Reproduction Biotechnology in Pigs

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


Pig is an important livestock species used for pork and as valuable model animal for biomedical sciences. Adoption of reproduction biotechniques has vividly transformed the way pig has been raised for clinical research. Nuclear transfer cloning, in vitro embryo production, stem cell biology and engineering, and production of transgenic pigs for producing therapeutics, and organs for transplantation are the remarkable achievements. Pig as model animals is important for research on metabolic and lifestyle diseases and regenerative medicine.
  • Highlights

  • Pigs are the main sources of animal origin meat and as a model animal in biomedical sciences

  • Besides, genetically modified pig is used to generate cells, tissue, and organs for human xenotransplantation.


Reproduction biotechnology Transgenic pigs Xenotransplantation Biomedical applications 


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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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