Estimation of taurindicine hybridization of American Zebu cattle in Brazil
“Estimation of taurindicine hybridization of American Zebu cattle in Brazil”, vol. 11, pp. 393-403, 2012.,
Our objective was to estimate Bos primigenius taurus introgression in American Zebu cattle. One hundred and four American Zebu (Nellore) cattle were submitted to mtDNA, microsatellite and satellite analysis. Twenty-three alleles were detected in microsatellite analysis, averaging 4.6 ± 1.82/locus. Variance component comparisons of microsatellite allele sizes allowed the construction of two clusters separating taurus and indicus. No significant variation was observed when indicus and taurus mtDNA were compared.