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Animal biotechnology: by M.L. Madan

PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:33 pm
by vet
Animal biotechnology: applications and implications in developing countries; by M.L. Madan
In most developing countries, biotechnological applications relating to livestock need to be suitable for animal owners who are resource-poor small-scale operators who own little or no land and few animals. Livestock is becoming increasingly important to economic growth in developing countries and the application of biotechnology is largely dictated by commercial considerations and socio-economic goals. Using technology to support livestock production is an integral part of viable agriculture in multi-enterprise systems. Livestock are part of a fragile ecosystem and a rich source of animal biodiversity, as local species and breeds possess genes and traits of excellence. Molecular markers are increasingly being used to identify and select the particular genes that lead to these desirable traits and it is now possible to select superior germ plasm and
disseminate it using artificial insemination, embryo transfer and other assisted reproductive technologies. These technologies have been used in the genetic improvement of livestock, particularly in cattle and buffaloes, and the economic returns are significant. However, morbidity and mortality among animals produced using assisted reproductive technologies lead to high economic losses, so the principal application of animal biotechnology at present is in the production of cheap and dependable diagnostic kits and vaccines. Several obstacles limit the application of biotechnology at present: there is a lack of infrastructure and insufficient manpower, so funding is needed if resource-poor
farmers are to benefit from biotechnology.
Biotechnology – Challenge – Constraint – Developing country – Embryo transfer – In vitro fertilisation – Livestock economic – Multi-enterprise system – Reproductive technologies.

Re: Animal biotechnology

PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:25 am
by sallyreena
The field of animal biotechnology is viewed as more weird than wonderful. To counter such negative reactions and provide the public with a basic understanding of the nature and potential of animal biotechnology.

Re: Animal biotechnology: by M.L. Madan

PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:11 pm
by gonard
This available volume will be important to each one interested in the implications of the use of animal biotechnology.

Re: Animal biotechnology: by M.L. Madan

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:46 am
by davidchatman
I was searching for the book like this. your summary will make my reading lot more comfortable. Thank you