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By L. O. Fiems, B. G. Cottyn and D. I. Demeyer (Eds.)

This quantity is the 1st in a sequence of news of workshops on ''The use of animal biotechnology, to enhance animal wellbeing and fitness prestige and meat quality''. This topic covers numerous issues of concentration, regarding goods as varied as grassland usage and meat caliber notion. ''Animal biotechnology'' used to be outlined to incorporate manipulation of copy; genetic manipulation of animals (transgenic animals); improvement of diagnostics and vaccines; and using development promoters (performance enhancers) that manage digestion (e.g. probiotics) or tissue metabolism (e.g. somatotropins). the amount adopts a multidisciplinary method of animal biotechnology and its relation to meat creation

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A major risk will be increased rates of inbreeding. Inbreeding reduces genetic variance in the long term, and it also can lead to inbreeding depression in fertility and production traits. Due to increased reproduction rates, only a small number of parents is needed, which leads to fewer families, and thus to increased inbreeding and random drift. DNA-markers will be more useful for selection within families than for selection between families. This will lead to more families in the breeding population.

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