A lost Sorraia maternal lineage found in the Lusitano horse breed.

@article{Lus2006ALS,
  title={A lost Sorraia maternal lineage found in the Lusitano horse breed.},
  author={Cristina Lu{\'i}s and Cristiane Bastos-Silveira and J Costa-Ferreira and Ernest Gus Cothran and Maria do Mar Oom},
  journal={Journal of animal breeding and genetics = Zeitschrift fur Tierzuchtung und Zuchtungsbiologie},
  year={2006},
  volume={123 6},
  pages={399-402}
}
A common female founder individual of the Portuguese horse breeds Sorraia and Lusitano was found while conducting research on the variation of the Lusitano mitochondrial DNA lineages in relation to studbook information. We obtained 416-bp control region sequences from 16 descendents of a female Sorraia founder (Pomba) still represented in the living population of the Lusitano, according to the most recent edition of this breed's studbook. The same haplotype was found for all analysed samples… CONTINUE READING