What is the application of Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer Technology?
(a) Production of biolarvicides
(b) Manufacture of biodegradable plastics
(c) Reproductive cloning of animals
(d) Production of organisms free of diseases
- Cloning involves creating an identical copy of a complete organism, living part, or cell.
- On July 5th, 1996, Ian Wilmut and his team at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh utilized Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer Technology to clone “Dolly,” a sheep and the first mammal ever cloned.
- Recently, news of the successful cloning of buffaloes using adult somatic cells of high-quality males or females at the Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes (CIRB) has caused a stir.
- This breakthrough can multiply the superior buffalo germplasm within the country, revolutionizing buffalo cloning.