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dc.contributor.authorKoban, Evren
dc.contributor.authorGökçek Saraç, Çiğdem
dc.contributor.authorAçan, Sinan Can
dc.contributor.authorSavolainen, Peter
dc.contributor.authorTogan, İnci Zehra
dc.description.abstractKangal and Akbash dogs are the two well-known shepherd dog breeds in Turkey. In order to contribute to the understanding of the genetic relationship between Kangal dogs, Akbash dogs and the dogs from different regions of Eurasia, 585 base pair (bp) segment of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region was sequenced from Kangals and Akbashes. Sequences of the Kangal and Akbash dogs examined in the present study were comparatively examined with those of previous studies on dogs. Consensus neighbour-joining tree with bootstrapping, which is constructed based on pairwise Fst values between populations, indicated that Kangal dogs and Akbash dogs are on different branches of the tree. Furthermore, the nodes of these branches were supported with high bootstrap values. In conclusion, the present study indicated that Kangal and Akbash dogs might have descended maternally from different origins along the evolutionary history of domestic dogs.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
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dc.titleGenetic relationship between Kangal, Akbash and other dog populations
dc.publisher.journalDiscrete Applied Mathematics

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