Structure and genetic relationships between serrana de teruel breed and other cattle breeds reared in Spain

A. Sanz, C. Rodellar, I. Martín-Burriel, A. Sanz, C. Cons, F. Abril, P. J. Azor, J. Piedrafita, E. Vijil, P. Zaragoza

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Abstract

In this work we analyze by microsatellite markers the genetic diversity, structure and relationships of the indigenous endangered Serrana de Teruel cattle breed with different breeds reared in Spain. All loci were polymorphic and a total of 198 alleles were observed across loci, with a mean of 6.79. Observed and expected heterozygosities values shown the high variability of Serrana de Teruel breed with values of 0.67 and 0.68 respectively. The neighbour net based on Reynolds distances shown the close genetic relationship among Serrana de Teruel and the mountain Parda de Montaña and Pirenaica breeds. STRUCTURE results showed a 47.5% of correctly assigned individuals to Serrana de Teruel breed using a q>0.8 threshold. The admixed animals shown a clear influence of Parda de Montaña breed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-372
JournalArchivos de Zootecnia
Volume60
Issue number231
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Genetic diversity. microsatellites

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    Sanz, A., Rodellar, C., Martín-Burriel, I., Sanz, A., Cons, C., Abril, F., Azor, P. J., Piedrafita, J., Vijil, E., & Zaragoza, P. (2011). Structure and genetic relationships between serrana de teruel breed and other cattle breeds reared in Spain. Archivos de Zootecnia, 60(231), 369-372.