Affordable Access

Cloning in companion animal, non-domestic and endangered species: can the technology become a practical reality?

Authors
  • Mastromonaco, Gabriela F
  • King, W Allan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Reproduction, fertility, and development
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
19
Issue
6
Pages
748–761
Identifiers
PMID: 17714629
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) can provide a unique alternative for the preservation of valuable individuals, breeds and species. However, with the exception of a handful of domestic animal species, successful production of healthy cloned offspring has been challenging. Progress in species that have little commercial or research interest, including many companion animal, non-domestic and endangered species (CANDES), has lagged behind. In this review, we discuss the current and future status of SCNT in CANDES and the problems that must be overcome to improve pre- and post-implantation embryo survival in order for this technology to be considered a viable tool for assisted reproduction in these species.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times