Concept of Characterization and Conservation of Farm Animal Genetic Resources. Subhransu Pan Department of Animal Production and Management W. B.University of Animal & Fishery Sciences.
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Concept of Characterization and Conservation of Farm Animal Genetic Resources
Department of Animal Production and Management
W. B.University of Animal & Fishery Sciences
Farm Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) include all animal species, breeds and strains (and their wild relatives) that are of economic, scientific and cultural interest to humankind in terms of food and agricultural production for the present or in the future.
Breeds reported from West Bengal
Sheep- Garole, Chotanagpuri, Bonpala
Fowl- Haringhata Black, Aseel
With the introduction of industrial farm production bio-diversity is vanishing at rapid rate; every year about 34,000 plant and 5,200 animal species disappear, a rate 50-100 timeshigherthan the losses expected through natural processes. * About 1,000 of the 7,616 recognized livestock & poultry breeds extinct in the last 100 years, and 300 of these alone during the last 15 years.* Another 2,000 breeds are at stake if no countermeasures for their conservation are taken.
Identifying Breed/ Strain/ Population
Knowing breeds/ strains