Application of biotechnology for the genetic improvement of livestock status and prospects m georges department of genetics faculty of veterinary medicine university of lige applications of biotechnology are flourishing particularly in the biotechnology for the genetic improvement of livestock 31 general overview. The review covers biotechnology applications in the areas of animal genetics and breeding including conservation of animal genetic resources animal health physiology of lactation and growth . Animal is intended to be used as food or to be a producer of recombinant protein for a pharmaceutical or industrial application does recombinant bovine somatotropin rbst make cows genetically engineered one product of genetic engineering that is currently being used in animal agriculture. The first era of molecular genetics starting in the 1970s the advent of the era of molecular genetics provided new opportunities to enhance breeding programs in livestock by allowing the use of dna markers to identify genes or genomic regions that control traits of interest
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