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Transgenic animals in food and agriculture

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      International Journal of Animal Biotechnology and Applications

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      Deadline for Manuscript Submission

      March 31st, 2022

      Deadline for Publication

      April 15, 2022

    Special Issue Description

    Dear Collegues,

    Since the beginning of the domestication of animals, animal biotechnology has been used in many forms. Numerous instruments from the fields of animal breeding, genetics, and nutrition have played and will continue to play, a significant part in the selection, propagation, and control of livestock traits that are both aesthetically pleasing and commercially significant. Future cattle farming will depend much more on current and forthcoming biotechnology innovations to generate our food. However, there is still room for development in both product composition and production effectiveness, particularly in terms of growth, disease resistance, and reproduction.

    Stem cells, other cutting-edge biotechnologies, genetically modified (transgenic) livestock, and other livestock-derived foods will all play significant roles in the production of more and better-quality food. Without crossbreeding or hybridization, the manufacture of transgenics offers ways to quickly introduce "new" or changed genes and DNA sequences into cattle. Although it is a more exact method, the result is not fundamentally different from genetic selection or crossbreeding. The development of novel and enhanced cattle breeds can be accomplished in a variety of ways using transgenic technology. Enhancing prolificacy and reproductive performance, increasing feed consumption and growth rate, improving carcass and/or milk composition, modifying hair or fiber, and boosting disease resistance are all examples of practical transgenic applications in livestock production.


    * Transgenic
    * Domestic animals
    * Animal Biotechnology
    * Transgenic agricultural animals
    * Animal husbandry

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