ISAAA publishes the 40th title in the Pocket K series titled, "Biotechnology for the Livestock Industry". The new Pocket K discusses the biotechnology tools employed in livestock improvement.
Topics included in the Pocket K include: Reproductive Animal Biotechnologies such as artificial insemination, embryo transfer, in-vitro fertilization, and somatic cell nuclear transfer; Applications of genomics and marker-assisted selection; and future initiatives in DNA-based technology for livestock improvement.
Pockets of Knowledge (Pocket Ks) are packaged information on biotechnologies in easy to understand style and format that is easily shared and distributed. Previous topics include, among others, genetic engineering and GM crops, functional foods and biotechnology, RNAi for crop improvement, marker-free GM plants, and nanotechnology in agriculture.
Pocket K 40 is now available at the ISAAA website at http://www.isaaa.org/resources/publications/pocketk/40/default.asp.