Phylogenetic relationships of German heavy draught horse breeds inferred from mitochondrial DNA D-loop variation

Aberle, K S; Hamann, H; Drögemüller, Cord; Distl, O (2007). Phylogenetic relationships of German heavy draught horse breeds inferred from mitochondrial DNA D-loop variation. Journal of animal breeding and genetics, 124(2), pp. 94-100. Berlin: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1439-0388.2007.00636.x

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We analysed a 610-bp mitochondrial (mt)DNA D-loop fragment in a sample of German draught horse breeds and compared the polymorphic sites with sequences from Arabian, Hanoverian, Exmoor, Icelandic, Sorraia and Przewalski's Horses as well as with Suffolk, Shire and Belgian horses. In a total of 65 horses, 70 polymorphic sites representing 47 haplotypes were observed. The average percentage of polymorphic sites was 11.5% for the mtDNA fragment analysed. In the nine different draught horse breeds including South German, Mecklenburg, Saxon Thuringa coldblood, Rhenisch German, Schleswig Draught Horse, Black Forest Horse, Shire, Suffolk and Belgian, 61 polymorphic sites and 24 haplotypes were found. The phylogenetic analysis failed to show monophyletic groups for the draught horses. The analysis indicated that the draught horse populations investigated consist of diverse genetic groups with respect to their maternal lineage.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Institute of Genetics

UniBE Contributor:

Drögemüller, Cord

ISSN:

0931-2668

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:52

Last Modified:

27 Mar 2015 11:37

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.1439-0388.2007.00636.x

PubMed ID:

17488360

Web of Science ID:

000245312100007

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/22138 (FactScience: 32020)

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