Genetic variation among native chicken breeds of Iran based on biochemical polymorphisms

S. Esmaeilkhanian, R. Osfori, M. A. Kamali, P. Horn

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1. Genetic distances and heterozygosity were determined in 5 Iranian native chickens: Dashtyary, Lary, Marandy, Naked neck and Common breed, using three blood group systems (A, B and D) and 4 serum protein loci (albumin, transferrin, alkaline phosphatase and esterase). 2. The highest DA and D S were obtained between Dashtyary and Lary breeds. 3. The average heterozygosity for each breed in all loci ranged from 0.330 for Dashtyary to 0.370 for Common breed. 4. Dendrograms based on an unweighted pair-group method using an arithmetic average (UPGMA) showed two distinct clusters. One cluster included Dashtyary and the other contained the remaining 4 breeds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)598-603
Number of pages6
JournalBritish poultry science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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