Our latest article on chicken gut microbiota was published in the journal Animals. In this work, we assessed if and how dietary protein ingredients (soybean-based or cottonseed based) interacted with the housing environment – caged or cage-free in chicken, in generating the gut microbiota communities. We report that the housing environment had a profound impact on the gut microbiota. Read more about it here: The role of housing environment and dietary protein source on the gut microbiota of chicken
Our first paper on circadian rhythms and microbiota acquisition under extended photoperiods is now published. Circadian disruption and divergent microbiota acquisition under extended photoperiods in chicken
Pleased with the publication of a new paper by TAMU Animal Science student Jennifer Riser, to which my lab contributed through Salmonella testing using PCR methods. Kudos for former postdoc Dr. Charlotte Hieke who performed the work. Check out the new pub here.
Our first paper on Red Junglefowl captive population genetics has been published in the Journal PeerJ. This resulted from great work by former postdoc Charlotte Hieke and undergraduate researcher Nikolas Faust. Check it out here: Effective Population Sizes and Adaptive Genetic Variation in a Captive Bird Population.
Our manuscript looking focusing on microbiota acquisition under different photoperiods is now under review at PeerJ and is also published as a preprint. Check it out here: Circadian disruption and divergent microbiota acquisition under extended photoperiods in chicken
Our manuscript looking at genetic diversity and effective population sizes in a captive Red Junglefowl population is now published as a preprint while it is under peer review. Kudos to undergrad researcher Nic Faust who worked on generating some of the data in this manuscript. Check out the paper here: Effective population sizes and adaptive genetic variation in a captive bird population
New paper from Athrey’s postdoc was published recently in BMC Genomics. Check it out
Congratulations to postdoc Hoa Nguyen-Phuc on the publication of one of his papers from his PhD work! view the publication here or here: Nguyen-Phuc-et al 2016
The latest paper from the Slotman lab on Anopheles female olfactory gene expression is now published in BMC Genomics. Check it out here
The latest paper from my lab on fluctuation in the effective size within the vector control cycle is now published online. You can check it out here