Saudi Arabia lays ground for scientific research on camel genome


News Desk

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has, successfully managed, to lay the ground for a new scientific horizon for a more world-class research, related to explore the camel’s genome, through the International Camel Organization (ICO).

The fruits of such a move, is widely expected to appear, within upcoming few years, on the path of the camel research, especially, in the domain of the its genome, administered by the International Center for Camel Research and Studies.

Camel’s genome volume is estimated at about 2.38 Gigabyte, containing over 20,000 genes, as some specialized scientific studies indicate that the unusual genetic composition of the camel, is the main reason behind its survival and endurance to live, under such severely cruel environmental circumstances.

Its genome comprises a lot of unique differences that are verified in order to use them in treating various disorders, as a host of the camel natural products have been selected to be tested, and prescribed as an auxiliary remedy to put the evolution of as much more as possible of diseases, under control.

What is impressive is the use of the camel of unique immune and molecular mechanisms (organisms) of their kind against factors causing diseases and sickening conditions.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is aiming through the establishment of the International Center for Camel Research and Studies, to develop and disseminate pertinent scientific studies and researches, up bring experts in the domain and documenting their findings, in addition to setting up plans, programs and strategies that would consolidate a scientific-cum-practical methodology and building an e-database for all aspects relating to the brute.
The ultimate objective is to revamp the camel sector and guarantee a sustainable development for its breeders, keeping all related documents, preserve the records and conduct research and studies, in accordance with the rules, instructions and strategies, accredited by the center.

Saudi Press Agency


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