S. Lugovoy, PhD (Agr.), Ass. Professor
S. Kramarenko, DSc (Biol.), Ass. Professor
S. Galimov, PhD (Agr.), Ass. Professor
Mykolayiv National Agrarian University
The aim of this study was to analyze the genetic variability and population structure of the Red White Belted breed pigs. Twelve microsatellite loci were selected and belong to the list of microsatellite markers recommended by FAO/ISAG. The number of observed alleles (Na) detected ranged from 4 to 8, with an overall mean of 6.67 and a total of 80 alleles were observed at these loci. The overall means for observed (Ho) and expected (He) heterozygosities were 0.649 and 0.693, respectively. The population effective size (Ne) estimate based on LD-method is 59.2 (95% CI: 36-129) individuals. This population has not undergone any recent and/or sudden reduction in the effective population size and remained at mutation-drift equilibrium.
Key words: genetic polymorphism, microsatellite loci, pigs, the Red White Belted breed.
Genetic polymorphism of the red white belted breed pigs based on microsatellite markers.
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