About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims at answering the following questions: What are the changes in gastrointestinal microbes and physiological functions in mammalian livestock during pregnancy and lactation, and in poultry during embryonic development? What is the relationship between these changes and the growth and development of their conceptuses and offspring? How do nutritional interventions (including diet composition, nutrients, and functional feed additives) influence gut microbes and physiological functions, ultimately regulating the intestinal health, growth and development, product yield and quality of offspring? What is the specific mechanism of action?
We welcome submissions of Original Research articles and reviews on the topics below:
- Effects of nutritional intervention on parents or during pregnancy/ in ovo on growth and development of offspring;
- Effects of nutritional intervention on parents or during pregnancy/ in ovo on intestinal health of offspring;
- Effects of nutritional intervention on parents or during pregnancy/ in ovo on production performance and product quality of offspring;
- Role of functional additives like probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics in parent-offspring integration and the underlying mechanism.
Keywords: gut microbiota, parent-offspring integration, nutritional intervention, growth and development, intestinal health
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