Biotecnologie e nutraceutica delle produzioni animali
a) Educational objectives: to provide the student with the basic principles of animal improvement in livestock production, biotechnology and molecular biology applied to animal production.
b) Expected learning outcomes: At the end of the course the students will be able to: - acquire knowledge on the systems of genetic improvement in animal production and on the application of genomics to the processes of genetic improvement; - know the application of biotechnology to animal breeding; - acquire knowledge and skill in the use of cell cultures for physiology studies in the animal field.
Program Lectures: Fundamentals of genetic improvement and reproduction biotechnology in farm animals. Artificial insemination, embryo transfer. Practical applications of reproductive biotechnology. The production of transgenic animals. The cloning of pets. Biotechnological methods applied to food safety and quality: biotechnologies applied to supply chain control and genetic traceability of livestock products; analysis of GMO residues; use of molecular markers for the traceability of species, for the traceability of race, and for individual traceability. Use of cell cultures for studies of biology and physiology of farmed animals.
G. Poli. Biotechnology. Know to choose. Ed. Utet, Turin, 2001. Teaching material provided by the teacher. Every year the material is made available to attending students and not using as a 'DropBox' archive. At the beginning of the lessons and also during the course of the year, access is made to a folder in which the material presented in class is made available the day before the lectures are held.
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