Dr Lulu Skidmore, Scientific Director of the CRC, said "We are all very excited at the birth of Injaz as she is the result of great skill and teamwork of everyone at the Camel Reproduction Centre. This significant breakthrough gives a means of preserving the valuable genetics of our elite racing and milk producing camels in the future.
The team said the camel was born after an uncomplicated gestation period of 378 days. Injaz currently weighs 30kg. The DNA of Injaz's cells and that of the original ovarian cells have been tested using microsatellite DNA analysis at the Molecular Biology and Genetics Laboratory in Dubai, and have been found to be identical, thereby proving that Injaz is indeed a clone of the original female camel.
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Mohammed May 03, 2009 06:42 pm
I have visited the Camel Reproduction Center last year and met Dr Nisar Ahmad Wani, who had been working on cloning and Dr Lulu who showed us the use of ultrasound in camels. I was dam sure that Dr Wani is going to have the clone very soon after seeing how dedicated he was and how much knowledge he had about the subject of cloning in other animals also! I saw him working whole day and upto the midnight.....You deserved the success !!..........My hearty congratulations to you ...Dr Nisar Wani (Mohammed)
Surrender Apr 15, 2009 06:05 pm
I congratulate Dr Nisar Ahmad Wani, the creator of the cloned calf and his team in Dubai for this wonderful achievemnt!!