International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A (2018)
Mitochondrial diversity and phylogenetic structure of Mahabadi goat population
Author(s): Sattar Beig Mohammadi, Kian Pahlevan Afshari and Hamid Reza Seyedabadi
Abstract: The genetic diversity and phylogenetic structure was analyzed in Mahabadi goat population by mitochondrial DNA sequences. Phylogenetic analysis was carried out using hyper variable region 1 (896 bp) obtained form 30 animals. Mahabadi goat proved to be extremely diverse (average haplotype diversity of 0.999) and the nucleotide diversity values 0.022. A total of 30 Mahabadi goats were grouped into six haplotypes and the large majority of haplotypes were present in 15 animals. All Mahabadi haplotypes were classified into a haplogroup and revealed remarkably high genetic distances within the population when compared with other Asian goat populations, indicating high genetic variation in the Mahabadi goat. These results indicate high- divergence status of the Mahabadi goat and will influence breeding and conservation strategies adopted for this breed.
How to cite this article:
Sattar Beig Mohammadi, Kian Pahlevan Afshari and Hamid Reza Seyedabadi. Mitochondrial diversity and phylogenetic structure of Mahabadi goat population. International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry. 2018; 3(2): 44-48.