DNA marker based identification of breed is always preferred as it’s ultimate. Moreover, when phenotype data is not available like ova, semen and embryo then it’s only choice to delineate the breed.  Breed identification especially in admixture or non-descript population has been further challenging task.


This web server enables to identify Indian goat breeds using microsatellite DNA markers. This is first web server in the world for identification of any domestic animal species using DNA markers. Users are requested to use prescribed markers to assign their unknown breed DNA based genotype data. Visit to our web tutorial is highly recommended.



Iquebal Mir Asif, Jaiswal Sarika, Dhanda Sandeep Kumar, Arora Vasu, Dixit Sat Pal, Raghava Gajendra PS, Rai Anil and Kumar Dinesh (2013). Development of a model webserver for breed identification using micosatellite DNA marker. BMC Genetics 2013, 14: 118. (Published on December 09, 2013: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2156/14/118/abstract) (Thompson Impact Factor: 2.81)

Collaborative Institutions


National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources
Karnal-132 001, Haryana


Institute of Microbial Technology
Sector-39 A, Chandigarh-160036


Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute
Library Avenue, PUSA, New Delhi 110012

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