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Effects of fetal programming on the reproductive efficiency of Nellore heifers

Grant number: 20/12522-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2020
Effective date (End): September 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry - Animal Production
Principal researcher:Miguel Henrique de Almeida Santana
Grantee:Isabela Mortari
Home Institution: Faculdade de Zootecnia e Engenharia de Alimentos (FZEA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Pirassununga , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/12105-2 - Fenomics of fetal programming effects on beef cattle production: a systemic approach, AP.JP

Abstract

: Fetal programming (FP) can affect the development of animals throughout their lives. This nutritional stimulus has been studied in beef cattle and can cause differences that impact their production systems. Characteristics such as reproductive performance are of great importance for the selection of animals for both genetic improvement and for animals to be slaughtered. The fellow to be selected will perform activities related to obtaining and analyzing phenotypic data. This study is a good opportunity to include students in research and thus encourage the scientific development of these students through this project.

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