Section 3
Chapter 2,332

Conservation of animal germ plasma at risk of extinction in Italy: the centre for the defense of animal genetic resources of Circello

Matassino, D.; Cappuccio, A.; Grasso, F.; Palazzo, M.

Animal Genetic Resources Information 12: 27-48


Accession: 002331270

The activities of the Circello National Centre, in southern Italy, are described. The centre currently has 281 animals (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and horses), including cattle of 11 breeds, sheep of 7 breeds, and goats of 10 breeds. The activities of the Centre cover the preservation, description, multiplication, improvement and use of endangered breeds.

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