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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Animal Science and Veterinary D-index 26 Citations 2,827 59 World Ranking 850 National Ranking 277

Research.com Recognitions

Awards & Achievements

2015 - ASAS Fellow: Teaching Category, American Society of Animal Science

1999 - The Rockefeller Prentice Memorial Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics, American Society of Animal Science

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Genetics
  • Internal medicine
  • Animal science

Merlyn K. Nielsen mostly deals with Animal science, Milk production, Genetics, Lactation and Heritability. His specific area of interest is Animal science, where Merlyn K. Nielsen studies Crossbreed. The concepts of his Genetics study are interwoven with issues in Quantitative trait locus, Energy balance and Sire.

His Lactation study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Feedlot, Shorthorn, Red Poll, Beef cattle and Milking. Merlyn K. Nielsen combines subjects such as Feeding behavior, Male mice and Residual feed intake with his study of Heritability. He has researched Gestation in several fields, including Litter, Fetus and Inbreeding.

His most cited work include:

  • Responses in ovulation rate, embryonal survival, and litter traits in swine to 14 generations of selection to increase litter size (211 citations)
  • Energy requirements for maintenance of crossbred beef cattle with different genetic potential for milk. (118 citations)
  • Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), body fat, and apoptosis (102 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Animal science, Beef cattle, Litter, Internal medicine and Endocrinology are his primary areas of study. His research integrates issues of Heritability and Reproduction in his study of Animal science. The various areas that Merlyn K. Nielsen examines in his Heritability study include Statistics and Genetic variation.

His study on Reproduction also encompasses disciplines like

  • Seasonal breeder and related Pregnancy,
  • Ice calving which is related to area like Birth weight. Merlyn K. Nielsen interconnects Veterinary medicine, Breed, Crossbreed and Sire in the investigation of issues within Beef cattle. In his work, Uterus, Ovariectomized rat, In utero, Andrology and Gestation is strongly intertwined with Ovulation, which is a subfield of Litter.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Animal science (63.10%)
  • Beef cattle (23.81%)
  • Litter (21.43%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2007-2017)?

  • Animal science (63.10%)
  • Beef cattle (23.81%)
  • Feed conversion ratio (4.76%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary areas of investigation include Animal science, Beef cattle, Feed conversion ratio, Heat losses and Breed. His work in the fields of Feed conversion ratio, such as Residual feed intake, overlaps with other areas such as Composition. His Residual feed intake research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Respiration, Mitochondrion and Ratón.

His Breed research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Feedlot and Crossbreed. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Veterinary medicine, Additive genetic effects and Main effect. The Biotechnology study combines topics in areas such as Weaning, Litter, Replicate and Parity.

Between 2007 and 2017, his most popular works were:

  • Partial-genome evaluation of postweaning feed intake and efficiency of crossbred beef cattle. (61 citations)
  • Genetic and phenotypic parameter estimates for feed intake and other traits in growing beef cattle, and opportunities for selection (43 citations)
  • Quantitative trait loci for energy balance traits in an advanced intercross line derived from mice divergently selected for heat loss (18 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Genetics
  • Internal medicine
  • Ecology

His main research concerns Residual feed intake, Feed conversion ratio, Breed, Beef cattle and Heterosis. His Residual feed intake research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Veterinary medicine, Crossbreed, Animal science, Additive genetic effects and Genetic variation. His Feed conversion ratio research includes themes of Biotechnology, Genetic correlation and Heritability.

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Best Publications

Responses in ovulation rate, embryonal survival, and litter traits in swine to 14 generations of selection to increase litter size

Rodger K. Johnson;Merlyn K. Nielsen;David S. Casey.
Journal of Animal Science (1999)

319 Citations

Energy requirements for maintenance of crossbred beef cattle with different genetic potential for milk.

M Montaño-Bermudez;M K Nielsen;G H Deutscher.
Journal of Animal Science (1990)

201 Citations

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), body fat, and apoptosis

Jess L. Miner;Chris A. Cederberg;Merlyn K. Nielsen;Xiaoli Chen.
Obesity Research (2001)

158 Citations

Environmental effects on neonatal mortality of beef calves.

S. M. Azzam;J. E. Kinder;Merlyn K. Nielsen;L. A. Werth.
Journal of Animal Science (1993)

133 Citations

Effect of level of beef cow milk production on pre- and postweaning calf growth.

A. C. Clutter;M. K. Nielsen.
Journal of Animal Science (1987)

126 Citations

Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci Influencing Traits Related to Energy Balance in Selection and Inbred Lines of Mice

D. E. Moody;D. Pomp;M. K. Nielsen;L. D. Van Vleck.
Genetics (1999)

122 Citations

Evaluation of the Ovine Callipyge Locus: I. Relative Chromosomal Position and Gene Action

B. A. Freking;B. A. Freking;J. W. Keele;C. W. Beattie;S. M. Kappes.
Journal of Animal Science (1998)

119 Citations

Estimates of genetic parameters for feed intake, feeding behavior, and daily gain in composite ram lambs.

K. M. Cammack;Kreg A. Leymaster;T. G. Jenkins;Merlyn K. Nielsen.
Journal of Animal Science (2005)

117 Citations

Extended grazing systems for improving economic returns from Nebraska sandhills cow/calf operations

Don C. Adams;Richard T. Clark;Sean A. Coady;James B. Lamb.
Journal of Range Management (1994)

108 Citations

Suckling behavior of calves with dams varying in milk production.

M. L. Day;K. Imakawa;A. C. Clutter;P. L. Wolfe.
Journal of Animal Science (1987)

104 Citations

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Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
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