Genetic Engineering of Animals

An Agricultural Perspective

  • J. Warren Evans
  • Alexander Hollaender
  • Claire M. Wilson

Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. J. Warren Evans
      Pages 1-2
  3. Welcome: Challenges Encountered by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

  4. Concepts in Genetic Engineering

    1. W. French Anderson
      Pages 7-13
    2. Dean H. Hamer
      Pages 15-18
    3. John J. Kopchick, Francoise Pasleau, Frederick C. Leung
      Pages 19-37
  5. Sources of Genetic Material

    1. Frank H. Ruddle, Rudolf Fries
      Pages 39-57
    2. W. F. Anderson, P. W. Kantoff, M. A. Eglitis, E. Gilboa
      Pages 59-65
    3. Young Kang, Rafael Jimenez-Flores, Tom Richardson
      Pages 95-111
    4. Frederick C. Leung
      Pages 113-125
  6. Applications in Laboratory and Domestic Animals: Overview and History

  7. Applications in Laboratory and Domestic Animals: Disease Aspects

    1. Paul Luciw, Debbie Parkes, Gary Van Nest, Dino Dina, Kathleen Hendrix, Murray B. Gardner
      Pages 207-215
    2. Howard L. Bachrach
      Pages 217-242
  8. Embryo Manipulation

  9. Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Considerations

  10. Future Applications

    1. George E. Seidel Jr.
      Pages 299-310
    2. Charles C. Muscoplat
      Pages 311-314
    3. J. Warren Evans, Alexander Hollaender, Claire M. Wilson
      Pages 315-319
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 321-328

About this book


J. Warren Evans Department of Animal Science Texas A&M University College Station, Texas 77843 In the near future, improvement of domestic animals for the production of food and fiber is poised to undergo a revolution by the utilization of recent breakthroughs and advances in molecular genetics, embryo manipula­ tions, and gene transfer systems. Utilization of these techniques will have a wide impact on animal agriculture by improvement of production effi­ ciency via manipulation and control of many physiological systems. The end result will be to decrease production costs, increase food production and quality, and lower food costs. Health and well being of domestic and other animals will be improved as a result of new methods of disease diagnosis, vaccine production, and disease prevention practices. Genetic engineering also offers the possibility of utilizing animals for the development of pharmaceutical products to benefit society. Research progress will be en­ hanced via manipulation of the gene pool. The objectives of this Conference were to discuss the current status of animal bioengineering and to realistically assess the potential applica­ tions of current and future genetic technologies for the production of food and fiber to meet the needs of our hungry world, and to provide animal sci­ entists who may wish to utilize bioengineering in current or future re­ search programs with current background information regarding concepts, ap­ plications, and methodologies.


bioengineering gene transfer genetic engineering genetics molecular genetics pharmaceutical

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Warren Evans
    • 1
  • Alexander Hollaender
    • 2
  • Claire M. Wilson
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Agriculture and Environmental SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaDavis DavisUSA
  2. 2.Council for Research Planning in Biological Sciences, Inc.USA

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