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Gut microbiota of poultry

Edited by: Prof Guolong Zhang

The gastrointestinal tract is home to trillions of microbes that are intimately connected with host health, physiology, and metabolism. Understanding the origin of these gut microbes and how they are altered by different feed additives will enhance our ability to manipulate the structure and function of gut microbiota for optimal animal health and production efficacy. This special issue will explore the source of gut microbiota and how various dietary interventions such as in-feed antibiotics, phytochemicals, and bacterial metabolites alter gut microbiota to improve health and performance of poultry.

This series was published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology

  1. Soya saponin (SS), an active compound in soybean meals, has been widely studied in the medical field. However, it was considered as an anti-nutritional factor in poultry diets. The objective of this experiment...

    Authors: Peng Li, Yizhu Zhao, Shaojia Yan, Bocheng Song, Yongfa Liu, Mingkun Gao, Dazhi Tang and Yuming Guo
    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2022 12:126
  2. Microbiota development is a critical aspect of turkey poult maturation, and the succession of microbes in the turkey gut has been shown to correlate with poult performance. The purpose of this study was to det...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Miller, Brittanie Winfield, Bonnie P. Weber, Cristian Flores-Figueroa, Jeannette Munoz-Aguayo, Jared Huisinga and Timothy J. Johnson
    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:59
  3. Lactobacillus reuteri strains are widely used as probiotics to prevent and treat inflammatory bowel disease by modulating the host’s immune system. However, the underlying mechanisms by which they communicate wit...

    Authors: Rujiu Hu, Hua Lin, Mimi Wang, Yuezhen Zhao, Haojing Liu, Yuna Min, Xiaojun Yang, Yupeng Gao and Mingming Yang
    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:25
  4. Intestinal microbiota plays a key role in nutrient digestion and utilization with a profound impact on feed efficiency of livestock animals. However, the intestinal microbes that are critically involved in fee...

    Authors: Jing Liu, Sydney N. Stewart, Kelsy Robinson, Qing Yang, Wentao Lyu, Melanie A. Whitmore and Guolong Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:22
  5. Interest in the use of natural feed additives as an alternative to antimicrobials in the poultry industry has increased in recent years because of the risk of bacterial resistance. One of the most studied grou...

    Authors: Anaisa A. Leyva-Diaz, Daniel Hernandez-Patlan, Bruno Solis-Cruz, Bishnu Adhikari, Young Min Kwon, Juan D. Latorre, Xochitl Hernandez-Velasco, Benjamin Fuente-Martinez, Billy M. Hargis, Raquel Lopez-Arellano and Guillermo Tellez-Isaias
    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:23
  6. The initial intestinal microbiota acquired from different sources has profound impacts on animal health and productivity. In modern poultry production practices, the source(s) of the establishing microbes and ...

    Authors: Joel J. Maki, Elizabeth A. Bobeck, Matthew J. Sylte and Torey Looft
    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:60
  7. Clostridium perfringens-induced chicken necrotic enteritis (NE) is responsible for substantial economic losses worldwide annually. Recently, as a result of antibiotic growth promoter prohibition, the prevalence o...

    Authors: Mohit Bansal, Ying Fu, Bilal Alrubaye, Mussie Abraha, Ayidh Almansour, Anamika Gupta, Rohana Liyanage, Hong Wang, Billy Hargis and Xiaolun Sun
    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:37
  8. Prenatal nutrition is crucial for embryonic development and neonatal growth, and has the potential to be a main determinant of life-long health. In the present study, we used a layer chick model to investigate...

    Authors: Dong Dai, Shu-geng Wu, Hai-jun Zhang, Guang-hai Qi and Jing Wang
    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:19
  9. The poultry industry is in need of effective antibiotic alternatives to control outbreaks of necrotic enteritis (NE) due to Clostridium perfringens. In the present study, we investigated the effects of dietary su...

    Authors: Van Hieu Pham, Liugang Kan, Jinyu Huang, Yanqiang Geng, Wenrui Zhen, Yuming Guo, Waseem Abbas and Zhong Wang
    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:18