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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2011 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 14 | Page No.: 1789-1800
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2011.1789.1800  
Genetic Markers and Their Application in Buffalo Production
M.A. Alim , D.X. Sun , Yi Zhang and M.O. Faruque
Abstract: In genetic analysis, various types of genetic markers such as morphological, chromosomal, biochemical and molecular markers are used in buffalo production. Mainly the molecular markers, (hybridization-based markers and PCR-based markers) have tremendous uses which are capable of pinpointing genes and traits and diversity and evolution at the genetic level. In recent years, the demonstration of genetic polymorphism at the DNA sequence level has provided a large number of marker techniques with variety of applications. Genetic marker is a potential tool to geneticists and breeders to evaluate the existing germplasm and to manipulate it to create animals as desired and needed by the society. Now, genetic marker has brought a new dimension to animal breeding, especially in direct identification of the gene. This review focuses on application of different genetic markers in buffalo production.
How to cite this article:
M.A. Alim, D.X. Sun, Yi Zhang and M.O. Faruque, 2011. Genetic Markers and Their Application in Buffalo Production. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 10: 1789-1800.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2011.1789.1800