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Animal Breeding and Genetics
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 2008;21(1): 6-10.
https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.2008.60610    Published online January 4, 2008.
Genetic Relationship in Chicken Breeds Using Molecular Co-ancestry Information
S. P. S. Ahlawat, R. K. Vijh*, Bina Mishra, S. T. Bharani Kumar, M. S. Tantia
Correspondence:  R. K. Vijh,
Five chicken populations viz. Chittagong, Ghagus, Kalasthi, Kadaknath, Tellichery were genotyped using 25 highly polymorphic microsatellite loci. White leg horn was taken as an outgroup. To reveal the relationship and distinctiveness among five indigenous breeds various genetic distances based on molecular co-ancestry were estimated and multidimensional scaling was performed. The Ghagus and Kalasthi breeds were closely related and their separation was recent, whereas Chittagong had a remote ancestry with other indigenous chicken populations.
Keywords: Chicken; Microsatellites; Coancestry; Genetic Distances

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