Articles | Volume 60, issue 2
Original study
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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Subject: Biodiversity | Animal: Horses
Genetic diversity in Tunisian horse breeds
Bayrem Jemmali, Mohamed Mezir Haddad, Nawel Barhoumi, Syrine Tounsi, Faten Lasfer, Amira Trabelsi, Belgacem Ben Aoun, Imen Gritli, Soufiene Ezzar, Abdelhak Ben Younes, Mohamed Habib Ezzaouia, Boulbaba Rekik, and Hatem Ouled Ahmed
Arch. Anim. Breed., 60, 153–160,,, 2017
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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.