Genetic relationships among Turkish sheep

Uzun M., Gutierrez-Gil B., Arranz J., San Primitivo F., Saatci M., Kaya M., ...More

GENETICS SELECTION EVOLUTION, vol.38, no.5, pp.513-524, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1051/gse:2006018
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.513-524
  • Keywords: dNA microsatellites, local sheep breeds, genetic relationships, DOMESTIC SHEEP, EVOLUTION, DISTANCE, ANIMALS, ORIGIN, BREEDS
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Genetic relationships among Turkish sheep breeds were analysed on the basis of 30 microsatellite markers. Phylogenetic analyses based on the estimation of genetic distances revealed the closest relationships for the Akkaraman, Morkaraman and Tuj breeds, which were clearly differentiated from the others in the dendrogram. Our pattern was completely confirmed by results from the Factorial Correspondence Analysis. All the results described analysing either population parameters or individuals revealed a clear separation between the fat-tailed group and the others. These results, based on nuclear DNA, are discussed along with those already reported for these breeds through the investigation of mitochondrial DNA, which had revealed the invaluable significance of the genetic background of these Turkish sheep.