You are here

The use of endogenous retroviruses as markers to describe the genetic relationships among local Swedish sheep breeds.

TitleThe use of endogenous retroviruses as markers to describe the genetic relationships among local Swedish sheep breeds.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMukiibi, R, Rochus, CM, Andersson, G, Johansson, AM
JournalAnim Genet
Volume46
Issue2
Pagination220-3
Date Published2015 Apr
ISSN1365-2052
KeywordsAnimals, Breeding, Endogenous Retroviruses, Genetics, Population, Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus, Sheep, Domestic, Sweden
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1111/age.12264
Alternate JournalAnim. Genet.
PubMed ID25644015