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

Shahbazi, Saleh and Mirhosseini, Seyed Z and 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:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10528-006-9058-6) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

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
Uncontrolled keywords: Iranian native chickens; genetic diversity; microsatellites
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Biosciences > Biomedical Research Group
Depositing User: M. Romanov
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 16:37 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2015 21:41 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37545 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Romanov, Michael N: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3584-4644
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