Applications of Gene-Based Technologies for Improving Animal Production and Health in Developing Countries

  • Harinder P.S. Makkar
  • Gerrit J. Viljoen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. W. Burkart
    Pages 23-25
  3. Samuel C. Jutzi
    Pages 27-32
  4. James Dargie
    Pages 33-40
  5. John L. Williams
    Pages 73-88
  6. R. Cardellino, I. Hoffmann, K.A. Tempelman
    Pages 89-98
  7. N.T.D. Thuy, E. Melchinger, A.W. Kuss, T. Peischl, H. Bartenschlager, N.V. Cuong et al.
    Pages 121-130
  8. Ana Meikle, Daniel Cavestany, Lena Sahlin, William W. Thatcher, Elsa G. Garofalo, Hans Kindahl et al.
    Pages 155-165
  9. D.M.A. Belemsaga, Y. Lombo, S. Thevenon, S. Sylla
    Pages 167-173
  10. Gerrit J. Viljoen, Marco Romito, Pravesh D. Kara
    Pages 211-244
  11. Teshome Mebatsion
    Pages 245-255

About these proceedings


Modern Biotechnology has potential for solving many problems associated with animal productivity and health and offers exciting opportunities for enhancing agricultural productivity. At present the focus is, however, on the issues and problems of significance for livestock producers in the developed world. In order to fully realize the benefits of this technology in developing countries, there is a need to identify, characterize and apply appropriate gene-based technologies for these regions. These proceedings present peer reviewed state-of-the-art papers describing the achievements in the areas of animal breeding and genetics, animal nutrition, animal health, and environment, ethics, safety, and regulatory aspects of gene-based technologies; achievements which could be realized using these modern scientific tools to maximise the benefits from the 'livestock revolution' that is taking place; and the constraints in the use of gene-based technologies and their specific research needs. This book will help in bridging the wide gap between developed and developing countries, in the development and use of gene-based technologies, and to elucidate the current and future roles of such technologies in the developing world. It is a good reference source for researchers, students and policy-makers alike.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Harinder P.S. Makkar
    • 1
  • Gerrit J. Viljoen
    • 1
  1. 1.Animal Production and Health Section, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and AgricultureInternational Atomic Energy AgencyViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information IAEA 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3311-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3312-4
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