Mitochondrial DNA variation in Asian Shepherd Dogs

  title={Mitochondrial DNA variation in Asian Shepherd Dogs},
  author={O. M. Ryabinina},
  journal={Russian Journal of Genetics},
  • O. Ryabinina
  • Published 1 July 2006
  • Biology
  • Russian Journal of Genetics
The hypervariable region of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region has been studied in several guardian dog breeds. The genetic diversity is high in the Central Asian Shepherd Dog and the Northern Caucasian Volkodav (an native group of breeds) and low in the Caucasian Shepherd Dog. Haplotypes of groups A, B, C, and E/W have been found in Central Asian Shepherd Dogs; haplotypes of groups A and B, in Caucasian Shepherd Dogs. The data indicates a gene flow from Scandinavian dog populations… 

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