Hierarchical structure of the Sicilian goats revealed by Bayesian analyses of microsatellite information

Baldassare Portolano, Curik, Siwek, Finocchiaro

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Abstract

Genetic structure and relationship amongst the main goat populations in Sicily (Girgentana, Derivata di Siria, Maltese and Messinese) were analysed using information from 19 microsatellite markers genotyped on 173 individuals. A posterior Bayesian approach implemented in the program STRUCTURE revealed a hierarchical structure with two clusters at the first level (Girgentana vs. Messinese, Derivata di Siria and Maltese), explaining 4.8% of variation (AMOVA ФST estimate). Seven clusters nested within these first two clusters (further differentiations of Girgentana, Derivata di Siria and Maltese), explaining 8.5% of variation (AMOVA ФSC estimate). The analyses and methods applied in this study indicate their power to detect subtle population structure.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)93-95
Numero di pagine3
RivistaAnimal Genetics
Volume42
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Genetics

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