missouri, 1998)
Whether it's wheat, corn or livestock, MU researchers build a crop of knowledge that fuels Missouri.
It started with snakes
(University of Missouri. Alumni Association, 1966)
"Zoo Director Marlin Perkins' interests while a student at the University clearly indicated his future."--Table of contents for issue.
Cherishing Missouri's heritage
(University of Missouri. Alumni Association, 1985)
"In his younger days, Kansas City jazz master Claude Williams hopped and bopped around the country with legends such as Count Basie and Mary Lou Williams. Today, Williams is handing down his musical legacy to future ...
Considering Religious and Cultural Aspects of Food and Agriculture when Seeking to Introduce or Develop GMOs
(University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2014)
Culture, religion, and technology have shaped the development of society since the dawn of time. This article examines sacredness and happiness—as the common values all religions and cultures share—as the lens of weighing ...
Biofuels in the US: today and in the future
Corn-grain-based ethanol has the real and viable potential of producing 15 billion gallons of ethanol by 2015, leaving a net of 12.3 billion bushels of corn available for feed, food, and export markets. This is up 3.0 ...
Turning Black Swans Green: The Vittorio Santaniello Memorial Lecture
This article argues that the severe (or Black Swan) event of a financial crisis provides the opportunity to address other threatening issues—energy insecurity and climate change with the associated extreme weather events. ...
Swedish Consumer Preferences for Animal Welfare and Biotech: A Choice Experiment
This paper compares consumer preferences for immunocastration versus surgical castration and no castration using willingness- to-pay estimates from a choice experiment. Results suggest that consumers place a higher value ...
The college teacher : 1959
(University of Missouri. Alumni Association, 1959)
"The college teacher of today is teaching because he would be less satisfied in some other work...he measures the rewards of his profession largely in non-monetary terms: the excitement of research, of working with young ...
Characterization of the Bovine Type I IFN Locus: Rearrangements, Expansions, and Novel Subfamilies
(BMC Genomics, 2009)
The Type I interferons (IFN) have major roles in the innate immune response to viruses, a function that is believed to have led to expansion in the number and complexity of their genes, although these genes have remained ...
A Discussion of American Children's Songs of the Nineteenth Century
This study has been concerned with the songs of American primary children within a limited historical period—the nineteenth century. The purpose was, specifically, to determine the scope and characteristics of the songs. ...