Technical & Learning Resources

Technical


Techniques
Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay(ELISA)
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
DNA microsatellite analysis
Quantification of tannins in tree and shrub foliage
  Tannins are generally defined as naturally occurring polyphenolic compounds of high enough molecular weight to form complexes with proteins. Tanniniferous trees and shrubs are of importance in animal production because they can provide significant protein supplements, but unfortunately the amounts of tannins that they contain vary widely and largely unpredictably, and their effects on animals range from beneficial to toxicity and death. In addition, the toxic or antinutritional effects tend to occur in times of stress when a very large proportion of the diet is tanniniferous and, therefore, measurement of tannin concentration in these materials is critical.

Methodologies for the analysis of tannins include chemical methods, approaches based on protein precipitation or binding, and bio-assays.
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]