The objective of this course is to provide insight into the use of large animals in areas of biotechnology. The course will emphasize the use of livestock in food production as well as human medicine applications. A two-hour lecture per week will include topics such as marker assisted selection of livestock, in-vitro fertilization, transgenics, cloning and stem cell technology. A two-hour lab per week will complement material from lectures including PCR, DNA isolation and oocyte collection.
Requisites: Prerequisite: ASI BI Students, Junior Standing and ASI 500 or BIOL 450, BIOCH 521.