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Title: 10 years after the birth of India’s first cloned farm animal, where is buffalo cloning heading
Authors: Selokar, Naresh L
Saini, Monika
Kumar, Dharmendra
Sharma, Rakesh K
Yadav, Prem Singh
Keywords: Buffalo;Embryo;Cloning;Somatic cell nuclear transfer
Issue Date: Jul-2019
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: India owns the best buffalo breeds, particularly Murrah which is famous all over the world for high milk production. India’s white and pink revolution cannot be imagined without the contribution of buffalo and to achieve these, the best productive animals need to be produced through scientific interventions. Animal cloning is a technique used to produce multiple copies of the best animals without normal reproduction. In India, buffalo cloning has already happened and India’s first cloned buffalo was produced in 2009. Later, several buffalo clones were produced and attempts are ongoing to produce stock of more elite animals. Buffalo cloning has made its way from scientific curiosity to farmer’s farm. In this viewpoint article, we provide an overview of the progress of buffalo cloning and we discuss some of the public perceptions of animal cloning such as aging and food safety of cloned animal products.
Page(s): 191-192
ISSN: 0975-0967 (Online); 0972-5849 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJBT Vol.18(3) [July 2019]

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