|Title||The use of endogenous retroviruses as markers to describe the genetic relationships among local Swedish sheep breeds.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Mukiibi, R, Rochus, CM, Andersson, G, Johansson, AM|
|Date Published||2015 Apr|
|Keywords||Animals, Breeding, Endogenous Retroviruses, Genetics, Population, Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus, Sheep, Domestic, Sweden|
The aim of this study was to describe the genetic relationships among five Swedish sheep breeds using insertional polymorphisms of six endogenous Jaagsiekte retroviruses of sheep. Although the Swedish breeds were found to have genomes of 'primitive' origin, there also are indications of the presence of more recently derived sheep breeds within the ancestries of three of the breeds.
|Alternate Journal||Anim. Genet.|