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Animal Breeding and Genetics
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 2004;17(4): 441-444.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.2004.441    Published online January 1, 2004.
Evaluation of the Genetic Relationship among Ten Chinese Indigenous Pig Breeds with Twenty-six Microsatellite Markers
Changchun Li, Zhigang Wang, Bang Liu, Shulin Yang, Zhengmao Zhu, Bin Fan, Mei Yu, Shuhong Zhao, Kui Li
The genetic diversities and relationships of 10 Chinese indigenous pig breeds and three exotic pig breeds have been evaluated using 26 microsatellites recommended by the Food and Agriculture Organization & the International Society of Animal Genetics (FAO-ISAG). The allele frequencies, genetic heterozygosity (H) and polymorphism information content (PIC) have been calculated. The results showed that genetic diversity of Chinese indigenous pig breeds is higher than that of the introduced pig breeds. The clustering of 10 breeds is generally consistent with their geographical distribution
Keywords: Microsatellites; Chinese Indigenous Pig Breeds; Genetic Variation

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