characterization of indigenous livestock breeds including poultry, using
various molecular markers. Identification of breed specific molecular
markers and markers for disease resistance and adaptability for patenting.
Molecular basis of silent heat and seasonality in breeding of buffaloes.
Research on application of embryonic stem cells in treating the genetic
diseases. Production of transgenic animals for research on enhancing disease
resistance. Genetic engineering of rumen microbes for enhancing the
digestibility and utilization of feed. Creation of specific pathogen free
(SPF) lab. Animal facilities. Molecular genetic studies will be made on
Ongole cattle for disease resistance and heat tolerance, Punganur cattle for
dwarfness, Bhadawari buffaloes for high fat percentage in milk, Garole sheep
for fecundity and Black Bengal goats for meat quality.