Chromosome Distribution And Growth Characteristics Of Crossbred Water Buffaloes
M.Munip, Harisah (1988) Chromosome Distribution And Growth Characteristics Of Crossbred Water Buffaloes. Masters thesis, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia.
Water buffaloes in Asia have been traditionally classified into the swamp and the river types . Crossbreeding of these two types has been practised in many Southeast Asian countries to reap the advantages of heterosis and to optimize average genetic merit and adaptability to t he harsh tropical environment . Since both types of water buffalo have different chromosome numbers ( swamp = 48 , river = 50) a study was undertaken to determine the segregation pat terns of mitotic chromosomes through various directions of cross breeding . The weight gain was also estimated in the crossbreds so as to select the best crossbred carrying a particular proportion of swamp and river blood for future breed improvement . This study also provides some information on the reproductive status of the Flin relation to gamete and embryo selection.
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