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Genetic diversity in five Iranian native chicken populations estimated by microsatellite markers

Shahbazi, Saleh, Mirhosseini, Seyed Z, Romanov, Michael N (2007) Genetic diversity in five Iranian native chicken populations estimated by microsatellite markers. Biochemical Genetics, 45 (1-2). pp. 63-75. ISSN 0006-2928. (doi:10.1007/s10528-006-9058-6) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:37545)

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Iranian chicken genetic resources are characterized by a long history and a vast diversity. This study represents the first results from the selection and evaluation of five polymorphic microsatellite markers for the genetic assessment of five native chicken populations located in the northwestern (West Azerbaijan), northern (Mazandaran), central (Isfahan, Yazd), and southern (Fars) provinces of Iran. The number of alleles ranged from three to six per microsatellite locus. All populations were characterized by a high degree of genetic diversity, with the lowest heterozygosity found in the Isfahan population (62%) and the greatest in the populations from West Azerbaijan and Mazandaran (79%). The largest Nei's unbiased genetic distance was found between the Isfahan and Fars populations (0.696) and the smallest between the Mazandaran and Yazd populations (0.097). The Isfahan population was found to be the most genetically distant among all populations studied. These results serve as an initial step in the plan for genetic characterization and conservation of Iranian native chickens.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10528-006-9058-6
Uncontrolled keywords: Iranian native chickens; genetic diversity; microsatellites
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Biosciences
Signature Themes: Food Systems, Natural Resources and Environment
Depositing User: Mike Romanov
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 16:37 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2023 15:10 UTC
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