Genetic diversity

Development of microsatellite markers and genetic diversity analysis for Pelodiscus sinensis

T. Li, Zhao, J., Li, W., Shi, Y., Hong, X. Y., Zhu, X. P., Li, T., Zhao, J., Li, W., Shi, Y., Hong, X. Y., and Zhu, X. P., Development of microsatellite markers and genetic diversity analysis for Pelodiscus sinensis, vol. 15. p. -, 2016.

Pelodiscus sinensis is a common freshwater soft-shell turtle found in China, and is an important aquaculture species. In this study, 20 polymorphic microsatellite primers were developed from the transcriptome. The genetic diversity of three populations of P. sinensis was evaluated, using 72 individuals. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 3 to 26. The observed and expected heterozygosities varied from 0.208 to 0.958, and from 0.302 to 0.963, respectively. The polymorphic information content varied from 0.283 to 0.953.

Evidence of balancing selection in multiple indigenous chicken populations

S. Arlud, E, G. X., Zeng, S. C., Arlud, S., E, G. X., and Zeng, S. C., Evidence of balancing selection in multiple indigenous chicken populations, vol. 15, p. -, 2016.

Microsatellite DNA markers, which are assumed to drift, have been widely used to assess genetic diversity in all major domestic animal species. These markers provide insight into the arrival and dispersion history of a species, with regard to their content or management history. However, no direct evidence supports current standard microsatellite markers falling under this assumption. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the effect and divergence of microsatellites under different types of selection on genetic patterns and population diversity.

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