Assessment of Genetic Diversity and Relationships Between Korean Cattle and Other Cattle Breeds by Microsatellite loci

Microsatellite loci 분석에 의한 한우와 타 품종간의 유전적 유연관계

  • Yoon, D.H. (National Livestock Research Institute, R.D.A.) ;
  • Park, E.W. (National Livestock Research Institute, R.D.A.) ;
  • Lee, S.H. (National Livestock Research Institute, R.D.A.) ;
  • Lee, H.K. (Department of Genomic Engineering, Hankyoung National University) ;
  • Oh, S.J. (National Livestock Research Institute, R.D.A.) ;
  • Cheong, I.C. (National Livestock Research Institute, R.D.A.) ;
  • Hong, K.C. (College of Life & Environmental Science, Korea University)
  • 윤두학 (농촌진흥청 축산연구소) ;
  • 박응우 (농촌진흥청 축산연구소) ;
  • 이승환 (농촌진흥청 축산연구소) ;
  • 이학교 (한경대학교 생명공학과) ;
  • 오성종 (농촌진흥청 축산연구소) ;
  • 정일정 (농촌진흥청 축산연구소) ;
  • 홍기창 (고려대학교 생명유전공학부)
  • Published : 2005.06.30


For the genetic assessment of the cattle breeds including Hanwoo, eleven microsatellite markers on ten bovine autosomes were genetically characterized for 618 individuals of nineteen cattle breeds; North Eastern Asian breeds (Korean cattle, Korean Black cattle, Japanese Black cattle, Japanese Brown cattle, Yanbian cattle), Chinese yellow cattle (Luxi cattle, Nanyang cattle), European Bas taurus (Angus, Hereford, Charolais, Holstein, Limousin), African Bas taurus (N'Dama, Baoule), African Bas indicus (Kavirondo Zebu, White Fulani), Asian Bas indicus (Sahiwal, Nelore) and one Bali cattle, Bas banteng as an outbreed-reference population. Allele frequencies derived from the genotyping data were used in estimating heterozygosities, gene diversities and genetic distances. The microsatellite loci were highly polymorphic, with a total of 162 different alleles observed across all loci. Variability in allele numbers and frequencies was observed among the breeds. The average expected heterozygosity of North Eastern Asian breeds was higher than those of European and African taurines, but lower than those of Asian and African indicines. Genetic distances were estimated using Nei's DA genetic distance and the resultant DA matrix was used in the construction of the phylogenetic trees. The genetic distances between North Eastern Asian cattle breeds and Bas indicus were similar with those between European Bas taurus and Bas indicus, and African Bas taurus and Bas indicus, respectively. The clusters were clearly classified into North Eastern Asian, European and African taurines groups as well as different cluster with Chinese mainland breeds, firstly out-grouping with Bas indicus. These results suggest that Korean cattle, Hanwoo, had not been originated from a crossbred between Bas primigenius in Europe and Bas indicus in India and North Eastern Asian Bas taurus may be have separate domestication from European and African Bas taurus.


Microsatellite;Bos indicus;Bos taurus;Hanwoo;Phylogenetic analysis


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