Genetic Distance Study among Deoni Breed of Cattle Using Random Amplified DNA Markers

  • Appannavar, M.M. (University of Agricultural Sciences) ;
  • Govindaiah, M.G. (Dept. of ABGB, Veterinary College) ;
  • Ramesha, K.P. (SRS, NDRI)
  • Received : 2002.01.11
  • Accepted : 2002.04.08
  • Published : 2003.03.01


Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis was done with 19 oligonucleotide primers to study genetic similarities and divergence among different types of Deoni breed of cattle viz., Balankya, Wannera and Waghya. Six random primers produced low to high numbers of polymorphic bands between pooled DNA of different Deoni types. Of the 48 RAPD markers obtained 33 were common to all Deoni types, 3 were individual specific and 12 were polymorphic for different Deoni types. The mean average percentage difference values among Deoni types showed that Balankya and Wannera had less genetic divergence when compared to Waghya.


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