Garima : world’s second cloned buffalo

  1. Dr. A.K. Srivastava, Director and Vice Chancellor NDRI has informed that the world’s second cloned buffalo calf “Garima” through the ‘Advanced Hand-guided Cloning Technique” is born at NDRI, Karnal on June 6, 2009.
  2. Earlier the Scientists of NDRI had developed this land mark technique and had produced the first cloned buffalo calf on February 6, 2009.
  3. He said that this cloned buffalo calf is different from the first one, as in this case the donor cell was used from a foetus.
  4. In world first cloned buffalo calf produced earlier through this technique at NDRI, the donor cell was taken from the ear of a newborn calf. In other words, it is very exciting to tell that, this buffalo calf is a clone of foetus that never saw the light of the day.
  5. This technique which has been developed by NDRI is an advanced modification of the “Conventional Cloning Technique”.
  6. In this technique the oocytes isolated from abattoir ovaries were matured in vitro, denuded, treated with an enzyme to digest the zona and then enucleated with the help of hand held fine blade.

with inputs from a press release by NDRI

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