Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 50 issue 5 (october 2016) : 652-657

A comparison of genetic variations among native and some local chicken populations in Turkey

Rahsan Ivgin Tunca*, Atilla Taskin1
1<p>Mugla Sitki Ko&ccedil;man University, Ula Ali Ko&ccedil;man Vocational School,&nbsp;Dept. of Animal and Plant Breeding, Mugla, Turkey.</p>
Cite article:- Tunca* Ivgin Rahsan, Taskin1 Atilla (2016). A comparison of genetic variations among native andsome local chicken populations in Turkey . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 50(5): 652-657. doi: 10.18805/ijar.10278.

Genetic variations among native and local chicken populations in six different locations across Turkey were established using 15 ISSR primers, and produced 87 bright and reproducible bands. According to pairwise genetic differentiation among the populations (GST), the highest genetic differentiation was determined between the Samsun and Yozgat population and the lowest was observed between the Dulkadirli and Budak populations.  Shannon’s index was calculated to be 0.239. The gene flow (Nm) among the populations was estimated to be 3.489, which indicated low levels of differentiation among the populations. Analysis of Molecular Variance (AMOVA) identified 13% of the total genetic variation between the populations and the rest of the differences were 87% within the populations. Cluster analysis revealed two main branches, one leading to the domestic chicken population collected from Samsun in the Black Sea region of Turkey, the other branch clustered into two branches; one branch consisting of the Denizli Native Chicken population and the other one of domestic chicken populations sampled from Central Anatolia populations. The study is important to clarify the indigenous chicken genetic resources in Turkey. The results could be used for future breeding research conducted by either the public or private sectors.

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