Genetic Structure of the Purebred Domestic Dog

  title={Genetic Structure of the Purebred Domestic Dog},
  author={Heidi G. Parker and Lisa Kim and Nathan B. Sutter and Scott J Carlson and Travis D. Lorentzen and Tiffany B. Malek and G S Johnson and Hawkins B. DeFrance and Elaine A. Ostrander and Leonid Kruglyak},
  pages={1160 - 1164}
We used molecular markers to study genetic relationships in a diverse collection of 85 domestic dog breeds. Differences among breeds accounted for ∼30% of genetic variation. Microsatellite genotypes were used to correctly assign 99% of individual dogs to breeds. Phylogenetic analysis separated several breeds with ancient origins from the remaining breeds with modern European origins. We identified four genetic clusters, which predominantly contained breeds with similar geographic origin… 

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