Dr. Francesco  Gai
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Dr. Francesco Gai

Research Scientist
National Research Council, Institute of Sciences of Food Production, Italy

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Veterinary Sciences from University of Turin, Italy

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Area of Interest:

Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Animal Science
Animal Nutrition
Meat Quality Control

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Sicuro, B., P. Badino, F. Dapra, F. Gai and M. Galloni et al., 2010. Physiological effects of natural olive oil antioxidants utilization in rainbow trout (Onchorynchus mykiss) feeding. Aquacult. Int., 18: 415-431.
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  2. Sicuro, B., F. Dapra, F. Gai, G.B. Palmegiano, R. Schiavone, L. Zilli and S. Vilella, 2010. Olive oil by-product as a natural antioxidant in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) nutrition. Aquacult. Int., 18: 511-522.
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  3. Peiretti, P.G. and F. Gai, 2009. Fatty acid and nutritive quality of chia (Salvia hispanica L.) seeds and plant during growth. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol., 148: 267-275.
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  4. Liu, H.W., F. Gai, L. Gasco, A. Brugiapaglia and C. Lussiana et al., 2009. Effects of chestnut tannins on carcass characteristics, meat quality, lipid oxidation and fatty acid composition of rabbits. Meat Sci., 83: 678-683.
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  5. Dapra, F., F. Gai, M.T. Costanzo, G. Maricchiolo and V. Micale et al., 2009. Rice protein-concentrate meal as a potential dietary ingredient in practical diets for blackspot seabream Pagellus bogaraveo: a histological and enzymatic investigation. J. Fish Biol., 74: 773-789.
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  6. Palmegiano, G.B., F. Gai, F. Dapra, L. Gasco, M. Pazzaglia and P.G. Peiretti, 2008. Effects of Spirulina and plant oil on the growth and lipid traits of white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) fingerlings. Aquac. Res., 39: 587-595.
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  7. Palmegiano, G.B., M.T. Costanzo, F. Dapra, F. Gai and M.G. Galletta et al., 2007. Rice protein concentrate meal as potential dietary ingredient in practical diets for blackspot seabream (Pagellus bogaraveo). J. Anim. Physiol. Anim. Nutr., 9: 235-239.
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  8. Peiretti, P.G. and F. Gai, 2006. Chemical composition, nutritive value, fatty acid and amino acid contents of Galega officinalis L. during its growth stage and in regrowth. Anim. Feed. Sci. Technol., 130: 257-267.
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  9. Palmegiano, G.B., F. Dapra, G. Forneris, F. Gai and L. Gasco et al., 2006. Rice protein concentrate meal as a potential ingredient in practical diets for rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquaculture, 258: 357-367.
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  10. Palmegiano, G.B., E. Agradi, G. Forneris, F. Gai and L. Gasco et al., 2005. Spirulina as a nutrient source in diets for growing sturgeon (Acipenser baeri). Aquacult. Res., 36: 188-195.
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