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Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R3253

Topic

Poultry

Summary and Implications

In this experiment, producing layers were exposed to 4 weeks of cyclic heat to better understand the effects of heat stress on the gene expression in the cecal tonsil (CT). CT is the immune tissue located at the junction between the ileum and the ceca within the digestive tract. CT has been suggested to have a role in the regulation of the cecal content, which may have an impact on nutrient absorption. Knowledge of specific changes in gene expression at the CT highlights potential mechanisms that the tissue utilizes to alleviate the effect from heat stress.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-363

Language

en

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