cross-fostering


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cross-fostering

the transfer of young from one dam to another, usually to equalize numbers in litters of approximately the same age. Commonly practiced in rearing piglets.
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The time is ripe for the fields of sleep and circadian rhythms to have a journal that is dedicated to cross-fostering these disciplines.
These will be measured using socioeconomic and familial variables in humans, but in young starlings they will be experimentally manipulated via cross-fostering and hand-rearing siblings apart so that they experience different early histories.
Cross-fostering experiments, in which clutches of eggs were swapped between nests, showed that the nestlings produced begging calls that matched their foster mothers, not their biological mothers, evidence that the passwords were indeed learned.
The edible nests are then exported to China, but this cross-fostering in swiftlet farming in attempts to sustain the population may result in inter-species hybridization.
Veterinary surgeon Janet Brenton said: "I've never seen cross-fostering occur between two different species.
inbred groups, cultural and genetic isolates); sub-populations such as the oldest-old; studies that utilize the extensive genome databases and genetic analyses resources that are becoming available; and animal model studies using cross-fostering, selective breeding, inbred strains, recombinant inbred strains or specific genotypic manipulations (e.
The research team led by Dr Keith Kendrick tested the strength of maternal influences by cross-fostering males and females.
Some prairie falcons are in a new cross-fostering program, raising chicks of the endangered peregrine falcon as their own.
By combining basic and applied research efforts and through cross-fostering between chemistry and biology, scientists at SIMM carry out studies toward the elucidation of the structural basis of bioactive substances, discovery of new targets or mechanisms of action, comprehensive pre-clinical evaluation of drug candidates, and promotion of commercialization, thereby playing an indispensable role in building China's drug innovation capabilities.
Cross-fostering experiments will allow discrimination of environmental and genetic compounds of individual scents.
The numbers of total born, born alive, stillborn and mummified piglets were recorded within 24 h postpartum and the number of pigs was recorded after cross-fostering and at 21 d of lactation.
Interspecific cross-fostering affects mate guarding behaviour in Great Tits (Parus major).