Summary: We have studied the cytochrome B gene and control region DNA variability in 14 wild boars from the Primorsky Region, in the far east corner of Russia. Variability was low (π = 0.00248 overall) compared with the usual estimates in these loci, indicating that this is a rather closed population. Seven haplotypes were found, and one was identical to a Chinese wild boar. Phylogeographically, the sequences clustered among several Asian clades, primarily Chinese domestic pigs and Japanese and Chinese wild boars, and are positioned within the D2 clade reported by Larson et al. [, 2005; 1618]. Although North Korean pigs should be studied, our data suggest that the Primorsky mtDNA signature is absent from domestic pigs. Sequences are available through GenBank identifiers HM010461-HM010488. © 2010 The Authors, Animal Genetics © 2010 Stichting International Foundation for Animal Genetics.
- nucleotide diversity
- wild boar