CONTENT

Proceedings

Forewords

Livestock

01 Status review and achievements of the cooperative research programs in animal production, 1983-2006
R. Rouvier, Y. S. Cheng, J. P. Poivey, C. T. Wang, and C. Tai
1
02 A long term selection for the duration of fertility in the intergeneric crossbreeding of ducks
Y. S. Cheng, R. Rouvier, J. P. Poivey, H. L. Liu, S C Huang, Y. C. Huang, C. W. Liao, J. J. L. Tai, and C. Tai
25
03 Vitrification of caprine embryos in microdrops
J. C. Huang, H. H. Lin, J. S. Wu, P. H. Tang, D. G. Wang, and B. T. Liu
47
04 In vitro production of ruminant embryos: results, limits and perspectives
P. Mermillod, Y. Locatelli, D.T. Rosenn, S. Uzbekova, G.Baril, F. Guignot, C. Perreau, N. Poulin, J. L. Touzé, S. Pennetier, B. Schmaltz , and Y. Cognié
59
05 Effects of genotype, age and nutrition on intramuscular lipids and meat quality
E. Baeza
79
06 Genetic variation of chicken technological meat quality
E. L. Bihan-Duval, C. Berri, J. Nadaf, M. Debut, V. Brunel, C. Beaumont, and M. J. Duclos
83
07 Effect of dietary conjugated linoleic acid on the growth, carcass characteristics and meat fatty acid composition for TLRI Black Pig No.1
T .M. Su, C. F. Liu, S. F. Wu, and C. W. Liao
87
08 Results of the INRA research concerning duration of fertility of the common duck (Anas Platyrhynchos)
J. M. Brun, F. Dubos, M. M. Richard, N. Sellier, and J.P. Brillard
91
09 Selection studies for 15 generations of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) in Duck Research Center
Y. H. Hu, R. Rouvier, J. P. Poivey, H. C. Liu, and C. Tai
95
10 Nervousness or fearfulness and social behaviour in male mule ducks: a update review
D. Guémené, M. D. Bernadet, E. Fournel , D. Val-Laillet , S. Bouy, I. Arnaud , E. Gardin, C. Larzul , S. Grasteau , G. Guy, and J. M. Faure
115
11 Taiwan Country Chicken: a slow growth breed for eating quality
Y. P. Lee
121
12 Integrative poultry biology:current approaches and prospects for France-Taiwan collaboration
M. Tixier-Boichard
133
13 Selection and utilization of indigenous mini-pig
H. P. Chu
139
14 Lessons from the use, in France, of major genes controlling production and health traits in livestock
J. M. Elsen, and I. Palhière
145
15 Eggshell matrix proteins and natural defenses of the egg
J. Gautron, and Y. Nys
159
16 Microsatellite DNA markers for duck (Anas platyrhynchos and Cairina moschata)
M. E. Christel, F. Katia, G. Carine, C. Gaëlle, V. Florence, and V. Alain
165
17 Cryopreservation of Landese gander semen
F. Dubos, F. Seigneurin, M. M. Mialon-Richard, I . Grasseau, G. Guy, and E. Blesbois.
169
18 Alleviation of heat stress for Holstein lactating cows in hot summer by a wet-padding barn
T. F. Shiao, C. F. Lee, D. W. Yang, H. F. Lee, C. H. Hsieh, and S. N. Lee
173
Swine nutrition, physiology and carcass quality
19 Acclimation to high ambient temperature in growing pigs: effects of breed and temperature level
D. Renaudeau, E. Huc, M. Kerdoncuff, and J. L. Gourdine
177
20 Estimation of genetic parameters for rectal temperature in lactating sows its association with performance : preliminary results
J. L. Gourdine, and D. Renaudeau
183
21 Effect of dietary supplementation with fermented soybean meal on growth performance, lipids metabolism and immunity of TLRI Black Pig No. 1.
T. Y. Hung, T. M. Su, C. F. Liu, C. W. Liao, and J. J. Lu
189
