Phylogenetic Relationships of Jeju Dogs to Other Domestic and Foreign Dog Breeds Determined by Using mtDNA D-loop Sequences

mtDNA D-loop의 염기서열에 의한 제주견과 우리나라 재래견 및 외국견품종과의 유연관계

  • 김미경 (제주대학교 생명공학부) ;
  • 김남영 (농촌진흥청 난지축산시험장) ;
  • 이성수 (농촌진흥청 난지축산시험장) ;
  • 김규일 (제주대학교 생명공학부) ;
  • 양영훈 (제주대학교 생명공학부)
  • Received : 2011.03.03
  • Accepted : 2011.07.26
  • Published : 2011.08.31


Phylogenetic relationships of Jeju dogs to other domestic and foreign dog breeds were assessed using mtDNA D-loop sequences. Neighbor-joining trees were constructed using complete sequences (970 bp excluding the tandem repeat region) determined for five Cheju, four Jindo, four Sapsaree, five Pungsan, two of each East and West Laika dogs (Canis familiaris), two gray wolves (Canis lupus) and two coyotes (Canis latrans) and also published complete sequences for dogs. Coyote sequences were used as outgroups. In addition, a total of 214 haplotypes of 598bp D-loop sequences from 30 dog breeds were collected from GenBank and used to investigate genetic structure of population. In the analyses of full D-loop sequence variation and the phylogenetic trees constructed by neighbor-joining method, neither haplotypes nor clades specific for any domestic dog breeds were observed. The inter-species sequence variation (4.51%) between domestic dogs and wolves was much higher than the intra-species sequence variation within domestic dogs (1.63%) and wolves (3.64%). The divergence of the dog and wolf occurred approximately 1~2 million years ago based on these values. The taxa of Jeju dog breed in the phylogenetic tree are clustered separately and intermingled with other taxa of breeds, suggesting that active crossbreeding of Jeju dogs with other domestic breeds.


Dogs;Mitochondrial DNA;D-loop;Polymorphism;Phylogeny


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