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ICAR-CIRB produces male buffalo calf by using OPU-IVEP tech in Hisar

Using this technology, superior males and females can be produced which shall be useful in improving the genetic progress of the breed.

Continuing with their success in the field of cloning, scientists of the ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar, have achieved another milestone today by producing a male buffalo calf (Veer Gaurav) through Ovum Pick Up and In-Vitro Embryo Production (OPU-IVEP) Technology from the semen of cloned bull (Hisar Gaurav) and elite female buffalo. Using this technology, superior males and females can be produced which shall be useful in improving the genetic progress of the breed.

“OPU-IVEP has opened avenues for production and dissemination of superior male and female buffalo germplasm”, said TK Datta, Director, ICAR-CIRB.

Sajjan Singh, Head Animal Physiology and Reproduction Division, ICAR-CIRB said sexed semen technology can be combined to this technology to produce superior female offspring.

The team members comprising Jerome, RK Sharma, PS Yadav, D Kumar, Meeti, Rajesh and Rupali were instrumental for this achievement. The proficiency of NDDB experts Gorani and Layek in this attempt is appreciable. Earlier, ICAR-CIRB had produced the clone (Hisar Gaurav) of progeny tested bull (PT4354).

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