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Anim Genet. 2010 Oct;41(5):545-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2010.02039.x.

Assessing genetic diversity of Vietnamese local chicken breeds using microsatellites.

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Department of Animal Sciences, Animal Breeding and Genetics Group, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany.


This study aimed to assess genetic diversity within and between nine Vietnamese local chicken breeds and two Chinese breeds included for comparison. Genotyping 29 microsatellites revealed high diversity of both Vietnamese and Chinese breeds. Cluster analysis using the STRUCTURE software suggested six clusters as the most likely grouping of the 11 breeds studied. These groups encompassed four homogeneous clusters, one formed by the two Chinese breeds and the other three representing a single breed each: the Mekong Delta breed Ac, the South Central Coast breed Choi, and the Red River Delta breed Dong Tao. The six remaining breeds formed two additional admixed clusters.

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