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“IndiGau’, India’s first Cattle Genomic Chip

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 14, Aug 2021
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  • IndiGau is India’s first Cattle Genomic Chip for the conservation of pure varieties of indigenous cattle breeds like, Gir, Kankrej, Sahiwal, Ongole etc.
  • This indigenous chip was developed by the scientists of National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NAIB), Hyderabad
  • It is the largest cattle chip of the world. It has 11,496 markers (SNPs) more than that placed on 777K Illumina chip of US & UK breeds. 
  • This chip will have practical utility in the Governments schemes to achieve the goal of conservation of our own breeds with better characters and help towards doubling of farmers’ income by 2022.