Articles | Volume 63, issue 2
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 269–275, 2020
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 269–275, 2020

Original study 30 Jul 2020

Original study | 30 Jul 2020

Genetic diversity and relationship among indigenous Turkish Karayaka sheep subpopulations

Koray Kirikci et al.

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The objective of the current research was to evaluate genetic relationships among indigenous Turkish Karayaka sheep subpopulations as well as genetic diversity. Our results show a high genetic differentiation among subpopulations, which is quite interesting when considered for only one breed. This differentiation should be taken into consideration when preparing conservation programs and future breeding strategies.