Animal biotechnology is a broad umbrella encompassing the polarities of fundamental and applied research including molecular modelling, molecular and quantitative genetics, gene manipulation, development of diagnostics and vaccines and manipulation of tissue or digestion metabolism by growth promoters. Although animal biotechnology in the broadest sense is not new, what is new is the level of complexity and precision involved in scientists' current ability to manipulate living organisms. This new book sets out to show that the important ideas in animal biotechnology are exciting and relevant to everyday experience. It represents an important update of the literature for research workers, lecturers, and advisers in animal science, but is also a core text for advanced undergraduate courses in animal science and biotechnology. It will be an essential acquisition for librarians in agriculture and veterinary science.
Preface; R. Renaville, A. Burny. Implication of a structural motif in the instability of a toxic protein: the Prion; L. Lins, et al. Impact of biotechnology on animal breeding and genetic progress; N. Gengler, T. Druet. Marker Genes in farm animals; I. Parmentier, et al. Recombinant growth hormone: potential interest and risks of its use in bovine milk production; Y. Chilliard, et al. Is it possible to detect bovine treated with bST? C. Bertozzi, et al. Biology and actions of somatotropin in the pig; I. Louveau, M. Bonneau. Modulation of the growth hormone (gh) axis by the use of antibodies to hormones, receptors and binding proteins; J. Beattie, et al. Gene Therapeutic Enhancement of Animal Health and Performances; R. Draghia-Akli. Anti-adipocyte monoclonal antibodies: a new technology for regulating adipose conversion; C. Remacle, et al. Immunocastration of farm animals; M. Pirard, et al. Placental proteins in ruminants; N.M. Sousa, et al. Induction of superovulation in domestic ruminants; F. Gonzalez, et al. Sex preselection in mammals; R. Renaville, et al. Cloning and transgenesis in cattle: potential applications; Y. Heyman. Transgenic Fish: Production, Testing, and Risk Assessment; W.M. Muir, H.A. Hostetler. The quest for transgenic poultry: birds are not mice with feathers; J.A. Proudman, et al. Enzymes as direct-feed additives for ruminants; L.M. Rode, et al. Molecular traceability of animals and their products; V. Haezebroeck, et al. Consumer attitudes to animal biotechnology; S. Spencer. Index.