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The scientific name of Zebu is
A. Bos indicus
B. Bombyx mori
C. Bubalus bubalis
D. Gallus gallus

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Hint: Zebu, as well as by-products like hides and dung for energy and compost, are used as draught and riding livestock, beef cattle, and dairy cattle.

Complete step by step answer:
First we should know about Zebu to answer this question. Zebu is well suited to high temperatures and is raised in the tropics, both as pure zebu and as taurine cattle hybrids, the other major breed of domestic cattle.
Now, let us find the solution from the options-
- The scientific name Zebu - Bos indicus, sometimes referred to as indicine cattle, is a species belong to domestic cattle native to South Asia. A fatty hump over their shoulders, a large dewlap and drooping ears differentiate Zebu. They are well suited to high temperatures and are grown in all tropical countries.
- The domestic silk moth, Bombyx mori, is an insect from the Bombycidae genus of moths. The silkworm is a silk moth's larva or caterpillar. It is an insect of economic importance, being a main source of silk. Thus, option B is not the correct option.
- The scientific name of the wild buffalo is Bubalus bubalis, a massive bovine derived from the Indian subcontinent, China and Southeast Asia, also named as domestic water buffalo. Thus, option C is not the correct option.
- Gallus gallus, a tropical bird in the Phasianidae family, is the scientific name for the red junglefowl. It spreads across most of Southeast Asia and portions of South Asia. The principal ancestor of the domestic chicken is the red junglefowl. Thus, option D is not the correct option.

Thus, the correct answer is option (A).

Note: Zebu is kept as a domestic animal, i.e. miniature zebu. A zebu was successfully cloned in 1999 by scholars at Texas A&M University. Phylogenetic research has demonstrated that all classes of zebu Y-chromosome haplotypes are present in three separate lineages.