Saudi university discovers genetic characteristics of Arabian camels

Saudi university discovers genetic characteristics of Arabian camels
A team from the Camel Research Center at King Faisal University has discovered the most important genes responsible for the mechanism for determining the colors of Arabian camels. (AFP)
Updated 30 August 2018

Saudi university discovers genetic characteristics of Arabian camels

Saudi university discovers genetic characteristics of Arabian camels

JEDDAH: A team from the Camel Research Center at King Faisal University, in cooperation with the University of Nottingham, has discovered the most important genes responsible for the mechanism for determining the colors of Arabian camels.
The study included analysis of 10 kinds of Arabian camels. Its results “were published in an international British scientific journal,” and “reflect the history of the camels’ biological and genetic diversity in Arabia,” said the center’s director, Dr. Faisal Al-Mathen.
“The study itself is one of a kind. It reveals Arabian camels’ mechanism of transmission of genetic traits, and will play a major role in the genetic classification of camels in the future.”