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see gaurgaur,
large wild ox of Southeast Asia, having a humplike ridge on the back. The gaur, Bos gaurus, is thought to be the largest of the wild cattle; the bulls may measure more than 6 ft (1.8 m) at the shoulder and weigh more than a ton.
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(Bibos gaurus frontalis), the domesticated form of the gaur, a wild ox; it is distinguished from the gaur by the shape of its horns and its smaller dimensions. It has a very wide forehead with thick conical horns, and its build is coarse. Body length of the adult male is approximately 3 m; height at the withers, 1.5-1.6 m; weight, up to 540 kg. The gayal is deep black, often with bluish tones. The legs and the tuft on the tail are white. The cow gives birth to a single calf; gestation lasts 8-9 months. The gayal’s milk is rich in fat, and its meat is exceptionally tasty. The gayal is bred “pure” and crossbred in India east of the Brahmaputra to Burma. Hybrids are very fertile.

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It was reported that the reproductive profile of gayal is very close to the domestic zebu cattle of Bangladesh (Giasuddin et al.
So far studies reported physical feature, physiological characters, behavior, growth pattern and reproductive potentials of gayal under semi-intensive management system (Giasuddin et al.
Effective tools have to conserve genetic potential of endangered species gayal as well as learning about it in a scientific manner.
There might also be possible to study the molecular variants of candidate genes in these species and that could give a hint of large phenotypic variations specifically for economic, adaptive as well as fitness traits between cattle and gayal.
Physical feature, physiological character and behavior study of gayal (Bos frontalis).
Molecular phylogeny of the gayal inferred from the analysis of cytochrome b gene entire sequences.
Based on the sequence analyses and phylogenetic analyses, we think that the gayal might be the domesticated Figure 2.
Comparison of gayal (Bos frontalis) and Yunnan yellow cattle (Bos taurus): rumen function, digestibilities and nitrogen balance during feeding of pelleted lucerne (Medicago sativum).
The biology characteristics of gayal (Bos frontalis) and potential exploitation and utilization.
Applying simple random sampling in typical colony methods in the central area of habitat (in Nu River City of Yunnan Province), 11 gayals were selected.
Cyt b gene entire sequences (1,140 bp) of 11 gayals were edited and aligned with reference to the Cyt b sequence of the domestic cow (Bos taurus) (Accession No.
Nucleotide composition of Cyt b entire sequences of gayals