bovine somatotropin


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Related to bovine somatotropin: bovine growth hormone, RBST, bovine somatotropin (BST)

bovine somatotropin

A 190-amino acid protein produced by the bovine pituitary, which evokes somatic growth (partially mediated by insulin-like growth factor) and increased milk production.
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Effects of exogenous bovine somatotropin on lactation.
We're pleased that we've come to an agreement that will allow our dairy producer-customers to continue to use POSILAC bovine somatotropin," said Carl Casale, Monsanto Executive Vice President for North America Commercial Operations.
Recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST), Bt bioinsecticides and monoclonal antibody-based GM diagnostic kits will command the largest sales among other agricultural biotechnology products, but will provide limited growth opportunities compared to transgenic seeds and plants.
Some of these products are treated with recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST) and some are not.
are given bovine somatotropin, a hormone created through biotechnology, to increase each cow's milk production.
In November 1993, the FDA approved the sale of milk from cows treated with recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST), a genetically engineered version of a naturally occurring growth hormone.
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) (1993), "CAST Reviews Benefits and Safety of Bovine Somatotropin (BST) Use," News Release, 2(April 16).
The widening use of bovine somatotropin (BST) is expected to increase US yields by an additional 4% by 1999.
April-June milk production per cow received the expected lift from new forage, heavier concentrate feeding, and use of bovine somatotropin and rose more than 2 percent from a year earlier.
The bacteria then use the cow's genetic instructions to make something cows make naturally: bovine somatotropin (BST), a chemical that stimulates milk production.

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