Mitochondrial DNA lineages of Italian Giara and Sarcidano horses.

@article{Morelli2014MitochondrialDL,
  title={Mitochondrial DNA lineages of Italian Giara and Sarcidano horses.},
  author={Laura Morelli and Antonella Useli and Daria Sanna and Mario Barbato and Daniela Contu and Maria Pala and M. Cancedda and Paolo Francalacci},
  journal={Genetics and molecular research : GMR},
  year={2014},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={
          8241-57
        }
}
Giara and Sarcidano are 2 of the 15 extant native Italian horse breeds with limited dispersal capability that originated from a larger number of individuals. The 2 breeds live in two distinct isolated locations on the island of Sardinia. To determine the genetic structure and evolutionary history of these 2 Sardinian breeds, the first hypervariable segment of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) was sequenced and analyzed in 40 Giara and Sarcidano horses and compared with publicly available mtDNA data… 

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