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dc.contributor.advisorKerley, Monty Stephen, 1960-eng
dc.contributor.authorKolath, William H., 1979-eng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on April 27, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Animal sciences.eng
dc.description.abstractResidual feed intake (RFI) is a measure of feed efficiency that is not related to an animal's growth rate or body size. Little is known about the factors that affect RFI because, until recently, the measurement of RFI in large numbers of animals was not possible. Recently, researchers have shown a relationship in poultry between feed efficiency and measures of mitochondrial function and respiration. We hypothesized that a similar relationship existed in cattle. Steers were selected to have high or low RFI, the animals were scarified, and mitochondria were isolated from skeletal muscle. Low RFI steers had greater rates of state 2 and 3 respiration and produced more hydrogen peroxide. A blood assay was designed based on these findings to predict RFI status. The assay was able to detect differences between the high and low RFI groups; however it was not sensitive enough to correctly predict RFI status of individual animals.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb67137878eng
dc.identifier.oclc319441321eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4368
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4368eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshFeedlotseng
dc.subject.lcshMitochondriaeng
dc.subject.lcshCattle -- Feeding and feeds -- Contaminationeng
dc.subject.lcshCattle -- Diseaseseng
dc.titleThe relationship between mitochondria and residual feed intake in feedlot cattleeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineAnimal sciences (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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