World’s second cloned buffalo calf born at NDRI, Karnal
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World’s second cloned buffalo calf born at NDRI, Karnal

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New Delhi, June 18, 2009

World’s second cloned buffalo calf born at NDRI, Karnal
The world’s second cloned buffalo calf has been produced successfully through a new and advanced ‘Hand-guided Cloning Technique’ at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) at Karnal in Haryana, an official press release said here today.
The world's first cloned buffalo calf was also born at NDRI on February 6 this year, but it could not survive.
The second calf is a female and was born through a caesarean section. Its weight was 43 kg at birth, and she is healthy and having normal weight gain like other naturally-born calves, the statement said.
This cloning technique developed at NDRI has the potential to create an elite breed of buffaloes of desired sex which will contribute in further increasing India’s milk production, it said.
The team of the scientists involved in this cloning experiment was headed by Dr. A.K.Srivastav, the Director and Vice-Chancellor of NDRI and included Dr. Suresh K.Singla, Dr. R.S.Manik, Dr. M.S.Chauhan, Dr. P.Palta, Dr. Shiv Prasad, Dr. R.A.Shah and Dr. Aman George, the statement added.
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