Articles | Volume 60, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-60-137-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-60-137-2017
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08 Jun 2017
Original study |  | 08 Jun 2017

Diversity and effective population size of four horse breeds from microsatellite DNA markers in South-Central Mexico

José Fernando Vázquez-Armijo, Gaspar Manuel Parra-Bracamonte, Miguel Abraham Velazquez, Ana María Sifuentes-Rincón, José Luis Tinoco-Jaramillo, Pascuala Ambriz-Morales, Williams Arellano-Vera, and Victor Ricardo Moreno-Medina

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This study assesses genetic diversity and population structure of Quarter Horse, Azteca, Thoroughbred and Creole horses, frequently used for horse dancing competitions in traditional regional festivities. Since most animals in the studied area are used as breeders, the results support the improvement of management strategies, including periodical assessment of these populations to ensure acceptable population sizes and breed integrity, and documenting genetic flow and reproductive management.