By L. Lins, B. Charloteaux, A. Thomas, R. Brasseur (auth.), R. Renaville, A. Burny (eds.)
Animal biotechnology is a vast umbrella encompassing the polarities of basic and utilized examine together with molecular modelling, molecular and quantitative genetics, gene manipulation, improvement of diagnostics and vaccines and manipulation of tissue or digestion metabolism by means of progress promoters. even though animal biotechnology within the broadest feel isn't really new, what's new is the extent of complexity and precision curious about scientists' present skill to control residing organisms.
This new e-book units out to teach that the real rules in animal biotechnology are fascinating and appropriate to daily event. It represents an enormous replace of the literature for study staff, academics, and advisers in animal technology, yet is additionally a center textual content for complex undergraduate classes in animal technological know-how and biotechnology. will probably be a vital acquisition for librarians in agriculture and veterinary science.
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Totally open nuclei which are basically combinations of future bull dam station testing and MOET technologies seem to be a very promising way to enhance genetic progress in cattle because they combine optimal or at least better bull dam selection with classical progeny testing of the produced sires. Finally, a very special type of biotechnology affecting female reproduction is twining. Especially in beef cattle were obtaining more than one calf per calving can greatly enhance production efficiency this technology can be useful.
But cloning has truly high potential to multiply new genotypes obtained by natural and artificial means. 39 Gengler N. and Druet T. From all biotechnologies, cloning is certainly the one mostly reducing diversity. We already discussed above the impact of such a reduction on selection but reduction of diversity can also have other dangerous consequences. First, heavily selected animals produce optimally only in specific conditions. If environmental (including new techniques) conditions change, then those animals would show poor adaptability to new conditions and their would be no way back.
Finally, a very special type of biotechnology affecting female reproduction is twining. Especially in beef cattle were obtaining more than one calf per calving can greatly enhance production efficiency this technology can be useful. At the same time twining and ovulation rate, a rather closely related trait, can be both measured and are partially genetic. Therefore the Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Nebraska has initiated a selection experience in this field (van Vleck and Gregory, 1996).