Ex-situ Conservation of Biodiversity

Biology

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Gene library

  • A gene library is a collection of the total genomic DNA from a single organism.

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Gene bank

  • Gene banks are a type of biorepository which preserve genetic material.

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Role of zoological parks in wildlife conservation

1. The zoological park is involved in the rescue of many species threatened with extinction.
2. The crocodile rehabilitation project is being run by FAO to rehabilitate crocodiles.
3. Himalayan Musk Deer is bred at Kufri.
4. Attempts have been made for the preservation of Blackbuck, Sambar and Spotted Deer.