Dynamics of heterozygosity and its correlation with fitness in a population of domestic pigs

Dynamics of heterozygosity and its correlation with fitness in a population of domestic pigs Variation of heterozygosity at 11 loci for blood group systems (erythrocyte antigens), occurred during 14 years in the domestic pig population of Kemerovskaya breed is described. The two estimates computed for the population examined were represented by expected population heterozygosity, as a measure resistant to stochastic fluctuations, and individual heterozygosity, as a measure with the features of a quantitative trait. Our results showed that relative fitness of genotypic classes, formed by the alleles of erythrocyte antigen loci, was different. It was demonstrated that the population examined carried the alleles responsible for fitness decrease, as well as the alleles with stable and unstable equilibrium points (with increased and decreased relative fitness of heterozygotes). Suggestions based on these results, could be applied not only to the population examined, but also to the domesticated form of Sus scrofa as a whole. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

Dynamics of heterozygosity and its correlation with fitness in a population of domestic pigs

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SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Subject
Biomedicine; Microbial Genetics and Genomics; Animal Genetics and Genomics; Human Genetics
ISSN
1022-7954
eISSN
1608-3369
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1022795409100123
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Abstract

Variation of heterozygosity at 11 loci for blood group systems (erythrocyte antigens), occurred during 14 years in the domestic pig population of Kemerovskaya breed is described. The two estimates computed for the population examined were represented by expected population heterozygosity, as a measure resistant to stochastic fluctuations, and individual heterozygosity, as a measure with the features of a quantitative trait. Our results showed that relative fitness of genotypic classes, formed by the alleles of erythrocyte antigen loci, was different. It was demonstrated that the population examined carried the alleles responsible for fitness decrease, as well as the alleles with stable and unstable equilibrium points (with increased and decreased relative fitness of heterozygotes). Suggestions based on these results, could be applied not only to the population examined, but also to the domesticated form of Sus scrofa as a whole.

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Russian Journal of GeneticsSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 11, 2009

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