Asexual reproduction for improved livestock breeding

Trends Biotechnol. 2024 Feb;42(2):141-143. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2023.10.002. Epub 2023 Nov 9.


As natural environments deteriorate, genetic improvements to agricultural animals will be required to ensure global food security. Improving livestock production by introducing asexual reproduction (AR) into mainstream animal husbandry can help meet the challenge, but its advantages must be accompanied by social, commercial, and governmental acceptance.

Keywords: climate change; genome editing; regulatory.

MeSH terms

  • Animal Husbandry*
  • Animals
  • Environment
  • Livestock* / genetics
  • Reproduction, Asexual