290 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs
In the past decade, a number of advances have been made in genetic engineering as applied to farmed animals. This book has been developed from invited presentations at a conference held in California in august 1997 to address this issue. It is written by representatives from the leading laboratories from around the world involved in attempts to improve agriculturally important mammals, poultry and fish. Current knowledge, methodology, technical improvements and successes in the applications of transgenic technology to a range of animals which are important in agriculture are brought together. This book is aimed at research workers in animal genetics, breeding and biotechnology.
"Representatives from leading laboratories working on the genetic engineering of farm mammals, poultry, and fish discuss current knowledge, methodology, technical improvements, and successes in applying transgenic technology to a range of animals that are important in agriculture. Among their topics are developing genetic tools, embryonic stem cells, nuclear transfer, the status of sperm-mediated delivery methods for gene transfer, generating transgenic poultry by transfecting primordial germ cells, using bacterial genes to modify domestic animal biochemistry, changing the composition and properties of milk, a comparison of traditional breeding and transgenesis in farmed fish with implications for growth enhancement and fitness, and ethics and animal welfare. The 18 papers are updated from the invited presentations at an August 1997 conference in Tahoe City, California."--SciTech Book News
"The book's eighteen chapters comprise the updated proceedings of a congress held in 1997,
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