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Discovery and application: lessons from animal research
  1. BA Cross

Abstract

The cumbersome administrative machinery for agricultural research set up following the Rothschild Report is criticised and the view challenged that mission-oriented research is quicker, cheaper and more useful than problem-oriented research. Examples are give from two areas of biological study, corpus luteum physiology and cell membranes, to illustrate the rapid application of basic discoveries to livestock health and production.

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