Reproduction Biotechnology in Goats

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


Goat is an important small ruminant livestock species with ubiquitous distribution in most countries. Goats are known for their unique browsing habits, and quality milk, meat, and skin production. A number of transgenic goats are developed for use as bioreactors to produce recombinant proteins of therapeutic importance. Reproduction biotechniques, namely embryo cryopreservation, sperm sexing and cryopreservation, nuclear transfer cloning, and genome editing, have important contribution goat production.

Key Points
  • Goats are important multipurpose livestock species reared all over the world

  • Due to peculiar characteristics, the goats are preferred for producing recombinant proteins.


Reproduction biotechnology Transgenic goats Recombinant therapeutics 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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