Animal Genetics & Breeding

Name of Scholars

Major Advisor

Thesis title

Brief recommendations

Year of Completion


Dr. Mir Shabir

Prof TAS Ganai

Molecular characterization of bone morphogenetic protein -15 (BMP_15) gene in sheep

Significant increase in prolificacy in sheep by gene introgression


Dr.Tavsief Ahmad

Prof TAS Ganai

Genetic polymorphism of melatonin receptor IA (MTNRIA) gene in different breeds of sheep.

Extended Seasonality in breeding of sheep is possible to overcome lambs born in specific season


Dr. Rukshana Majid

Prof TAS Ganai

Molecular characterization of keratin associated protein (KAP) 1.3 and 1.4 genes in pashmina and non-pashmina goats.

Substantial genetic variation and polymorphism could be used for overall genetic improvement of changthangi goat for pashmina production


Dr.Mushtaq A. Bhat

Prof TAS Ganai

Genetic diversity among Cashmere (pashmina) breeds of India through microsatellite marker approach

The study can be extended to include large many microsatellites to validate the results and frame out conservation strategies.


Dr.Mudasir A. Najar

Prof TAS Ganai

Molecular characterization of EXON-vii and screening of breeding population for allele A and allele B of β- casein gene in cattle.

Presence of A2 allele in farmers herd indicates healthy milk and no adverse effect on human health againist A1 allele in HF


Dr.Amir Abdullah

Prof TAS Ganai

Characterization of EXON- viii of BMPR-IB gene and effect of mutation in region on growth and reproductive traits of sheep with BMPR-IB gene in Kashmir sheep.

Crossbred lambs have reduction in body weight, but the overall productivity was higher.


 Dr Mohd Ashraf Baba

Prof TAS Ganai

Genetic Evaluation and Trends of Growth and Age at First Lambing in a Corriedale Flock of Sheep in Kashmir

There is need to replace the present breeding rams either by importation or purchase of locally available rams from different gene pool.


Dr Ambreen Hamadani

Dr N. A. Ganai

Development of MIS for management and Evaluation of Sheep Breeding Data Across Farms

Adoption of the MIS at State Level and  training programs about the importance and use of FMIS for efficient management of farms should be organized at regular intervals


Dr Mubashir

Dr Syed Shanaz

Genetic Evaluation of Kashmir Merino Sheep at Organized Farms

Estimates of economically important traits  indicated presence of large environmental variance: further improvement in trait through selection is possible


Dr Shayista Akhter

Dr Tavsief

Genetic Polymorphism of Foot Rot Gene marker DQA2 gene in Kashmir Merino and Corriedale Sheep

The search for other markers of foot rot resistance or susceptibility within the ovine MHC class II region should also be continued