Recent advances in reproductive biotechnologies in sheep and goat
Gaurav Kumar, Sandeep Yadav and Dhawalkant Yadav
Animal biotechnology encompasses the application of science and engineering principles to the processing or production of materials to provide services or goods for human use, it has emerged and started to replace the conventional techniques for sustained livestock productivity. Examples of animal biotechnology include creating transgenic animals (animals with one or more genes introduced by human intervention), using gene knock out technology to make animals with a specific inactivated gene and producing nearly identical animals by somatic cell nuclear transfer (or cloning). Such techniques include crossing diverse strains of animals (known as hybridizing) to produce greater genetic variety. The offspring from these crosses then are bred selectively to produce the greatest number of desirable traits. For example, female horses have been bred with male donkeys to produce mules, and male horses have been bred with female donkeys to produce hin,nies, for use as work animals, for the past 3,000 years. This method continues to be used today.
How to cite this article:
Gaurav Kumar, Sandeep Yadav and Dhawalkant Yadav. Recent advances in reproductive biotechnologies in sheep and goat. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(9S): 179-182.