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  1. Film commentary: Constitutional and Environmental Interactions in Rearing Four Breeds of Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Scott, John Paul

  2. Heterogeneity and phylogenetic relationships of community-associated methicillin-sensitive/resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in healthy dogs, cats and their owners

    Contributor(s):: Wan, M. T., Fu, S. Y., Lo, Y. P., Huang, T. M., Cheng, M. M., Chou, C. C.

    Aims: To investigate the distribution of staphylococcal enterotoxin genes (se) and the molecular features of community-associated methicillin-sensitive/resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MSSA/MRSA) isolates in the nostrils of healthy pets and their owners. Methods and Results: A total of 114...

  3. Progressive retinal atrophy in Schapendoes dogs: Mutation of the newly identified CCDC66 gene

    Contributor(s):: Dekomien, Gabriele, Vollrath, Conni, Petrasch-Parwez, Elisabeth, Boevé, Michael H., Akkad, Denis A., Gerding, Wanda M., Epplen, Jörg T.

  4. Contamination, crop trials, and compatibility. (Special issue: Ethics as a dimension of agrifood policy: selected papers from the 4th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics)

    Contributor(s):: Bruce, D.

    This paper examines the ethical and social questions that underlie the present UK discussion whether genetically modified (GM) crops and organic agriculture can coexist within a given region or are mutually exclusive. A European Commission report predicted practical difficulties in achieving...

  5. Exploiting abstract possibilities: a critique of the concept and practice of product patenting

    Contributor(s):: Radder, H.

    Developments in biotechnology and genomics have moved the issue of patenting scientific and technological inventions toward the centre of interest. In particular, the patentability of genes of plants, animals, or humans and of genetically modified (parts of) living organisms has been discussed,...

  6. Genetic engineering and the integrity of animals

    Contributor(s):: Vries, R. de

    Genetic engineering evokes a number of objections that are not directed at the negative effects the technique might have on the health and welfare of the modified animals. The concept of animal integrity is often invoked to articulate these kind of objections. Moreover, in reaction to the advent...

  7. Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains from pet animals and their relationship to human isolates

    Contributor(s):: Strommenger, B., Kehrenberg, C., Kettlitz, C., Cuny, C., Verspohl, J., Witte, W., Schwarz, S.

    Objectives: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from pet animals were characterized and compared with human isolates from clonal complexes most prevalent in Central Europe. Methods: S. aureus isolates were investigated for their in vitro susceptibility to antimicrobial...

  8. Risks associated with genetic modification: an annotated bibliography of peer reviewed natural science publications

    Contributor(s):: Weaver, S. A., Morris, M. C.

    An annotated bibliography is presented of peer-reviewed papers highlighting the human health, animal welfare, and environmental risks (concerning biodiversity in particular) associated with genetic modification. The bibliography is organized according to the nature of the risks in question: (1)...

  9. Behavior Genetics of Canine Aggression: Behavioral Phenotyping of Golden Retrievers by Means of an Aggression Test

    Contributor(s):: van den Berg, L., Schilder, M. B. H., Knol, B. W.

  10. Effects of selection for cooperation and attention in dogs

    Contributor(s):: Gácsi, Márta, McGreevy, Paul, Kara, Edina, Miklósi, Ádám

  11. Evaluation of the serotonergic genes htr1A, htr1B, htr2A, and slc6A4 in aggressive behavior of golden retriever dogs

    Contributor(s):: van den Berg, L., Vos-Loohuis, M., Schilder, M. B., van Oost, B. A., Hazewinkel, H. A., Wade, C. M., Karlsson, E. K., Lindblad-Toh, K., Liinamo, A. E., Leegwater, P. A.

  12. Kind granddaughters of angry grandmothers: The effect of domestication on vocalization in cross-bred silver foxes

    Contributor(s):: Gogoleva, Svetlana S., Volodin, Ilya A., Volodina, Elena V., Kharlamova, Anastasia V., Trut, Lyudmila N.

  13. Pharmacological or genetic inactivation of the serotonin transporter improves reversal learning in mice

    Contributor(s):: Brigman, Jonathan L., Mathur, Poonam, Harvey-White, Judith, Izquierdo, Alicia, Saksida, Lisa M., Bussey, Timothy J., Fox, Stephanie, Deneris, Evan, Murphy, Dennis L., Holmes, Andrew

  14. Phenotyping mouse chromosome substitution strains reveal multiple QTLs for febrile seizure susceptibility

    Contributor(s):: Hessel, E. V. S., van Gassen, K. L. I., Wolterink-Donselaar, I. G., Stienen, P. J., Fernandes, C., Brakkee, J. H., Kas, M. J. H., de Graan, P. N. E.

  15. Phenotyping of aggressive behavior in Golden Retriever dogs with a questionnaire

    Contributor(s):: van den Berg, L., Schilder, M. B. H., de Vries, H., Leegwater, P. A. J., van Oost, B. A.

  16. Primate models in serotonin transporter research

    Contributor(s):: Herman, Khalisa N., Winslow, James T., Suomi, Stephen J.

  17. Recent developments in the use of animal models of psychiatric disease: Introduction to special issue

    Contributor(s):: Fisch, Gene S., Holmes, Andrew

  18. A behaviour test on German Shepherd dogs: heritability of seven different traits

    Contributor(s):: Ruefenacht, S., Gebhardt-Henrich, S., Miyake, T., Gaillard, C.

    In this study, genetic and non-genetic effects on behavioural traits were estimated, based on records of the field behaviour test of the Swiss German Shepherd Dog breeding club. This standardized test has been applied since 1949 and comprised the following seven traits: self-confidence, nerve...

  19. All a mother's fault? Transmission of stereotypy in striped mice Rhabdomys

    Contributor(s):: Jones, M., Lierop, M. van, Pillay, N.

    Environmentally induced stereotypy is the most common abnormal behaviour in captive animals. However, not all animals housed in identically impoverished environments develop stereotypy, possibly because of differences in genetic predisposition. To investigate the transmission of stereotypy in...

  20. Effect of male-to-male aggressiveness and feed-restriction during rearing on sexual behaviour and aggressiveness towards females by male domestic fowl

    Contributor(s):: Millman, S. T., Duncan, I. J. H.

    This experiment was one part of a larger study investigating problems of aggression towards females by male broiler breeder fowl. To investigate causal mechanisms, we were interested in determining (1) if feed-restriction during rearing affects behaviour towards females at sexual maturity and (2)...