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In Cryobanking the Genetic Resource, expert contributors provide the non-specialist with an overview of the subject and the practical techniques associated with GRB. The book presents a basic introduction to the ...
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In Cryobanking the Genetic Resource, expert contributors provide the non-specialist with an overview of the subject and the practical techniques associated with GRB. The book presents a basic introduction to the concepts, and then points the way to relevant literature for those who wish to develop practical applications. The first section deals with the potential contribution of GRB to biodiversity protection, while the second section offers an introduction to the basic cryobiology of gametes and embryos.
In the first section, genetic considerations for planning interventions are discussed, together with disease control measures. This section explores related reproductive technologies necessary for the use of cryopreserved gametes and embryos, as well as a range of other issues such as ownership and security of stored material, and the size and location of cryopreserved material. The second section offers a thorough review of the literature on cryopreservation of spermatozoa, oocytes, and embryos. It gathers species into related groups for ease of reference, and does not assume extensive specialist knowledge so that newcomers to the field can make the best use of the available research.
This book is an essential resource for zoologists and conservationists with an interest in genetic management and captive breeding, and also for students involved in biodiversity issues, conservation, and assisted reproduction.
|List Of Contributors||xii|
|Part A||Considerations Pertinent to Genetic Resource Banking||7|
|Chapter 2||Genetic Resource Banking and Maintaining Biodiversity||9|
|Chapter 3||Principles of Cryopreservation of Gametes and Embryos||21|
|Chapter 4||Establishing Animal Germplasm Resource Banks For Wildlife Conservation: Genetic, Population and Evolutionary Aspects||47|
|Chapter 5||Disease Control Measures for Genetic Resource Banking||69|
|Chapter 6||Reproductive Technologies Necessary for Successful Applications of Genetic Resource Banking||85|
|Chapter 7||Organizational Issues Concerning the Establishment of a Genetic Resource Bank||113|
|Chapter 8||Towards the Development of a Genetic Resource Bank for the Mohor Gazelle: Putting Theory into Practice||123|
|Part B||Survey of the Literature on Cryopreservation of Gametes and Embryos||141|
|Chapter 9||Techniques of Genetic Resource Banking in Fish||143|
|Chapter 10||Cryopreservation of Gametes and Embryos in Reptiles and Amphibians||171|
|Chapter 11||The Cryopreservation of Germplasm in Domestic and Non-Domestic Birds||179|
|Chapter 12||Germplasm Conservation in Marsupials||201|
|Chapter 13||Gamete and Embryo Cryopreservation in Rodents||227|
|Chapter 14||Cryopreservation of Lagomorph Gametes and Embryos||267|
|Chapter 15||The Cryopreservation of Gametes and Embryos of Cattle, Sheep, Goats and Pigs||279|
|Chapter 16||Germplasm Cryopreservation in Elephants and Wild Ungulates||317|
|Chapter 17||Genetic Resource Banking in the Equidae||349|
|Chapter 18||Cryopreservation of Gametes and Embryos of Canidae and Felidae||361|
|Chapter 19||Gamete Cryopreservation and Reproductive Technologies in Miscellaneous Mammals||391|
|Chapter 20||Germplasm Cryopreservation of Non-Human Primates||407|
|Chapter 21||The Cryopreservation of Human Gametes and Embryos||427|