The Norwegian research group around Prof. Margareth Øverland of the Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences published a new research paper describing the effects of diets containing the yeast C. jadinii as protein source on the growth performance and digestive function of broiler chickens.
The goal of the study was to evaluate C. jadinii as a potential new, local and sustainable feed protein source.
First author Ana Cruz and her collaborators thereby determined, among others, the effect of dietary yeast protein on intestinal morphometry. To determine gut morphometric indices, whole slide images were acquired with the Microvisioneer manualWSI scanning software.
The image below shows a representative section of ileal broiler villi stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) used for morphometric analysis.
Ana Cruz, Hallgeir Sterten, Franciska S. Steinhoff, Liv T. Mydland, Margareth Øverland: Cyberlindnera jadinii yeast as a protein source for broiler chickens: effects on growth performance and digestive function from hatching to 30 days of age, Poultry Science 2020.
DOI: 10.1016/j.psj.2020.01.023 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psj.2020.01.023