Central Avian Research Institute based in UP, India, is in the process of creating a Super Chicken with modified genes making it resistant to diseases like the pathogenic bird flu.
Sanjeev Kumar, who is leading this project, said that with help of biotechnological tools, once we develop disease resistant chicken, it would show complete resistance to any sort of diseases including avian influenza, IBD, Marek and other bacterial problems.
Elaborating on the research, he said, “we have found IR genes containing chemokines and cytokines molecules that have shown a good amount of resistance to chicken related diseases.”
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