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Control of Pig Reproduction VI

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Applying functional genomics research to the study of pig reproduction

Pomp D. , Caetano A. R. , Bertani A. R. , Gladney C. D. , Johnson R. K.

Functional genomics is an experimental approach that incorporates genomewide or system-wide experimentation, expanding the scope of biological investigation from studying single genes to studying potentially all genes at once in a systematic manner. This technology is highly appealing because of its high throughput and relatively low cost. Furthermore, analysis of gene expression using microarrays is likely to be more biologically relevant than the conventional paradigm ...

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Cloning pigs: advances and applications

Polejaeva I. A.

Although mouse embryonic stem cells have been used widely for over a decade as an important tool for introducing precise genetic modification into the genome, demonstrating the great value of this technology in a range of biomedical applications, similar technology does not exist for domestic animals. However, the development of somatic cell nuclear transfer has bypassed the need for embryonic stem cells from livestock. The production of offspring from differentiated cel...

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Deep intrauterine insemination and embryo transfer in pigs

Martinez E. A. , Vazquez J. M , Roca J. , Lucas X. , Gil M. A. , Vazquez J. L.

A new method for non-surgical deep intrauterine catheterization of pigs, without sedation of the sow, is described. Insemination results obtained with this method using fresh spermatozoa demonstrate that, in comparison to conventional artificial insemination (Al) (3 × 109 spermatozoa in 80-100 ml), a 20-60-fold reduction in the number of spermatozoa inseminated and at least a 8-10-fold reduction in the dose volume can be used without affecting fertility ...

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Transgenic alteration of sow milk to improve piglet growth and health

Wheeler M. B. , Bleck G. T. , Donovan S. M.

There are many potential applications of transgenic methodologies for developing new and improved strains of livestock. One practical application of transgenic technology in pig production is to improve milk production or composition. The first week after parturition is the period of greatest loss for pig producers, with highest morbidity and mortality attributed to malnutrition and scours. Despite the benefits to be gained by improving lactation performance, little prog...

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Cryopreservation of pig embryos: adaptation of vitrification technology for embryo transfer

Dobrinsky J. R.

Great advancements in cryopreservation of pig embryos have been made since the last International Conference on Pig Reproduction (ICPR). In 1997, there were standard methods to cryopreserve germplasm and embryos of most livestock species, except for the pig, and development of this technology for use in the international pig industry was slow and in the early stages. Since 1997, there have been advancements in cryopreservation of pig embryos, with reports of production o...