Investigation of genetic structure in van cats using microsatellite

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Koyun H., Koncagul S., Karakuş K., Okut H., Küçük M., Yılmaz A., ...More

JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.1, no.1, pp.18, 2017 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Abstract
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.18
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to characterize the genetic structure and

detect genetic differentiation of the Van cat population under a conservation

program based on eye colors, fur length, and a three-spot on the head. 25 male and 41 female cats were selected and 4

microsatellite loci (FCA176, 478, 547, 688) were chosen throughout

the domestic cat genome. Heterozyosity (H) and Polymorphism

Information Content (PIC) were estimated as 0.446 and 0.347;

0.425 and 0.335; 0.204 and 0.183; 0.495 and 0.372 for each loci,

respectively. As a result, combining phenotype and marker data, no

genetic relations in pedigree were obtained. Moreover, there were

no statistical evidences among marker loci and phenotypes but statistical

relationships between FCA176, FCA478 loci and three head

spots and fur length were detected, respectively, (p = 0.0734 and

p = 0.0651).