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Chung HY, Choi YJ, Park HN, Davis ME. 2015. Associations between genetic variants in the promoter region of the insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) gene and blood serum IGF1 concentration in hanwoo cattle. Genetics and Molecular Research 14(2):3026-35.

Cray JA, Stevenson A, Ball P, Bankar SB, Eleutherio ECA, Ezeji TC, Singhal RS, Thevelein JM, Timson DJ, Hallsworth JE. 2015. Chaotropicity: A key factor in product tolerance of biofuel-producing microorganisms. Curr Opin Biotechnol 33:228-59.

Dodson MV, Allen RE, Du M, Bergen WG, Velleman SG, Poulos SP, Fernyhough-Culver M, Wheeler MB, Duckett SK, Young MRI, and others. 2015. INVITED REVIEW: Evolution of meat animal growth research during the past 50 years: Adipose and muscle stem cells. J Anim Sci 93(2):457-81.

Hackmann TJ and Firkins JL. 2015. Electron transport phosphorylation in rumen butyrivibrios: Unprecedented ATP yield for glucose fermentation to butyrate. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:622.

Harstine BR, Maquivar M, Helser LA, Utt MD, Premanandan C, DeJarnette JM, Day ML. 2015. Effects of dietary energy on sexual maturation and sperm production in holstein bulls. J Anim Sci 93(6):2759-66.

Shanmugasundaram R, Kogut MH, Arsenault RJ, Swaggerty CL, Cole K, Reddish JM, Selvaraj RK. 2015. Effect of salmonella infection on cecal tonsil regulatory T cell properties in chickens. Poult Sci 94(8):1828-35.

Poultry Science Association 104th Annual Meeting, July 27-30, 2015

The use and abuse of immunological measurements and parameters in nutritional immunology.  R. Selvaraj

Effect of in vitro 25-hydroxycholecalciferol treatment of lipopolysaccharide on heterophil nitrite production and in vivo effects of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol supplementation on turkey poults during a coccidial challenge.  Antrison Morris* and Ramesh Selvaraj

Transcriptional events underlying avian myogenesis. Jacqueline Griffin*, Michael Lilburn, and Macdonald Wick

Effect of thermal stress on myogenic satellite cells. S.G. Velleman

Thermal stress differentially affects chicken pectoralis major and biceps femoris satellite cell properties and function. Rachel L. Harding*, Orna Halevy, Cynthia S. Coy, Daniel L. Clark, Shlomo Yahav, and Sandra G. Velleman

Influence of temperature and growth selection on turkey breast muscle satellite cell proliferation, differentiation, and myogenic regulatory factor expression. Daniel L. Clark*, Cynthia S. Coy, Gale M. Strasburg, Kent M. Reed, and Sandra G. Velleman

Identification of the avian RBP7 gene as a new adipose-specific gene and RBP7 promoter-driven GFP expression in adipose tissue of transgenic quail. Jinsoo Ahn*, Sangsu Shin, Yeunsu Suh, Ju Yeon Park, Seongsoo Hwang, and Kichoon Lee

Overexpression of G0/G1 switch gene 2 in adipose tissue of female transgenic quail leads to inhibition of lipolysis associated with laying. Paula R. Chen*, Young Min Choi, Sangsu Shin, Elizabeth Kim, and Kichoon Lee

Application of selected bacteriophages to control Salmonella in mechanically separated chicken. B.D. Mahaffey*, L.E. Graham, K.D. Teague, A.D. Wolfenden, J.C. Bielke, B.M. Hargis, and L.R. Bielke

Early mucosal permeability model for studying spondylolisthesis (kinky back) in broilers. J.C. Bielke, V.A. Kuttappan, E.A. Vicuña, R.W. Moore, A.S. Al-Ogaili, J.D. Latorre, A.D. Wolfenden, B.M. Hargis, G.Tellez, and L.R. Bielke

Supplementation of a sorghum-based diet with a Bacillus direct-fed microbial candidate influence growth performance, protein digestibility, and bone strength of 28-day-old broilers. Juan D. Latorre*, Ross E. Wolfenden, Jose L. Vicente, Xochitl Hernandez-Velasco, Amanda D. Wolfenden, Vivek A.Kuttappan, Lisa R. Bielke, Billy M. Hargis, and Guillermo Tellez