Mitochondrial genome variation in domesticated sable (Martes zibellina)

Mitochondrial genome variation in domesticated sable (Martes zibellina) The first comparison of mitochondrial variations in sables from captive and natural populations of the Urals, Central Siberia, Yakutia, Kamchatka, and Japan has been performed. The object of comparative analysis was a 427-bp 5′ fragment of the mitochondrial control region, including the D-loop. Two main haplogroups of the sable mitochondrial genome have been found, which provides new data for reconstruction of the spread of the sable over its current range. Asymmetry of the haplotype abundances in the captive populations of sables has been detected. The mitochondrial haplotypes characteristic of sable breeds have been identified. The possible role of the frequent mitochondrial haplotypes of the captive population in the sable adaptation to the conditions of captivity is discussed. Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

Mitochondrial genome variation in domesticated sable (Martes zibellina)

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SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright © 2012 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Biomedicine; Microbial Genetics and Genomics; Animal Genetics and Genomics; Human Genetics
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