Presentation on theme: "Biotech Applications in Livestock Production"— Presentation transcript:
1 Biotech Applications in Livestock Production Sperm cells sorted by flow cytometry based on X/Y chromosome. Expensive!Transgenics – pharming: manufacture expensive hormones and vaccines.Cloning – see slide of DollyDNA-based genetic eval.: use DNA markers in calculation of EPD.
2 Biotechnology Definition The science of altering genetic and reproductive processes in plants and animals
3 Two areasGenetic engineeringReproductive systems
4 Genetic Engineering is based on a technology involving recombinant DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid
5 Genetic Engineeringinvolves taking a tiny bit of DNA containing the desired gene from one organism and splicing it into the DNA strand of another organism
6 Genetic Engineeringpurpose - to have the recipient organism take on the characteristic controlled by the transferred gene