Old World camels in a modern world - a balancing act between conservation and genetic improvement

14 days ago   |   By Animal Genetics

Summary
Old World camels have served humans in cross‐continental caravans, transporting people and goods, connecting different cultures and providing milk, meat, wool and draught since their domestication around 3000-6000 years ago. In a world of modern transport and fast connectivity, these beasts of burden seem to be out‐dated. However, a growing demand for sustainable milk and meat production, especially in countries affected by climate change and increasing desertification, brings dromedaries and Bactrian camels back onstage and into the focus of animal breeders and scientists. In this...
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