Analysis of Genetic Variation within Tsigai Population from Romania Using Microsatellite Markers

Marius Z?HAN, Vasile MICLEA, Paul RAICA, Ileana MICLEA, Elena ILISIU ILI?IU


Genetic characterization of one population of Romanian Tsigai breed was
investigated using microsatellite markers. A total of 61 individuals were genotyped for 14
microsatellite loci. A total number of 126 alleles were detected, with a range between 6 and 14 alleles
per locus. The observed heterozygosis was less than the expected heterozygosis values in more than
half of the cases, detecting heterozygote deficiency at these loci. The Fis value per population was
positive (0.0981), indicating a general risk of inbreeding.

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