Mitochondrial DNA genetic diversity in six Italian donkey breeds (Equus asinus)

  title={Mitochondrial DNA genetic diversity in six Italian donkey breeds (Equus asinus)},
  author={Maria Cristina Cozzi and Paolo Valiati and Raffaele Cherchi and Erica Gorla and Raphaelle Teresa Matilde Maria Prinsen and Maria Longeri and Alessandro Bagnato and Maria Giuseppina Strillacci},
  journal={Mitochondrial DNA Part A},
  pages={409 - 418}
Donkeys have played an important role in agricultural land practices and in human historical periods of recent past and, still today, are used as a working power in several world areas. [] Key Result Fifteen haplotypes, grouped in three haplogroups, were identified. The genetic indices were informative and showed a high population genetic variability.
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