Scien.net Publishes Lactation and Offspring Bibliography

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The novel Natural Sciences Bibliographic Web Portal aims to provide comprehensive bibliographic information on the basic and applied life, earth and health sciences. The site has now published over 1,160,000 references and has included the two new sections Lactation and Offspring. While the publishers target to publish a total of over 21 million references until 2014, the site currently publishes about 10,000 items every day. References contain a minimum of bibliographic information including title, authors, publication year and source and almost 50% of them additionally contain a summary of the publication's scientific content. All references are tagged with scientific keywords to cross-connect them.

Natural Sciences Bibliography - Scien.net

Natural Sciences Bibliography

Lactation & Offspring Bibliography @ Scien.net

The aim of the Natural Sciences Bibliographic Web Portal including its two new Lactation and Offspring References sections is to provide comprehensive bibliographic information on the basic and applied life, earth and health sciences. The information contains a minimum of bibliographic information consisting of title, authors, publication year and source while expanded references provide an additional summary of the publication's scientific content. All references are grouped into eleven main sections which are subdivided into ten categories each. The site as well as every section and category provides RSS feeds alerting the site's users of newly published content. Every bibliographic reference is tagged with up to twenty scientific keywords which cross-connects them beyond sections and categories.

The section Breeding Sciences & Technology contains information on breeding, a term that refers to the mating and production of offspring by animals or other living organisms. It refers to the activity of controlling or mediating in the mating and reproduction of organisms. Breeding is also used synonymously with the term reproduction, which is the biological process where new individual organisms are produced from parent organisms. The latest content in this category is also available through a Breeding Sciences & Technology RSS feed. The section currently contains over 40,000 posts and is subdivided into ten categories including Chromosome, Crossbred, Genetic, Genotype, Germplasm, Hybrid, Lactation, Offspring, Phenotype and Resistance.

Within this section, the category Lactation contains scientific information on the secretion of milk from the mammary glands of animals, including humans. Lactation occurs in all female mammals, but the process predates the existence of mammals. The main function of lactation is to provide both nutrition and immune protection to the infant mammal right after its birth. The category currently contains 1,440 posts of which the latest inclusions are also available through a Lactation RSS feed. It features posts on controlled lactation in intensive rabbit breeding, concentrations and residues of antibiotics in the milk of goats after parenteral and intramammary administration, and on comparative feed efficiency of Holstein and Jersey cows and combination of high milk and meat yields in dual-purpose cattle.

The new category Offspring contains scientific information on the product of the process of reproduction in plants and animals. An offspring is produced by one or more parents. Numerous offspring of a certain animal are also known as a brood or progeny, terms that can refer to a set of simultaneous offspring. Brood or progeny can also be used to refer to all the offspring of a certain animal, as in the case of honeybees. This category currently contains over 360 posts of which the latest inclusions are also available through an Offspring RSS feed. It features posts on comparison of reproduction ability of the so called world fertile breeds of sheep in large and small concentrations, coat color inheritance in the Belgian White and Blue cattle breed, effect of Angus, Hereford, and Santa Gertrudis sires on preweaning performance of calves, and on blood potassium types and their relationship with certain reproduction traits in sheep.

While the publishers of the web portal have a stock of 21,238,124 references of which 10,564,269 (50%) contain a summary, this information will be made successively available to the public until 2014. While the site has presently published a total of 1,160,000 posts online, the number of published bibliographic resources increases by 10,000 items every day. All items are interconnected with over 283,500 tags. The publishing status is reflected in the site's continuously updated tagline.

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