The potential of cryopreservation and reproductive technologies for animal genetic resources conservation strategies

S.J. Hiemstra, T. van der Lende, H. Woelders

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on ex situ conservation. An overview of the state of the art cryopreservation and reproductive technology for farm animals and fish is followed by a discussion on the implications of ex situ conservation strategies. Ex situ conservation of genetic material from livestock and fish through cryopreservation is an important strategy to conserve genetic diversity in these species. Conservation strategies benefit from advances in cryopreservation and reproductive technologies. Choice of genetic material type to be preserved for different species depends highly on objectives, technical feasibility (e.g. collection, cryopreservation), costs and practical circumstances
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Role of Biotechnology in Exploring and Protecting Agricultural Genetic Resources
EditorsJ. Ruane, A. Sonnino
Place of PublicationRome
PublisherFAO
Pages45-60
Number of pages180
ISBN (Print)9789251054802
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • animal genetic resources
  • cryopreservation
  • livestock
  • fishes
  • artificial insemination
  • reproduction
  • technology
  • conservation
  • embryos
  • embryo cloning
  • semen preservation
  • genetic diversity
  • ex situ conservation

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    Hiemstra, S. J., van der Lende, T., & Woelders, H. (2006). The potential of cryopreservation and reproductive technologies for animal genetic resources conservation strategies. In J. Ruane, & A. Sonnino (Eds.), The Role of Biotechnology in Exploring and Protecting Agricultural Genetic Resources (pp. 45-60). FAO. https://edepot.wur.nl/277876