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Molecular Characterization of Assam Hill Goat

Galib Uz Zaman1, Naba Nahardeka1, Subimal Laskar1, Ali Mohomad Ferdoci1 and Arun Jyoti Chetri1
  • 1 Assam Agricultural University, India


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.

American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 8 No. 2, 2013, 98-103


Submitted On: 2 May 2013 Published On: 13 July 2013

How to Cite: Zaman, G. U., Nahardeka, N., Laskar, S., Ferdoci, A. M. & Chetri, A. J. (2013). Molecular Characterization of Assam Hill Goat. American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, 8(2), 98-103.

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  • Assam Hill Goat
  • Heterozygosity
  • PIC
  • Microsatellites