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Landmark native breed of the Orenburg goats: progress in its breeding and genetics and future prospects

Tarasova, Ekaterina I., Frolov, Alexei N., Lebedev, Svyatoslav V., Romanov, Michael N. (2022) Landmark native breed of the Orenburg goats: progress in its breeding and genetics and future prospects. Animal Biotechnology, . ISSN 1049-5398. E-ISSN 1532-2378. (doi:10.1080/10495398.2022.2154221) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:99057)

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This paper reviews information about a unique and iconic breed of the Orenburg Oblast, the homeland and the only place where the best herds of Orenburg down-hair goats in Russia are concentrated. Three types of these small ruminant animals are widespread on the territory of the region: Orenburg purebred gray goats, Orenburg purebred white goats, as well as crossbred white goats of F1 White Don White Orenburg. Currently, at the farms of the Orenburg region, animals are selected according to their phenotype, with selected traits being color, weight and length of down hair. In recent years, the Orenburg goat breed has become an object of genetic research using various marker systems including immunogenetic, microsatellite, mtDNA and SNP markers. Overall, these studies evidence about the uniqueness of the allele pool in the landmark native breed of the Orenburg goats, which is a complex dynamic genetic system, prioritizing its further in-depth genome research and breeding applications.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/10495398.2022.2154221
Uncontrolled keywords: Orenburg goats; history; breeding; selection; genetics / оренбургские козы, история, разведение селекция, генетика
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Q Science > QP Physiology (Living systems) > QP506 Molecular biology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Reproduction
Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Biosciences
Signature Themes: Food Systems, Natural Resources and Environment
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Mike Romanov
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2022 11:16 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2023 10:51 UTC
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