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Research group to focus on phosphorus metabolism

German Research Foundation approves large P-FOWL project to study phosphorus use and metabolism in laying hens.

Phosphorus is an indispensable nutrient for humans, animals and plants, but livestock usually cannot satisfy their needs with only plant-based feed. To compensate, farmers add phosphorus, which is mined as rock phosphate like salt.

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