Animal Genetics & Breeding


agbfvsc@skuastkashmir.ac.in

Screening and introgression of Fecundity B (FecB+) Gene for Augmenting Productivity in Kashmir Sheep


year
2007
Title Of Project
Screening and introgression of Fecundity B (FecB+) Gene for Augmenting Productivity in Kashmir Sheep
P I Title
Prof TAS Ganai
Funding Agency
DBT
Period
0.0833333333333333 Year(s)
TotalBudget
7500000.00
Status
concluded
Salient Findings
for exponential growth of sheep industry in terms of mutton, wool, skin, manure etc., identification and exploitation of prolific genes is highly desirable. Genetic studies have indicated that the litter size and ovulation rate can be genetically determined by the action of single gene(s) (Fec genes) with a major effect. Identification and exploitation of these genes by fixation in the sheep population can bridge the gap in the existing demand of meat in our state to some extent. The status of these genes in Indian sheep has not been explored yet except a segment of BMPRIB gene encompassing FecB+mutation in Garole sheep and its crosses. Therefore, to explore the polymorphism at gene level is of immense importance as it would be advantageous to use molecular markers to identify whether an animal has genetic potential to produce certain economically desirablecharacteristics.