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HODA, A.  and  ECONOGENE CONSORTIUM et al. Genetic diversity of Albanian goat breeds based on microsatellite markers. Arch. zootec. [online]. 2011, vol.60, n.231, pp.607-615. ISSN 1885-4494.

The domestic goat is one of the most important livestock species in mountainous area of Albania. In this study thirty microsatellite markers in 183 unrelated individuals from 6 local goat breeds are analyzed. Twenty nine markers had five or more alleles. All loci were polymorphic and a total of 331 alleles were detected. The average number of alleles per locus was 11.03. Within breeds, the mean number of alleles ranged from 7.8 to 8. Mean expected heterozygosity (He) ranged from 0.712 to 0.758. Allelic richness varied from 7.61 to 8.19. Inbreeding for all population is rather high FIS= 0.093, ranging from 0.075 to 0.103. The mean FST (˜ 0.02) demonstrated that 98% of total genetic variation is due to genetic differentiation within each population.

Keywords : Albanian local breeds.

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