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Abstract

Animal scientists researching the structure, regulation and manipulation of milk protein genes attended the first international workshop on mammary gland biotechnology, held at Budapest on 16 and 17 August, 1997. The use of molecular genetic techniques breeding strategies has enabled scientists to accelerate the rate of genetic change, leading to higher milk yield. Further research is needed into the different protein variants and the genetic expression of milk proteins in cattle, as this is mediated by several co-operative factors. Research methods used so far include microinjection and embryo transfer, and a variety of proteins have been identified in the mammary glands of transgenic animals.

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Authors: BOSZE Z, Agricultural Biotechnology Center (HU);WHITELAW C B A, Roslin Institute (GB);GOLDINI J, CEU (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18392 EN (1998) 80pp.
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4187-1
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