Phylogenetic analysis of Sicilian goats reveals a new mtDNA lineage

Baldassare Portolano, Maria Teresa Sardina, Folch, Marmi, Van Kaam, Ballester, Raffaella Finocchiaro

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Abstract

The mitochondrial hypervariable region 1 (HVR1) sequence of 67 goats belonging to the Girgentana, Maltese and Derivata di Siria breeds was partially sequenced in order to present the first phylogenetic characterization of Sicilian goat breeds. These sequences were compared with published sequences of Indian and Pakistani domestic goats and wild goats. Mitochondrial lineage A was observed in most of the Sicilian goats. However, three Girgentana haplotypes were highly divergent from the Capra hircus clade, indicating that a new mtDNA lineage in domestic goats was found.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)376-378
Numero di pagine3
RivistaAnimal Genetics
Volume37
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Genetics

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