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Revolutionizing Animal Reproduction

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

 
 
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By William J. Toman, July 4, 2012
1. Revolutionizing Animal Reproduction Marker
Inscription. Techniques of assisted reproduction, particularly of cattle, have revolutionized animal breeding practices worldwide. University of Wisconsin biochemists Henry Lardy and Paul Phillips developed methods for dilution and long-term preservation of sperm. Reproductive biologist Lester E. Casida pioneered studies leading to control of the estrous cycle, ovulation, and oocyte maturation, and conducted the first embryo transfer that resulted in the birth of a calf. This work, conducted from the 1930s to the 1970s, laid the foundation for in-vitro embryo production, cloning, and transgenic production widely used today.

This marker is made possible by a grant from the UW Foundation
 
Erected 2001 by the UW Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the University of Wisconsin marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.581′ N, 89° 24.913′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Observatory Drive and Elm Drive, on the right when traveling east on Observatory Drive. Click for map. This marker is in front of the Animal Sciences Building on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1675 Observatory Drive, Madison WI 53706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Revolutionizing Animal Reproduction Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 4, 2012
2. Revolutionizing Animal Reproduction Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Understanding Immunity (within shouting distance of this marker); Preventing Endemic Goiter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Discovering Vitamins and Trace Minerals (about 300 feet away); Scientific Approach to Agriculture (about 500 feet away); Disease-Resistant Plants (about 600 feet away); First Reliable Test of Milk Quality (about 700 feet away); The Land Ethic (about 700 feet away); Mass Production of Penicillin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of a series commemorating the sesquicentennial of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 
Categories. AnimalsEducationScience & Medicine
 
Animal Sciences Building image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 4, 2012
3. Animal Sciences Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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