Chinese indigenous buffalo

Genetic diversity analysis of an indigenous Chinese buffalo breed and hybrids based on microsatellite data

W. C. Yang, Tang, K. Q., Mei, J., Zeng, W. B., and Yang, L. G., Genetic diversity analysis of an indigenous Chinese buffalo breed and hybrids based on microsatellite data, vol. 10, pp. 3421-3426, 2011.

Chinese native buffaloes have faced the threat of extinction, along with an increase in crossbreeding with domesticated river buffaloes; consequently, conservation of local buffalo genetic resources has become a priority. A Chinese native breed, Jianghan, is often crossed intentionally and unintentionally with imported breeds from India and Pakistan, Murrah, and Nili-Ravi. A total of 128 buffaloes of the breeds Jianghan, Murrah, and Nili-Ravi and their presumed hybrid offspring were genotyped for 10 microsatellite markers.

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