Genetic diversity within and between European pig breeds using microsatellite markers.

  title={Genetic diversity within and between European pig breeds using microsatellite markers.},
  author={Magali Sancristobal and C. Chevalet and Chris S. Haley and R. G. Joosten and Annemieke P. Rattink and Barbara Harlizius and Martien A. M. Groenen and Yves Amigues and Marie Yvonne Boscher and G. C. Russell and Andrew S. Law and Roberta Davoli and Vincenzo Russo and C{\'e}line D{\'e}saut{\'e}s and Lawrence Alderson and Erling A. Fimland and Meena Bagga and Juan Vicente Delgado and J.L. Vega-Pla and A. Mart{\'i}nez Mart{\'i}nez and Mar{\'i}a Ramos and Peter Glodek and J. N. Meyer and Gustavo Gandini and Donato Matassino and Graham S Plastow and Ken Siggens and Guillaume Laval and Alan L. Archibald and David J. Milan and K. Hammond and Ricardo Alberto Cardellino},
  journal={Animal genetics},
  volume={37 3},
An important prerequisite for a conservation programme is a comprehensive description of genetic diversity. The aim of this study was to use anonymous genetic markers to assess the between- and the within-population components of genetic diversity for European pig breeds at the scale of the whole continent using microsatellites. Fifty-eight European pig breeds and lines were analysed including local breeds, national varieties of international breeds and commercial lines. A sample of the Chinese… 

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