22 Research of the relief of heat stress on the reproductive performance of breeding pigs- a preliminary report
C. W. Liao, F. C. Liu,  A. L. Hsu, H. F. Lee, T. M. Su, C. B. Hsu, and Y. H. Jea
193
23 Effect of L-carnitine fed during gestation and lactation on reproductive performance of TLRI Black Pig No. 1 sows and litter performance
C. W. Liao, C. F. Liu, S. F. Wu, and T. M. Su
197
24 Application of ultrasound technology on carcass composition traits in Landrace and Duroc boars
L. L. Lo, R. S. Lin, T. H. Huang, H. L. Tsou, and N. C. Lin
201
Lipid metabolism, muscle growth and nutrition of poultry
25 A comparative study of adipose lipid metabolism and egg yields of chickens
C. H. Wang, C. F. Chen, Y. P. Lee, and C. L. Chen
205
26 The effect of sex-linked dwarf gene on muscle growth in chickens
C. S. Chang, Y. H. Chen, C. F. Chen, M. Tixier-Boichard, and Y. P. Lee
209
27 Effect of dietary supplementation probiotics on growth performance and intestinal microflora in broiler
S. Y. Lin, T. Y. Hung, and J. J. Lu
213
28 Incoporation of vitamin E into n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids enriched duck eggs
T. F. Chen, and J. C. Hsu
217
Reproduction in duck
29 Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers in Tsaiya duck
M. C. Hsiao, Y. C. Hsu, Y. H. Hu, S. H. Li, S. R. Lee, and S. C. Liu
221
30 Quantitative trait locus (qtl) detection for duration of fertility in common duck (Anas platyrhynchos) bred for mule ducks
C. W.Huang,  M. C. Huang, H. L. Liu, Y. S. Cheng, Y. H. Hu, and  R. Rouvier
227
31 The gene and genotype frequencies at DNA microsatellite loci of Brown Tsaiya ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) selected for the duration of fertility
C. W. Huang, Y. S. Cheng, R. Rouier, K. T. Yang, C. P. Wu, and M. C. Huang
233
32 Electrophoresis of Tsaiya duck eggshell proteins and their cross-reaction with hen¡¦s anti-ovocleidin 17 antibody
J. F. Huang , M. C. Hsiao, C. C. Lin, Y. Nys, Y. N. Jiang, J. Gautron, T. F. Shen
237
Gene in laying geese
33 The expression of pituitary gland genes in laying geese
C .F.Yen, H. W. Lin, J. C. Hsu, N. C. , T .F. Lin Shen, and S. T. Ding
241
Animal genetic resource and forage
34 Metagenomic library of microbial genetic resources in animal farm
R. B. Liaw, M. P. Cheng, T. S. Hsiao, M. C. Wu1, and C. Y. Lee
245
35 Forage production and utilization in Taiwan
F. H. Hsu
249

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

36 Overview of the TARI-INRA cooperative research in agricultural science
C. A. Chang
253
37 Challenges to forest ecological research and management
H. B. King
261
38 Genetic resources, marker assisted selection and new perspectives provided by genomics for melon
 M. Pitrat
263
39 Sex determination and sex differentiation in tilapias
J.F. Baroiller, H. D¡¦Cotta, E. Bezault, J.P. Coutanceau, C. Ozouf-Costaz, A. Cnaani, T. Kocher, E. Pepey, A. D¡¦Hont, G. Hulata, B. J.N. Volff, D. Bienvenu, and B. Chevassus
267
40 Fish cathelicidins: novel antimicrobial peptides identified in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss and Atlantic salmon Salmo salar
C.I. Chang, and C. J. Secombes
271
41 Adaptation to extreme salinity variation in tilapias
H. D. Cotta, E. Pepey, M. Tine, and N. Ouattara
275
42 Forest research at INRA. Facing the challenges of climate change
J. M. Guehl
281

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