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Analysis of genetic diversity in Romanian Carpatina goats using SNP genotyping data

Vlaic, Bogdan Alin, Vlaic, Augustin, Russo, Isa-Rita ORCID:, Colli, Licia, Bruford, Michael William ORCID:, Odagiu, Antonia and Orozco-terWengel, Pablo ORCID: 2024. Analysis of genetic diversity in Romanian Carpatina goats using SNP genotyping data. Animals 14 (4) , 560. 10.3390/ani14040560

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The Carpatina goat breed from Romania is very well adapted to a range of contrasting and very different environments compared to highly specialized breeds. This adaptability makes them an important source of genetic variability for future breeding programs. To improve breeding strategies, it is necessary to evaluate the genetic diversity of the Carpatina breed. The aim of this study was therefore to investigate genetic diversity and inbreeding of old native Carpatina goat populations from different geographical areas in Romania using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data for 67 individuals. Diversity, measured by average expected heterozygosity (HE), was 0.418, and average observed heterozygosity (Ho) was 0.420. Linkage disequilibrium (LD) estimation showed that the average r2 value was 0.32. The effective population size (Ne) estimate 13 generations ago ranged between 98 and 185. These results based on SNP data are very useful for the application of proper management and for designing goat breeding programs.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2076-2615
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 February 2024
Date of Acceptance: 5 February 2024
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2024 15:45

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