Technical & Learning Resources

Technical


Techniques
Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay(ELISA)
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
DNA microsatellite analysis
  The overwhelming majority of the DNA of eukaryotic organisms does not encode proteins. Although scientists do not know the function of this seemingly "junk" DNA, they have learned how to exploit it. One example is the use of DNA microsatellites. Microsatellites are blocks of a few (<5) nucleotides that are repeated multiple times. Errors in DNA replication lead to variability in the number of times that the block is repeated. The polymorphism that results can serve as the basis for genetic markers.

Publication
- A practical approach to microsatellite genotyping with special reference to livestock population genetics. Manual [pdf, 353 kb].
Quantification of tannins in tree and shrub foliage
Estimation of microbial protein supply in ruminants
Technologies
Urea Molasses Multinutrient Blocks
Artificial insemination (AI) of cattle
Selective Breeding and Gene Technologies
General Information
Nuclear Glossary [106 kb, pdf]

Learning


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