Stem Cells and Cellular Reprogramming to Advance Livestock Industry

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


Cellular or genomic reprogramming is an interesting phenomenon in which specialized somatic cells are made to acquire pluripotency through global resetting of the genome by epigenetic modifications. The technology has provided a promising platform to develop cells for regenerative medicine, deriving oocytes or sperm from somatic cells, and genetic engineering of multicellular organisms, especially livestock species used for human health and welfare.


  • The finally differentiated cells can be reprogrammed through epigenetic modifications of cellular genome

  • The technology has revolutionized the science of regenerative medicine or cell-based therapies

  • Livestock can be treated or engineered using stem cells.


Genomic reprogramming Induced pluripotency Stem cells Regenerative medicine Livestock 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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