Technical & Learning Resources


Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay(ELISA)
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
DNA microsatellite analysis
Quantification of tannins in tree and shrub foliage
Estimation of microbial protein supply in ruminants
Urea Molasses Multinutrient Blocks
Artificial insemination (AI) of cattle
Selective Breeding and Gene Technologies
  Many of the traits important for livestock production are under genetic control. Therefore, selective breeding can be used to improve animal productivity. Although genetic improvement of a population is a sustainable procedure, it is a long-term process that requires well-planned and implemented strategies to achieve its full-potential. Selection based on the use of molecular markers can increase the efficiency of breeding programmes through the application of nuclear and related technologies.

Related Resources
- The IAEA has presented a Regional Training Course on Selective Breeding and Gene Technologies. Course notes can be accessed here.
General Information
Nuclear Glossary [106 kb, pdf]


DNA Replication [Quicktime]
DNA Structure [Quicktime]
Polymerase Chain Reaction [Quicktime]
Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) [Flash Movie]
Restriction Enzymes (RE) [Flash Movie]