Study on Origin and Phylogeny Status of Hu Sheep

  • Geng, R.Q. (Animal Science & Veterinary Medical College, Yangzhou University) ;
  • Chang, H. (Animal Science & Veterinary Medical College, Yangzhou University) ;
  • Yang, Z.P. (Animal Science & Veterinary Medical College, Yangzhou University) ;
  • Sun, W. (Animal Science & Veterinary Medical College, Yangzhou University) ;
  • Wang, L.P. (Animal Science & Veterinary Medical College, Yangzhou University) ;
  • Lu, S.X. (Animal Science & Veterinary Medical College, Yangzhou University) ;
  • Tsunoda, K. (Showa University School of Medicine) ;
  • Ren, Z.J. (Northwest Agriculture University)
  • Received : 2002.01.10
  • Accepted : 2002.10.21
  • Published : 2003.05.01


Applying simple random sampling in typical colony methods in the central area of habitat, 14 structural loci and 31 alleles in blood enzyme and other protein variations of Hu sheep population are examined. After collecting the same data of 11 loci about the 22 sheep colonies in China and other countries, it clusters the 23 sheep populations by fuzzy cluster analysis. The study proves that the phylogenetic relationship between Hu sheep population and Mongolia populations is relatively closed. This result obtained is shown to conform to the historical data.


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