Animal genepool preservation

Kushnir@bionet.nsc.ru

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1. European bisons

2. the Altai snowcock

Description

The on-going disruption of ecological equilibrium in Siberia leads to the extinction of numerous wild and aboriginal species of domestic animals in the region. Aboriginal genepool is of great importance not only for biodiversity preservation but as a source of specific genetic resources to improve important economic traits of Siberian agricultural animals. Activities in preservation and studying the genepool of wild and domestic animals are being carried out at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics (ICG), Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS). 
The following animal breeds are being preserved and studied: 

1. Grey Ukrainian cattle, 
2. Yakutian cattle, 
3. the Yakutian horse, 
4. the Altai horse, 
5. the Kulunda fur-cloak sheep, 
6. the European bison, 
7. the Altai snowcock.

The basic trends are collection, preservation and accumulation of genepool of scientifically and economically prospective wild and aboriginal breeds of domestic animals. 
Aboriginal domestic cattle are a carrier of genes of high resistance to the severe, contrastively continental Siberian climate.

Technical-Economic Advantages:

Aboriginal animal genepool is of great importance not only for biodiversity preservation but as a source of specific genetic resources to improve important economic traits of agricultural animals.

Fields of Application

Agriculture.

Patent(s)

May not be Patent(s)ed.

Commercial Proposals

Agreement on animal sales.

Price List

To be determined during negotiations.

Contacts:

Anatoly V. Kushnir, 
Doctor of Biological Sciences. 
Institute of Cytology and Genetics 
10 Lavrentiev ave., Novosibirsk 
630090, Russia. 
Phone: +7(383) 333-30-27 
Fax: +7(383) 333-12-78 E-mail: kushnir@bionet.nsc.ru