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By Harinder P.S. Makkar, Gerrit J. Viljoen

Smooth Biotechnology has capability for fixing many difficulties linked to animal productiveness and wellbeing and fitness and gives intriguing possibilities for boosting agricultural productiveness. at the present the point of interest is, even though, at the concerns and difficulties of value for cattle manufacturers within the constructed global. with a purpose to absolutely discover the advantages of this expertise in constructing international locations, there's a have to establish, represent and observe acceptable gene-based applied sciences for those areas. those complaints current peer reviewed state of the art papers describing the achievements within the parts of animal breeding and genetics, animal food, animal wellbeing and fitness, and atmosphere, ethics, security, and regulatory points of gene-based applied sciences; achievements that may be discovered utilizing those sleek clinical instruments to maximize the advantages from the 'livestock revolution' that's happening; and the restrictions within the use of gene-based applied sciences and their particular study wishes. This booklet can assist in bridging the broad hole among built and constructing nations, within the improvement and use of gene-based applied sciences, and to explain the present and destiny roles of such applied sciences within the constructing international. it's a stable reference resource for researchers, scholars and policy-makers alike.

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G. African swine fever), especially when confronted with zoonotic pathogens, as was the case with the Hendra and Nipah virus infections in domesticated species. Whatever the technology used in their production, vaccines fall into two categories: they are either attenuated or inactivated products. The immunological response in the vaccinated animal depends on whether the vaccine is attenuated or inactivated, with attenuated vaccines generally giving more effective and long-lasting immunity. Gene-based technologies have already had a major impact in animal vaccinology, the most spectacular example being the demonstration that it is now possible to vaccinate using naked DNA.

Makkar and G. J. ), Applications of Gene-Based Technologies for Improving Animal Production and Health in Developing Countries, 33-40. © 2005 IAEA. Printed in the Netherlands. 34 J. Dargie sector, the opportunities it presents and the challenges it faces if it is going to play its full part in meeting people’s expectations for diets that are not simply nutritionally better, but offer variety, quality and safety. These are expectations – indeed rights – common to essentially everyone whether they live in a modern city environment, or in a village in the Sahara or high Andes, and no power in the world can change it.

Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the Directors General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and on my own behalf, I have great pleasure in welcoming you to this International Symposium on Applications of Gene-Based Technologies for Improving Animal Production and Health in Developing Countries. At the outset, let me briefly highlight the mandate and objectives of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and in particular, the mission of my Department, the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications.

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