Assessment of inbreeding by DNA fingerprinting: development of a calibration curve using defined strains of chickens.


By analyzing DNA fingerprints of chickens from seven well-defined genetic groups, a calibration curve was established relating the degree of inbreeding with the average band frequency, allelic frequency and band sharing. The probe used was bacteriophage M13 DNA and digestion of the genomic DNA was carried out with the MspI restriction enzyme. The analysis… (More)


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