Altered Avian Virus for In-Ovo Inoculation
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Altered Avian Virus for In-Ovo Inoculation

Attenuated recombinant Newcastle disease virus (NDV) vaccines, containing an antisense coding region of the chicken interleukin 4 (IL4R) inserted into the NDV viral genome, were evaluated as candidates for in-ovo vaccination. ARS results indicate that these altered NDV-IL4R vaccines are a reliable...
Bioactive Peptides Having Insecticide Activity
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Bioactive Peptides Having Insecticide Activity

Novel bioactive peptides were discovered using a receptor screening process. The peptides are structurally very different from the natural ligand(s) for this receptor. Injection of the novel peptides into fire ants (our model system) resulted in mortality. Interestingly, several peptides displayed...
Compositions and Methods of Treating Animal Manure
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Compositions and Methods of Treating Animal Manure

Manure amendment and method for controlling ammonia emissions from poultry litter and reducing phosphorus runoff. The manure amendment is produced by adding various combinations/ratios of sulfuric acid, bauxite and water to alum mud, a waste product from manufacturing alum (aluminum phosphate)...
Cotton Fibers Fighting Off Germs Wash After Wash
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Cotton Fibers Fighting Off Germs Wash After Wash

Novel, permanent antimicrobial cotton fibers are produced via in situ synthesis of silver nanoparticles inside the fiber. The silver nanoparticles encased within the fiber are leach-resistant against continuous launderings and serve as a reservoir for the release of biocidal silver ions,...

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