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Reproduction Biotechnology in Cattle

  • Birbal SinghEmail author
  • Gorakh Mal
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
  • Manishi Mukesh
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Abstract

Cattle are the most important domestic ungulate livestock species used for food- and agriculture-based economic gains worldwide. Several breeds of cattle are domesticated for produce milk, meat, skin, draught power, and manure. Reproduction biotechniques entailing in vitro production of embryos, cryopreservation, sperm sexing, stem cell biology, and genetic engineering to produce value-added products and nuclear transfer cloning are now used in cattle.
  • Highlights

  • Cattle contribute to milk, meat, manure and skin, and draught power

  • Genetic engineering and assisted reproduction techniques have made use of cattle to produce recombinant therapeutics.

Keywords

Cattle Native cattle breeds Milk and meat Cattle reproduction Cryopreservation Stem cells Transgenic cattle 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Birbal Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gorakh Mal
    • 1
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
    • 2
  • Manishi Mukesh
    • 3
  1. 1.ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Regional StationPalampurIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyKurukshetra UniversityKurukshetraIndia
  3. 3.Department of Animal BiotechnologyICAR-National Bureau of Animal Genetic ResourcesKarnalIndia

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