Russian Journal of Genetics

, Volume 50, Issue 4, pp 406–414 | Cite as

Linkage disequilibrium analysis for microsatellite loci in six cattle breeds

  • T. Yu. Kiselyova
  • J. Kantanen
  • N. I. Vorobyov
  • B. E. Podoba
  • V. P. Terletsky
Animal Genetics


Autosomal microsatellites are valuable tools for investigating genetic diversity and population structure and making conservation decisions to preserve valuable breeds of domestic animals. We carried out a linkage disequilibrium analysis using 29 microsatellite markers in six cattle populations: Suksun, Istoben, Yaroslavl, Kholmogory, Grey Ukrainian and Pechora type of Khologory cattle. We discovered a significant linkage disequilibrium between microsatellites INRA037 and CSRM60 in Grey Ukrainian cattle.


Quantitative Trait Locus Linkage Disequilibrium Microsatellite Locus Cattle Breed Cattle Population 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Yu. Kiselyova
    • 1
  • J. Kantanen
    • 2
  • N. I. Vorobyov
    • 3
  • B. E. Podoba
    • 4
  • V. P. Terletsky
    • 1
  1. 1.All-Russia Research Institute for Farm Animal Genetics and BreedingSaint Petersburg, PushkinRussia
  2. 2.Biotechnology and Food ResearchMTT Agrifood Research Institute, FinlandJokioinenFinland
  3. 3.All-Russia Research Institute for Agricultural MicrobiologySaint-Petersburg, PushkinRussia
  4. 4.Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of UkraineChubinskoeUkraine

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