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Abstract

We investigated the genetic structure and variation of 21 populations of cattle (Bos taurus) in northern Eurasia and the neighbouring Near Eastern regions of the Balkan, the Caucasus and Ukraine employing 30 microsatellite markers. By analyses of population relationships, as well as by a...

Author(s)
Li MengHua; Tapio, I.; Vilkki, J.; Ivanova, Z.; Kiselyova, T.; Marzanov, N.; Ćinkulov, M.; Stojanović, S.; Ammosov, I.; Popov, R.; Kantanen, J.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Ecology, 2007, 16, 18, pp 3839-3853
Abstract

Maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has been used extensively to determine origin and diversity of taurine cattle (Bos taurus) but global surveys of paternally inherited Y-chromosome diversity are lacking. Here, we provide mtDNA information on previously uncharacterised Eurasian breeds...

Author(s)
Kantanen, J.; Edwards, C. J.; Bradley, D. G.; Viinalass, H.; Thessler, S.; Ivanova, Z.; Kiselyova, T.; Ćinkulov, M.; Popov, R.; Stojanović, S.; Ammosov, I.; Vilkki, J.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, Basingstoke, UK
Citation
Heredity, 2009, 103, 5, pp 404-415