Germplasm Conservation of Japanese Native Livestock Breeds (Horses, Cattle and Goats)

JARQ : Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly
ISSN 00213551
書誌レコードID(総合目録DB) AA0068709X

This paper describes the present situation and problems in the conservation of native livestock breeds in Japan. The breeds considered include Japanese native horses, Japanese native cattle and Japanese native goats. To conserve the genetic resources of these breeds, it is important to keep them (1) in the form of live animals and (2) in the form of sperm, oocytes, embryos, cells, chromosomes and genes that can be stored by applying cryogenic techniques. For the Japanese native livestock that are also important members of living ‘museums’, it may be further desirable to conserve them as live animals. However, it is difficult to conserve all these breeds in a living form due to their low economic value in the market. Therefore, it is necessary to keep these animals for other purposes such as riding horses, tourist attractions in national parks and zoos, educational tools in agricultural schools and experimental animals.

作成者 Taro OBATA Hisato TAKEDA
国立情報学研究所メタデータ主題語彙集(資源タイプ) Journal Article
開始ページ 8
終了ページ 12
言語 eng