Biotechnology of Animal Reproduction: Advances and Application

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 156

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Escola Superior Agrária, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Refóios do Lima, 4990-706 Ponte de Lima, Portugal
Interests: animal sciences; animal production; welfare; breeding

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Department of Environment Hygiene and Animal Welfare, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Chelmonskiego 38C, 50-576 Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: reproduction; toxicology; biotechnic; insemination; males; females; spermatozoa; cryoconservation; fertility

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Department of Ruminant Science, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Klemensa Janickiego Str. 29, 71-270 Szczecin, Poland
Interests: cytogenetic; animal reproduction; animal production; fertility
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Although the technical aspects of assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs) are very similar in humans and animals, they are used for very different purposes. In humans, the primary goal for couples experiencing fertility disorders is to have children, thus benefiting individual patients. In livestock, ART procedures are part of the breeding programmes of a given species or utility type and are aimed at obtaining a larger number of offspring from genetically valuable individuals, and thus benefit breeders. The third group encompasses wild animals at risk of extinction. Assisted reproduction makes it possible to obtain a much larger number of offspring compared to natural reproduction, which in the case of endangered species may be of key importance for their conservation programmes. ART procedures are particularly useful for animals that (i) do not breed naturally; (ii) die unexpectedly; (iii) are too old to breed naturally, but are genetically valuable; or ( iv) live in remote places.

In this Special Issue, we will discuss the latest advances in the field of andrology; cryopreservation; superovulation; gamete maturation and embryo culture; transgenesis; sorting sperm according to gender; determining the sex of embryos; embryo transfer; and cloning. We will focus on the application of reproductive biotechnology in animals, the implications and potential of assisted animal reproduction, and the importance of transgenic animals in biomedicine and breeding.

Dr. José Pedro Pinto Araújo
Dr. Alicja Kowalczyk
Prof. Dr. Ewa Czerniawska-Piątkowska
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  • reproductive biotechnology
  • assisted animal reproduction
  • sperm
  • embryo
  • superovulation
  • OPU
  • cloning
  • transgenic
  • gamete
  • fertility

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