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Atlas: Animal Genetic Resources of India

 
S P S Ahlawat (Author) S C Gupta (Author) Dinesh Kumar (Author)
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The book, “Atlas Animal Genetics Resources of India”, is an Original work through a collective efforts of the authors who themselves carried out the phenotypic and Genetic characterization of breeds of different livestock and Poultry species. The book is based on Review of published and unpublished information on different breeds, compilation of own data collected by the authors through field based studies. The book describes a total of 174 breeds and populations including all the extant and newly described ones. The book also describes the details of each of the livestock and poultry Species including their History of origin and domestication, geographical and demographic distribution, Ecology and environment, genetic diversity, livestock production system and socio-economic Importance under Indian Aariculture.


These concepts have been supported by quality photographs. Within each species, all the extant breeds and newer breeds and populations known till date have been described for their origin and distribution, synonymous names, geographical location, Population distribution, herd and flock structures, phenotypic and morphometric descriptions. The growth and body weights, production and reproduction parameters have been described. The present trends in population growth and present status of the breeds based on population estimates and percentage of Females being bred pure has been given for each breed and populations. The photographs from left side of the Animals of both and Female sexes have been given. Majority of the photographs were authors own collection and others have been taken from the Photographic Unit of National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources.


The book contains 274 pages of comprehensive text on different species and breeds. There are 213 references quoted for the literature referred for the compilation of the Atlas. The Atlas also contains 435 quality coloured photo plates, Maps and figures that were required to explain the status and distribution of the breeds. All the authors have equal contribution Beginning from the conceptualization, compilation and editing of the manuscript.

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About the authors

S P S Ahlawat

Dr. S P S Ahlawat : Present Vice Chancellor. Vikram University. Ujjain (MP). former Director cum Vice Chancellor (Nov 2006-March 2009). Indian Veterinary Research Institute, (Deemed University), Izatnagar is Animal breeder of repute, who identified several new germplasm viz. Nicobari Fowl. Trinket cattle. Barren island goat, the only quadruped animal which survives on saline Sea Water and developed Virandavani breed of cattle. He has studied the animal Genetic resources of Andaman & Nicobar Group of Islands as Director. Central Agriculture Research Institute. Port Blair (IW9-2002). During his tenure as Director (Oct 2002- Nov2006). National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, several new breeds of livestock and Poultry were identified and characterized phenotypically and genotypically using Molecular markers. He is the author of several Books and monographs and published around 250 research papers on AnGR in peer reviewed journals of national and international repute. This atlas was conceptualized, compiled and edited under his leading Scientific endeavour.

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S C Gupta

Dr. S C Gupta : Principal Scientist and Head, Dna Fingerprinting Unit at NBAGR, Karnal, is thoroughly traveled scientist whose adventurous Nature is reflected through exploratory studies in difficult locations on Species like yak, mithun, camel, pigs, equines, sheep, goats, Red Jungle Fowl, He authored Books on "Yak Production", "Mithun, a Bovine of Indian Origin", "Rod Jungle Fowl" and "Rabbit Production" of International fame besides 15 monographs. He is also author of around 70 research papers in journals of national and international repute. Most of the photographs shown in the Atlas are his collections and has complied and edited the manuscript, including cover design and Computer formatting.

Dinesh Kumar

Dinesh Kumar b. 1972 –in Kurthaul, a village on the southern outskirts of Patna), took his primary and secondary education in government schools in Patna. After gradating in Political Science (Hon’s) from Patna, he went on to study Law at Delhi University’s prestigious Campus Law centre. It was at Delhi University that the idea of taking up a career in writing occurred to him. After his arrival from Delhi in 2000, he began practicing as an advocate in Patna High Court. It was during his first years as a lawyer that the idea of writing a book on his home state first came to his mind. Over the next few years, he tried to gather material-mostly from his personal experiences and observations –for the book. His chief interests, apart from writing, are Western Classics, Buddhist literature, culture and heritage, listening to the BBC World service Brazilian soccer, traveling and spending as much time as possible in solitude. He is at presently working on his next book.

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Bibliographic information

Title Atlas: Animal Genetic Resources of India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.07.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170194504, 9788170194507
length 274p., Coloured Plates; Maps; 29cm.