Biodiv Sci ›› 1995, Vol. 03 ›› Issue (3): 143-146.  DOI: 10.17520/biods.1995026

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The significance of conservation of domestic animal diversity in China

Chen Youchun   

  1. Institute of Animal Science,Chinese Acadmey of Agricultural Sciences,Beijing 100094
  • Received:1995-03-06 Revised:1995-04-25 Online:1995-08-20 Published:1995-08-20


China is one of the richest country at domestic animal diversity in the world. The data from observationand researches in the field of genetic resources of livestock revealed that according to the ecomorphological characteristics,Chinese local breeds have had their blood merged from subspecies within each oftheir given species. Regarding to the related wild species domestic animals not just the continuative varieties of them,but also possesses good complementarity with them and superiority in sustainable use.The cryopreservation technology for conserving germplasms developed in animal reproduction has beenthe ready technics which are reliable approach to the research on population conservation and variabilityat all.