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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Caption for May/June 2012 Agricultural Research magazine article, "150 Years of Making History: USDA's 150th Anniversary, May 15, 2012." The ARS-developed Beltsville Sperm Sexing Technology uses a fluorescent dye and a laser to identify and sort livestock sperm that will produce female progeny from those that will produce males.

Caption for April 2010 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Celebrating 100 Years of Beltsville Agricultural Research." BARC researchers develop technology to separate X- and Y-bearing sperm in animals, allowing sex selection of offspring and contributing to better breeding practices.

 

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Last Modified: 5/2/2012