Genetic diversity measures of local European beef cattle breeds for conservation purposes

Abstract

This study was undertaken to determine the genetic structure, evolutionary relationships, and the genetic diversity among 18 local cattle breeds from Spain, Portugal, and France using 16 microsatellites. Heterozygosities, estimates of Fst, genetic distances, multivariate and diversity analyses, and assignment tests were performed. Heterozygosities ranged… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1297-9686-33-3-311

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