Native breeds demonstrate high contributions to the molecular variation in northern European sheep.

@article{Tapio2005NativeBD,
  title={Native breeds demonstrate high contributions to the molecular variation in northern European sheep.},
  author={Miika Tapio and Ilma Tapio and Ziedonis Grislis and L Holm and Sabrina Jeppsson and Juha Kantanen and I Miceikien{\'e} and Ingrid Olsaker and Haldja Viinalass and Emma Eyth{\'o}rsd{\'o}ttir},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 13},
  pages={3951-63}
}
Population contribution to genetic diversity can be estimated using neutral variation. However, population expansion or hybridization of diverged ancestries may weaken correlation between neutral and non-neutral variation. Microsatellite variation was studied at 25 loci in 20 native and 12 modern or imported northern European sheep breeds. Breed contributions to total gene diversity, allelic richness and mean allele-sharing distance between individuals were measured. Indications of changes in… CONTINUE READING