Genomic chips developed by Brazil can be very useful for implementing genomic selection for our indigenous breeds

Genomic chips developed by Brazil can be very useful for implementing genomic selection for our indigenous breeds

Question: India aims to implement Genomic chips technology with the help of Brazil. Excellence centers in India are to be set up in which of the given places?
(a) Kalsi & Motihari
(b) Pipli & Samastipur
(c) Dhaund & Rohtas
(d) Ulna & Munger
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • Union Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh met delegation from Brazil led by Dr. Jose Ribamar Felipe Marques, Director, Buffalo Research and Development, Brazil on 8th January, 2019.
  • The main objective of this meeting was to promote technical cooperation between India and Brazil for the rapid growth of the production and productivity of indigenous breeds.
  • India will seek Embryo transfer technology (ETT), Promotion of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Sex-sorted semen production from Brazil.
  • For latest development in breeding techniques India is aiming to develop research & development centers with a provision for training professionals.
  • Four animal breeding Centers of Excellence (COE) are being set up for : ETT, IVF, sex-sorted semen, genomics and training of skilled manpower.
  • These centers will not only serve as training centers but also work as centers of research and development.
  • Out of which Two Excellence Centers are being established in Kalsi Uttarakhand and Central Agricultural University, Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Motihari with the help of Brazil.
  • Germplasm produced at these centers will be made available to all the states.

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