The genetic structure of cattle populations (Bos taurus) in northern Eurasia and the neighbouring Near Eastern regions: implications for breeding strategies and conservation
Article first published online: 4 AUG 2007
Volume 16, Issue 18, pages 3839–3853, September 2007
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LI, M.-H., TAPIO, I., VILKKI, J., IVANOVA, Z., KISELYOVA, T., MARZANOV, N., ĆINKULOV, M., STOJANOVIĆ, S., AMMOSOV, I., POPOV, R. and KANTANEN, J. (2007), The genetic structure of cattle populations (Bos taurus) in northern Eurasia and the neighbouring Near Eastern regions: implications for breeding strategies and conservation. Molecular Ecology, 16: 3839–3853. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03437.x
- Issue published online: 4 AUG 2007
- Article first published online: 4 AUG 2007
- Received 10 March 2007; revision accepted 24 May 2007
Fig.S1. Plot of FST against heterozygosity for the 30 microsatellites analysed. Two outliers (HEL13 and CSSM66) are detected. The yellow, blue and red lines denote upper and lower 95% confidence limits, and median, respectively, of 100,000 independent loci simulated.
Fig.S2. (A) Posterior probability [ln P(D)] against the maximum number of populations (K); (B) the increase of ln P(D) for a given K, calculated as (ln P(D)K - ln P(D) K-1) for the combined analysis.
Table S1. Microsatellite characterization, Weir & Cockerham's (1984) genetic differentiation estimators (f, F and θ ), Ewens-Watterson's test for neutrality (Ewens 1972; Watterson 1978) with 1000 simulated samples.
Table S2. Pairwise θ -values with the results of significance test for genic differentiation (ns, nonsignificant and P>0.05; all the other values are significant and P<0.05) (below diagonal), and the corresponding immigration rate (Nm) between populations (above diagonal). Numbers in bold face are the lowest and the highest values of θ and Nm.
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