These authors have contributed equally to this work.
Genetic diversity in the Maremmano horse and its relationship with other European horse breeds
Article first published online: 10 NOV 2010
© 2010 The Authors, Journal compilation © 2010 Stichting International Foundation for Animal Genetics
Special Issue: Horse Genomics and the Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation
Volume 41, Issue Supplement s2, pages 53–55, December 2010
How to Cite
Felicetti, M., Lopes, M. S., Verini-Supplizi, A., Da Câmara Machado, A., Silvestrelli, M., Mendonça, D. and Distl, O. (2010), Genetic diversity in the Maremmano horse and its relationship with other European horse breeds. Animal Genetics, 41: 53–55. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2010.02102.x
- Issue published online: 10 NOV 2010
- Article first published online: 10 NOV 2010
- Accepted for publication 20 September 2010
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The Maremmano is an Italian warmblood horse breed from central Italy. We characterized the genetic diversity and the degree of admixture in Maremmano in comparison to 14 other European horse breeds using 30 microsatellites. Between-breed diversity explained about 9 per cent of the total genetic diversity. Cluster analysis, genetic distances and genetic differentiation coefficients showed a close relationship of Maremmano with Hanoverian and Lusitano in accordance with breed history.