American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Molecular Characterization of Assam Hill Goat

Galib Uz Zaman, Naba Nahardeka, Subimal Laskar, Ali Mohomad Ferdoci and Arun Jyoti Chetri

DOI : 10.3844/ajavsp.2013.98.103

American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 2

Pages 98-103

Abstract

A total of 23 polymorphic microsatellite markers were used to evaluate genetic diversity and population structure in Assam Hill Goat (AHG). All the loci studied were polymorphic in nature. The number of observed alleles (Na) detected ranged from 2 to 10 with an overall mean of 4.9±2.220. A total of 114 alleles were observed across all the loci. The effective number of alleles (Ne) ranged from 1.035 to 7.127 with a mean of 2.68±1.590. The allele frequency ranged from 0.013 to 0.982. The overall mean observed (HO) and expected (He) heterozygosity were 0.43 and 0.48 respectively and this population was in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium at most of the loci studied. The overall mean of within-population inbreeding estimate (FIS) was 0.085. The population was stable with respect to size and was non-bottlenecked. The observed normal L-shaped curve indicated no mode shift in the population.

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© 2013 Galib Uz Zaman, Naba Nahardeka, Subimal Laskar, Ali Mohomad Ferdoci and Arun Jyoti Chetri. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.