Journal article

Analysis of polymorphisms of mitochondrial DNA D-loop and Mc1R gene in Chinese Wuchuan Black cattle

SL Yang, RY Lin, LX Xu, L Cheng

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ANIMAL RESEARCH | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

Chinese Wuchuan Black cattle is an important indigenous breed in Guizhou province, China. However, little is known about the genetic characterization and origin of this breed. In the present study, the polymorphism and variation of complete mitochondrial DNA D-loop sequences were analyzed. Fifty-one nucleotide polymorphic sites were detected; the nucleotide diversity (π) was 5.475%. Eleven haplotypes were determined (accession numbers: HM106460-HM106470) by biological software with a haplotype diversity (h) of 0.909. This suggests that plenty of genetic diversity exists in mtDNA D-loop region in Chinese Wuchuan Black cattle. A phylogenetic tree based on mtDNA D-loop sequences suggested that ..

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Grants

Awarded by Foundation for Overseas Returnee of Chinese Educational Ministry


Awarded by Foundation for Excellent Researchers Introduction of Guizhou University


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Foundation for Overseas Returnee of Chinese Educational Ministry [(2009)1590], Foundation for Excellent Researchers Introduction of Guizhou University (2008030). We would like to thank Zhonghui Shi from Zhunyi Animal Husbandry Bureau, Xiong Tian from Wuchuan Animal Husbandry Bureau of Guizhou province, China, for their assistances in sample collection of Chinese Wuchuan Black cattle.